NDT Specialist

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £26.50 per hour + Shift uplifts

  • Contact:

    Chris Ward

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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NDT Specialist Job Spec

Description of the job

Working as part of a small dedicated team, carry out NDT examinations on aircraft materials (Composite and Metallic), components and structures in line with engineering requirements, with a high degree of autonomy. Candidates must hold EN4179 (or equivalent) Level 2 in Eddy Currents and Ultrasonic and will be expected to work shifts (Double-Days and/or nights, which will attract the appropriate shift premium), as well as some weekend overtime.

The job holder will report functionally and operationally to the NDT Group Leader, Broughton.

Tasks & accountabilities

 Nondestructive testing of aircraft materials (Composite and Metallic) components and structures across all business areas
 Ensure all in-house technical requirements are maintained i.e. controlling documentation, continuation training for operational areas, Operational Surveillance, supply of NDT reports to allow concessions to be raised, and instruction formulation and review.
 Line side support to operations
 Andon Support direct to operations
 PPS Support
 External/internal Audit support
 Concession reduction project support
 Carry out performance checks on in-house NDT Instrumentation in support of all business areas
 Maintain personal approvals in accordance with the applicable NDT certification scheme and in line with business requirements

Required skills


 EN4179 (or equivalent) Level 2 qualification in Eddy Currents and Ultrasonic
 Experience in testing and inspection methods for both Composite and Metallic materials
 Served a technical apprenticeship, preferably in the Aircraft manufacturing industry
 Educated to HNC/HND level
 Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
 The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a small team
 Strong organizational skills together with a high degree of self-motivation and flexibility in order to meet tight deadlines demanded of the team


 Familiar with SAP systems and processes