NDT Penetrant Inspector I in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 4/6/2024

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NDT Penetrant Inspector I

Job Description

NDT Penetrant Inspector

NDT Penetrant Inspector evaluates manufactured parts for minor surface cracks and indications of surface imperfections or defects by use of Liquid Penetrant inspection

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 Parsons, Ks manufactures precision parts for passenger and military aircraft. Travelers around the world count on our employees for their commitment to quality.

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

  •  Sprays, brushes, or dips part in liquid penetrant
  • Allows penetrant to dwell on parts for specified period of time
  • Performs penetrant final rinse with water spray
  • Places parts in development tank for allotted time
  • Evaluates parts under UV light to detect minor surface cracks and/or indications of surface imperfections or defects under the supervision of a NDT level 2 or 3
  • Performs post penetrant cleaning of parts before forwarding on to next process/department
  • Accurately records required information in customer required log books
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary
  • Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Six to Twelve months related experience and/or training preferred.
  • Requires Level II training certification to work independently.
  • Ability to read and interpret customer specifications/drawings/prints/etc

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Three to six months related experience and/or training preferred
  • Requires level II training certification to work independently
  • Ability to use measuring instruments including but not limited to dial calipers, dial micrometers, and light meter
  • Awareness of calibration certification of equipment
  • Must be able to comply with specific safety policies of the location and area
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Annual eye exam is required
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Annual baseline hearing test is required
  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Annual eye exam is required
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required

  • Working conditions are:  100% manufacturing environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and airborne particles.
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Fully enclosed shoes of solid, leather construction with a steel or composite toe cap (ANSI Z41 compliant) must be worn in all manufacturing areas.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

This is a generic job posting for a NDT Penetrant Inspector. 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

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States


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