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Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) - 3rd Shift

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 6, 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.



* Perform internal and external inspections to determine if a weldments meets the acceptance criteria of a specific code, standard or document * Interpretation of Codes and Specifications in accordance with the drawing requirements * Use a computer to compile and submit data of acceptance or rejection of weld quality, as well as for inter-office communications * Recommending and approving repairs as well as performing visual inspection of work in progress and completed work * Monitoring welding processes such as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Plasma Arc Welding and assuring they are performed in accordance with qualified procedures * Verify and document welder qualifications * Verification of the compliance of base metals with the applicable specifications * Appraisal of welding joint designs and joint preparations for compliance with drawing * Verification of proper fit, cleanliness, and environmental conditions * Verification of tack weld quality * Verification of preheat and interpass temperatures * Assurance of the proper control and handling of welding consumables * Verification of the interpass and final cleaning * Assurance of the product's conformity to drawings and specifications * Verification of cleanliness and weld surface quality * Oversight of NDT examinations, proof, and if required mechanical testing * Oversight of repair activities * Verification of the proper performance of postweld heat treatments * Confirmation of adequate documentation of fabrication and inspection activities * Assist in training and developing of other teammates * Support the development of NDE inspection techniques for complex geometries * Interpret and review engineering drawings as required * Interpret, evaluated, communicate and report findings to production and engineering * Perform surface and near surface NDE inspections with Eddy Current, Dye Penetrant, and Magnetic Particle inspection methods


* High school diploma or equivalency certificate * 5+ years of experience in an occupational function that has a direct relationship to the design, production, construction, or repair of weldments being fabricated to a specified code, other standard or a contract requirements * 2+ years of experience in welding inspection as a level II NDE/NDT technician * Current American Welding Society certified welding inspector (CWI)


* Extensive knowledge of industry standards including AWS and ASME * Working knowledge of surface and subsurface NDE methodologies * NDE qualifications in MT, PT, ET, RT, UT, or PAUT * NDT Level II certification in line with ASNT-TC-1A or NAS-410 in ultrasonic testing (UT) including phased Array ultrasonic testing (PAUT)


* Ability to lift 25lbs. unassisted, bend stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run * Must be able to work overtime 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.

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 , Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) - 3rd Shift, Other , Brownsville, Texas

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