Evident Ultrasonic Inspection Equipment
NDE LEVEL II - Shearography Inspection Technician
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NDT.org Job Number: 53877 * Please reference NDT.org Job Number on all correspondence
Contact: Tyler Townes
Phone: (310) 263-3356
Company: Space Exploration Technologies
State: CA California
Contact: Tyler Townes
Country: United States
Role Scope
A NDE Level II Inspection technician position at SpaceX
sits within the quality control network supporting
production as part of the NDE organization within the QA
department. The NDE function is organized within focused
production area cells alongside the production activities
utilizing multiple and varied inspection methods to
efficiently provide quality control and protect product

This is a 2nd shift position predominantly situated
within the composites manufacturing area where SpaceX
utilizes the latest cutting edge composite construction
methods to form light weight, high strength structures
inspected with equally cutting edge inspection methods
such as Shearography. We also utilize this inspection
technology within our M1D Main Engine manufacturing area
to inspect our metallic thrust chambers. This role will
primarily involve inspection using Shearography , as well
as the utilization of Ultra Sonic Through Transmission
and Pulse Echo hand scanning where applicable.

• Primary: Perform NDE inspections with Advanced
Shearography methods utilizing a range of material Stress
methods: Thermal, Vacuum, Pressure and Acoustics
• Secondary: Perform Ultra Sonic Through
Transmission Inspections utilizing robotic automated
machines plus manual Pulse Echo hand scanning
• Interpret, evaluate, communicate and report
findings to production & Engineering
• Interpret and review engineering drawings as
• Support the development of NDE inspection
techniques for complex geometries
• Assist in training and developing others within
the team
• Support research and development of alternate
composite inspection methods such as thermography for
operational improvement and optimization
Qualifications & Experience
• High School Diploma or GED
• A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Non-
Destructive Technician operating shearography equipment
• NAS 410 Level II certification in Shearography
(Preferred but not essential)

Preferred Skills & Experience:
• NAS 410 Level II certification in Ultra Sonics
• Operational experience of utilizing Shearography
• Knowledge of LTI 5000 series of hardware &
• Knowledge of Dantec Dynamics Inc. Q800 series of
hardware & Software
• Experience in inspecting honeycomb Core based
sandwich structures
• Experience in adhesive bond joint inspection
using “Bond Master” type scopes
• Knowledge of NASA 5009 standards
• Knowledge of ASTM E-2581
• Problem Solving tools and techniques: Practical
Problem Solving (PPS), 8D
• Basic understanding of lean principles: 5s,
Kaizen, Continuous improvement initiatives
• Basic computer skills: Microsoft applications –
word, power point, excel etc.

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