NDE Level III Specialist
Posted on 1/2/2023

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
DevOps & Infrastructure
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of ET level III experience (ASNT or NAS-410)
  • 2+ years of experience developing ET inspection system solutions
  • Education or degree in materials science, aerospace, or electro-mechanical
  • Expert knowledge of inspection equipment within your method
  • 2+ years of experience supporting the technical development and performance of inspectors
  • Ability to read/interpret mechanical drawings
  • Mathematics/statistics skills
  • Computer skills such as word, excel, and work order ERP systems
  • 5+ years as an inspector in the aerospace, powergen, or petrochem industries
  • Expert knowledge of codes and requirements i.e. ASME, ASTM, AWS, MIL-STD, NASA STD 5009, NAS-410
  • Experience using problem solving tools and techniques: fishbone diagrams, flowcharts, strategy maps, mental maps, idea maps, concept maps, layered process audit software, charting software
  • Knowledge/experience with lean principles, kaizen, continuous improvement, 5S
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral
  • Able to travel among other SpaceX sites
  • Ability to work at elevated heights occasionally (scissor lifts and articulated boom lifts)
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting, and carrying equipment up to 30 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Proactively look for inspection process improvement opportunities including new technology assessments and implementations
  • Develop process improvement initiatives and project manage them to successful completion
  • Collaborate with design/manufacturing engineering and NDE operations to address emergent inspection problems/opportunities and implement effective and efficient solutions
  • Interpret NDE requirement callout notes on part specific engineering drawings and produce part-specific inspection procedures to meet those requirements
  • Develop new inspection procedure qualification strategies and produce qualification reports
  • Review, interpret, correlate and organize complex inspection data into reports addressing/resolving production inspection issue tickets
  • Relative to new processes or procedures, mentor, train, and support NDE operations inspectors
  • As needed:
  • Audit NDE operations inspections for quality, accuracy, consistency, and reliability
  • Develop training content, deliver training, and proctor qualification/certification examinations
  • Support outside inspection supplier surveillance, on-boarding, and/or audits
  • Review/approve contracted inspection vendor techniques
  • Support data reviews, root cause and corrective actions for NDE escapes and containments
  • Present technical responses to inquiries from the NASA working group or USSF