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NDT Level III Specialist

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.



  • Build relationships with cross-functional groups to understand supply base needs
  • Review and understand supplier issues, recommending appropriate actions
  • Technology Development:
  • Systems and tooling selection
  • Market research and investigation
  • System testing and trials
  • System evaluation and qualification including probability of detection studies

  • Process Development:
  • Method process documentation
  • Part specific technique development, testing, documentation and deployment
  • Engineering drawing interpretation and engineering specifications

  • Production Technical Support:
  • System level production maintenance and support definition
  • Production cell technical oversight: trouble shooting, complex problem solving
  • Continuous improvement: method accuracy, process efficiency, reliability and speed

  • Technician Qualification and Certification:
  • Method training framework definition
  • Class room training selection
  • Written tests; practical exams; and administration of general & specific tests


  • 3+ years of NDE experience at Level III to ASNT Level III standards
  • 5+ years of NDE experience at Level II to NAS 410/ASNT standards


  • 7+ years of experience in non-destructive testing/evaluation, engineering, production, and quality
  • Experience with quality systems (ISO 9000/AS9100/NADCAP)
  • Expertise interpreting 2D engineering drawings and model drawings
  • Knowledge of AMS, AWS / ASME, ASTM etc.
  • Problem solving tools and techniques: Practical Problem Solving, 8D etc.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft office applications - Word, Power Point, Excel etc.
  • Good written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of quality processes (approvals, quality planning, first article inspections, etc.)
  • Experience in advanced NDE methods such as: Phased Array UT and Full Matrix Capture
  • 5+ years of aerospace experience especially experience in the space launch business
  • Degree in an engineering-related subject area
  • Knowledge of NASA 5009 Standards


  • Position may involve long hours and weekend work as needed
  • Ability to travel - up to 10-15% work week travel is expected


  • 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.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

Keywords: Space Exploration Technologies, Brownsville , NDT Level III Specialist, Other , Brownsville, Texas

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