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Sr. Principal NDI Engineering Technician

Clearfield, UT

Job Description

Job ID: DBK20180103-44203

 Senior Engineering Technician- Non-destructive Inspection (NDI) Located in Clearfield, Utah

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Non-Destructive Inspection Engineering Technician:


The Orbital ATK Aerospace Structures Division Inspection Systems Development Group is recruiting for an NDI Engineering Technician.  The Inspection Systems Development Group is responsible for the development of NDT inspection technologies as well as design and construction of production inspection systems that include: 

  • Ultrasonic and ultrasonic phased array inspections of composite structures for  delamination, voids, porosity, and inclusions;
  • Machine vision inspection for foreign object debris (FOD) and flaws in composite manufacturing;
  • The development and implementation of novel composite inspection solutions that incorporate ultrasonics, sensors, thermography, shearography, eddy current and other NDT technologies

Job Description

The person filling this role will support a variety of activities including:

  • Work with NDI Development & Production personnel to develop & implement non-destructive inspection techniques, including training of production personnel
  • Assist with the design, fabrication & qualification of defect standards
  • Write technique sheets, procedures, and reports, as required
  • Assist with training & certification of  NDT personnel
  • Perform inspections of various composite structures in support of development,  production startup, MRB, or other activities, as required
  • Assist with instrument & system calibrations

Education & Experience: 

  • Level 2 or 3 certification per NAS410 in Ultrasonics (certification will be verified).
  • A minimum of 10 years of Ultrasonic Level 2 inspection experience in an aerospace or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience running automated ultrasonic inspection systems highly desired.


  • Must be familiar with instruments, systems, and software used for ultrasonic inspection of composites using manual or automated pulse echo, through transmission, pitch-catch, or phased array techniques
  • Must be capable of setting up and performing inspections, and interpreting results using available equipment & software, given general guidelines and requirements with a limited amount of supervision
  • Must have a general knowledge of other NDT methods as well as  product manufacturing and inspection processes used by Orbital ATK
  • Must be able to interpret codes, standards, and other contractual documents that control NDT method(s)
  • Must be capable of selecting the method and technique for a specific inspection
  • Must be capable of preparing and verifying the adequacy of procedures, work instructions, reports & presentations
  • Must be capable of training NDT personnel and supporting the examination  and certification of personnel
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a team
  • Excellent communication skills are required
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

Position will be located at Clearfield, Utah

Candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Ability to obtain TS/SCI level clearance is preferred.  

Could be filled at lower level 07H as Princ Eng Tech

Anticipated start date: Spring 2018

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight