Mistras Group
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Assistant
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NDT.org Job Number: 54029 * Please reference NDT.org Job Number on all correspondence
Contact: Brandt Baierl
Phone: 1-866-458-0918 ext 256
Company: Vestas Wind Systems
State: CO Colorado
Contact: Brandt Baierl
Country: United States
Length: Permenant
Pay: 21.75
What we offer
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time; generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

Experience the forces of wind
Join Vestas and work with cutting-edge wind technology

As one of the world leaders in wind power solutions with wind turbine installations in over 70 countries and more than 16,000 employees globally, Vestas looks to accelerate innovation through the development of our employees' skills and talents. Our goal is to reduce CO2 emissions dramatically and ensure a sustainable world for future generations.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Assistant
Towers Factory, Pueblo, CO

This position is responsible for ensuring specific quality metrics in support of fabricating wind turbine towers. Visual, Magnetic Particle, and Ultrasonic inspections will be measured before and after completion on the following processes: gas metal arc welding (GMAC), flux core arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and submerged arc welding (SAW).

1. Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment by following all safety protocols and performing routine housekeeping and workplace organization.
2. Executing inspection on value class A components (Tower sections, flanges and steel plates).
3. Perform activities of position as outlined in Production Inspection Instructions.
4. Perform product quality inspections and make corrections as required.
5. Operate material handling equipment, overhead crane and rigging, to fit-up and relocate tower section components.
6. Perform daily maintenance inspections on equipment and correct minor issues.
7. Coordinate with Team Leaders and other production employees to prioritize products to process.
8. Work with assigned welding group to complete tasks as a team.
9. Communicate quality and safety concerns with welding group and Team Lead.
10. Other duties may be assigned.

2. High school diploma/GED
3. Able to speak, read and understand English.
4. Documented training and experience hours signed by a NDT Level III in the following Non-Destructive Testing Methods: VT – Visual Testing, MT - Magnetic Particle Testing, and UT – Ultrasonic Testing.
5. Minimum training/experience hours must meet or exceed the ASNT SNT-TC-1A requirements in the following methods/ levels:
· VT – Level II:
· (24 training hours / 210 minimum hours in method)

· MT – Level II:
· (20 training hours / 280 minimum hours in method)

· UT–Level II:
· (80 training hours / 840 minimum hours in method)

6. Employment conditional upon passing the inspection skills assessment: General Examination, Practical Examination, and Specific Examination.

1. Background as blacksmith, electrician, quality technician or the likewise.
2. Knowledge of AWS D1.1 and European Standards.
3. Previous UT testing on steel plates and weldments.
4. 2-5 years experience within quality inspection.
5. Excellent organizational skills.
6. Clarity of communication skills, dynamic, flexible and the ability to work in an environment of change.
7. Comfortable working on the production floor.
8. Ability to understand technical information and data.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Standing and or walking for periods up to 3 hours.
2. Frequent heavy lifting of up to 75 pounds from floor to shoulder height.
3. Use of hand tools weighing up to 15 pounds.
4. Kneeling required up to 30% of work time.
5. Operation of hand-held grinder up to 2 hours per day.
6. Movement of wheel barrels up to 200 feet.

Heavy industrial work environment, loud machine noise from production floor, exposure to welding flash and grinding sparks.

Workplace hazards may include hazardous chemicals, potential for eye injuries from metal or mechanical parts, heavy lifting, or foot injuries from falling objects. Employees in these areas must use safety glasses, hearing protection and wear steel-toed boots.

1. Safety Systems
2. Production Systems
3. Quality Systems
4. Production Inspection Instructions
5. On-The-Job Training
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