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Master NDE Inspector - PAUT (2nd Shift)

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

The Relativity Space NDE Team is dedicated to the integrity of our product while tackling the challenges of our novel manufacturing methods. We are tasked with developing and executing inspection of a huge variety of materials and components using cutting-edge industry technology. From crafting in-house processes and procedures that adhere to industry standards, to executing inspection operations, our team maintains a steadfast commitment to integrity, efficiency, accuracy and reliability.

About the Role:

Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Work closely with UT Level 3s and NDE Engineers to develop and execute feasibility studies, POD’s, and qualification plans.
  • Act as primary 2nd shift point-of-contact for PAUT technique development efforts and continuous improvement campaigns.
  • Perform volumetric NDE inspections using established, novel and advanced Phased Array Ultrasonic (PAUT) & Total Focusing Method/Full Matrix Capture (TFM/FMC) techniques.
  • Evaluation of acquired PAUT/TFM/FMC data for quality in accordance with specific acceptance criteria.
  • Detailed and comprehensive documentation/reporting of inspection results.
  • Engage in proactive mentorship and provide training and oversight for less experienced Inspectors.
  • Interface with outside stakeholders regarding inspection results and future possibilities.
  • Develop and publish part-specific NDE techniques for a variety of complex parts.
  • Plan and program automated UT inspections.
  • Work with vendors to troubleshoot and maintain equipment.
  • In depth comprehension and effective application of relevant NDE inspection plans, procedures, and techniques.
  • Perform surface NDE inspections with visual and other methods.

About You:

  • Level 2 or 3 certification in PAUT per NAS 410, SNT-TC-1A or equivalent and documentation of same. (be prepared to provide these records prior to interview).
  • Extensive (5+ years) and verifiable experience performing PAUT in a production setting.
  • Extensive and verifiable experience analyzing inspection data to specific acceptance criteria.
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering work instructions and drawings.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience contributing to system design and qualification efforts for aerospace customers (i.e. Boeing, Nasa, DoD, Space Force, etc…).
  • Current ASNT UT Level 3 certification.
  • Experience with inspection of additively manufactured materials, FSW’s, and OTW’s
  • NDE Level II Certification in Radiography (RT/DR/CR/CT), dye penetrant (PT), visual inspection (VT,CWI), Eddy Current (ET, ECA)
  • Experience inspecting various materials and geometries
  • Knowledge of industry standards (NASA, AMS, AWS/ASME, ASTM, etc.)
  • Experience with qualification of NDE inspection techniques/procedures in one or more volumetric methods
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience Auditing 3rd Party NDE Vendors

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here:
Hiring Range:
$43.78$56.65 USD