Nondestructive Tester

Department of Defense East Granby, CT
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DUTY LOCATION: 103d Maintenance Squadron (MXS), East Granby, CT


Area 1: All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the CTANG.

Area 2: All currently employed full-time temporary technician personnel and all current traditional members of the CTANG.

Area 3: Individuals eligible for membership in the CTANG. Membership must be satisfied within four (4) months of selection.

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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Air National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Air National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Air National Guard recruiter at (860) 292-2502 before applying for this position.

JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to inspect aerospace weapon systems components and support equipment for structural integrity using nondestructive inspection methods and performs fluid analysis.

The major duties include, but are not limited to:

* Determines test method, and prepares fluids and parts for nondestructive inspection.

* Performs nondestructive inspection on structures, components, and systems.

* Applies magnetic particle and/or liquid penetrant inspection to detect and interpret the relevancy of flaws in a variety of parts.

* Uses and maintains tools.

* Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations to maintain a safe and clean work environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works indoors and outdoors. May work in inclement weather on icy, wet, hot, and slippery ramps, work stands, ladders, and in temperature and humidity extremes. Subject to the dangers of toxic fumes, high pressure air and fluids, fast actuating aircraft surfaces such as speed brakes, flaps, and landing gear, engine noise, heat blast, and intake suction. The Technician may be subject to dangers of high voltage, chemicals, dust, dirt, grease, lubricants, paints, solvents, propeller hazard, confined space, x-ray radiation, and explosive and chemical munitions processing operations.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Prolonged standing, frequent lifting of parts and materials weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted, and occasionally over 50 pounds with assistance of lifting devices or other workers is required. Both hands and good eyesight required. Work requires stooping, bending, reaching, stretching, and climbing in, on, or through aircraft with equipment.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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3705 Non-Destructive Testing

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* National Guard Membership is required.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.

* Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.

* Direct Deposit is mandatory.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

* Must possess a valid state drivers license.

* Incumbent is required to perform annual task evaluations on each inspection duty in order to maintain certification.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience which demonstrates the ability to set up and operate test equipment, use test apparatus to apply tests to material or products, record readings, observe and record established reactions, and classify according to defined categories.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 18 months of specialized experience in the following:

* Experience in using ultrasonic and/or eddy current inspection techniques to observe, measure, and detect discontinuities and flaws.

* Experience classifying test results, identifying material deficiencies and recommending courses of action for items of equipment.

* Experience recommending engine components to be inspected and forwarding results to the appropriate authority.

* Experience performing scheduled inspections of testing equipment ensuring compliance with established technical regulations and procedures.


* Knowledge of the full range of characteristics of metals identification; wear metals identification and content; metal discontinuity and flaw detection; operation and maintenance of nondestructive test and oil analysis equipment; radiological safety and radiation monitoring procedures; technical orders and directives; and proper handling, use, and disposal of hazardous waste and materials.

* Knowledge of the various shapes, sizes, and density of flaw indications in parts, components, and materials being tested.

* Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures.

* Ability to identify, locate, and measure hidden and subsurface flaws, corrosion, and separation in bonded and honeycomb structures; integrity of welds; precision dimensional and volume measurements; and hardness of materials.

* Ability to follow technical orders engineering drawings, technical data, workbooks, and NDI literature to determine inspection requirements and area(s) to be examined.

* Ability to make independent determinations during the inspection process to select the inspection technique required and the calibration procedure; and evaluate defects, their nature, size, scope, and exact locations, and independently determine if the article should be accepted or rejected.

* Ability to plan and lay out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications and work orders.

* Ability to plan and accomplish a functional shop maintenance program is essential.

* Skill in surveillance and troubleshooting techniques and has the ability to correctly analyze findings given the equipment and Technical orders at hand.

* Ability to specify needed repair processes and/or modification of repairable products.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

MILITARY GRADE (Prior to Application): Enlisted: E-3 through E-6


UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 103d Maintenance Group or any subordinate unit

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment. This position requires a security clearance (Secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.


No substitution of education for specialized experience.