Level 3 NDT Examiner (Consultant)

Job Summary

The Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Level III Examiner (Consultant) will support the MAETS Quality Assurance Manager with all aspects of the welding program as well as other areas of the quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) program as may be required. This position will require a specific agreement/retainer for support services required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

On a typical, day-to-day basis (as required) the Level 3 NDT consultant will:

  • Provide technical advice, research, and assistance related to the oversight of welding, brazing and NDT programs
  • Develop new welding, brazing or NDT procedures, techniques, and calibration methods for equipment used for magnetic particle inspection, penetrant inspection and Radiography
  • Approve processes requiring NDT Level III authority
  • Conduct welder eye testing
  • Develop and maintain welder, NDT, and workmanship inspector training and associated records
  • Perform/support internal and external audits related to welding, brazing, and NDT
  • Develop and review welding, brazing and NDT records

Other Duties and Responsibilities

The Level 3 NDT consultant may also be required to:

  • Perform in-process and final inspections/testing to ensure compliance with drawings, specifications, quality standards, and all other applicable requirements for fabricated, assembled, welded or otherwise manufactured products, and purchased parts/specialty items from suppliers
  • Create and maintain documentation/files associated with quality control/inspection and testing results
  • Accept or reject material or assemblies based on conformance to design specifications or approved deviations
  • Evaluate, conduct, and document special processes and supplier audits (internal/external)
  • Conduct/support root cause analyses and corrective action
  • Perform quality engineering tasks including quality planning, data analysis, and process control activities
  • Other related activities as requested

Required Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications

  • Level III NDT Certification with experience in at least two of the following NDT methods: Radiography (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Fluid Penetrant Inspection (FPI), Eddy Current (ET), or Magnetic Particle (MT).
  • Three (3) years of experience as a QA/QC inspector, craftsmen, or supervisor in the ship repair/shipyard/drydock industry
  • Ability to prepare and approve NDT procedures and other related NDT work instructions
  • Extensive knowledge of industry NDT standards (ex. NAS410, ASTM 1742, ASTM 1417, ASTM 1444, AMS-STD-2154, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of the selection and application of welding procedures and processes including SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and SAW
  • Knowledge of NDT personnel training and examination standards
  • Fully conversant with Ship Terminology/Classification Rules/ASME/AWS codes and regulations.
  • Fully conversant with ASME SEC IX, AWS D1.1, ASME B 31.3 codes or other relevant craft codes or specifications
  • Shipyard experience and the ability to interface well with yard supervisors, managers, and customer quality assurance personnel
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to use tools, gauges, measuring devices, and test equipment necessary for the inspection process
  • Hands-on experience with the inspection of marine engine components, deck machinery (winches, cranes), pumps, valves, electrical, instrumentation or structural steel fabrication
  • Excellent communication skills, good command over written and spoken English, computer literate, good report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desired Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications Skills & Requirements

  • Internationally recognized NDT certifications: AWS CWI, NACE CIP, ASNT NDT Level III, etc.
  • Ability to verify requisite materials traceability and identification to meet ITP and contract requirements
  • Exposure to ISO Quality Management systems and internal audits
  • Exposure to Safety and Environmental Management Systems

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline plus at least five (5) years of related experience in quality/manufacturing/NDT processes (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) OR a High School Diploma or equivalent and 15 years of related experience in quality/manufacturing/NDT processes.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level and satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information
  • Must obtain a majority of own inspection tools

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract


  • NDT (Non-destructive Testing): 5 years (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • NDT Level II (Required)
  • Security Clearance (Preferred)

Work authorization:

Contract Renewal:

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10
  • 10-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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