NDT Inspector Specialist in Monrovia, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/8/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

NDT Inspector Specialist 

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Monrovia, CA manufactures large, complex contoured structural components and assemblies for aerospace and other applications.

Why Ducommun?

  • Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
  • Clean and climate-controlled working environment
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement

Job Summary

  • An Inspector Level II shall have the skills and knowledge to set up and calibrate equipment, conduct tests, and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with procedures approved by the appropriate NDT Responsible Level III.
  • The inspector shall be thoroughly familiar with the scope, theory, and limitations of the Penetrant, Ultrasonic and Radiography methods, and shall be capable of directing the work of trainees and Level I personnel.
  • The inspector shall be familiar with the codes and standards that control the method as utilized by Composite Structures.
  • Inspects all types of assemblies and sub-assemblies made from metal alloy materials-including castings, forgings, machined parts, and weldments for defects, flaws and other discontinuities through the operation of portable and stationary liquid Penetrant inspection equipment.
  • Conducts all necessary calibration and performance checks of the penetrant system.  
  • Evaluates defect indications for size, type, and location.
  • Makes accept/reject determinations per the applicable specifications. 
  • Reviews shop planning documents to determine that the appropriate manufacturing planning steps have been accomplished and verified.
  • Prepares and maintains inspection records, rejection tags, and related documentation in accordance with written procedures.
  • Generates defect drawings and material review board rejection documentation.
  • Recommends alternate NDT methods for verifying the nature and cause of detected defects.
  • Interfaces with various manufacturing departments to help resolve root causes of manufacturing defects.
  • Directs the work of trainees and Level I personnel.
  • Develops and documents techniques for inspecting new hardware using the Penetrant method for submittal to the appropriate NDT Level III.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • An NDT Inspector Level II must be able to demonstrate certification to National Aerospace Standard 410 for penetrant, ultrasonic and radiography testing
  • New hire applicants must provide proof of either previous certification to the above or evidence of the necessary training and experience required to be certified to the above, and be able to complete with a passing score, a Penetrant Level II certification examination in accordance with the requirements of National Aerospace Standard 410.
  • An NDT Inspector Level II must be able to document a minimum of 16 hours of training if a previous Level I certification had been held, or 32 hours if no previous Level I certification had been held.
  • All training must be documented as part of a program approved by an NDT Level III and which meets the training program requirements of National Aerospace Standard 410.
  • NDT Inspectors Level II must be able to document sufficient practical experience to assure they can perform the duties noted in the above job description, as well as a minimum of 400 hours of experience in accordance with the requirements of National Aerospace Standard 410.

Required Experience and Education

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a NDT/ manufacturing environment
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of co-workers and management
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Ability to read and write in English at a 12th grade level
  • Ability to perform basic math functions at a 12th grade level
  • Good attendance and a positive attitude with a team player approach

Licenses, Certifications, etc.

  • NDT Level II Certification to National Aerospace Standard 410.

This is a generic job posting for an NDT Inspector Specialist.  Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


801 Royal Oaks
Monrovia, California, 91016
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled