Engineering Technician II, Nondestructive Examination
Posted: 5/13/2015 9:44:00 AM
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Pacific Gas & Electric
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million
people in Northern and Central California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital
status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.
Applied Technology Services (ATS) is an internal service provider performing technical services for
PG&E. The Nondestructive Examination (NDE) unit provides technical NDE expertise, consultation, special project inspections and examinations in both the laboratory and in the field. The methods and tools used to support various projects throughout PG&E include: Gamma and X-Ray conventional and computed radiography, conventional and automated ultrasonic testing using straight beam, shear wave, phased array and TOFD, magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrant testing, remote video inspection using push cameras and crawlers, CWI visual inspections, surface laser scanning, infrared thermography, field chemistry analysis, acid etching, and in-situ tensile/yield strength testing.
Projects are performed in support of Gas Operations, Hydro Generation, Nuclear Power Generation and Electric Operations. Specific Gas Operation projects include gas pipeline inspections in support of internal/external corrosion direct assessment and in-line (ILI) inspection
programs. Hydro Generation projects include pressure boundary, penstock and rotor inspections. PG&Es Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant requires ATS support for the main turbine, feed-water piping and conduit inspections on an annual basis.
The NDE Engineering Technician II shall have the skills and knowledge to set up and calibrate equipment to conduct inspections and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with company procedures written with respect to applicable codes, specifications, and standards.
The individual shall be thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations of the test method and shall exercise assigned responsibility to effectively communicate inspection results to project engineering and/or management. This position is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of NDE inspections within the PG&E service territory.
This position will require 70% of the NDE Engineering Technicians time to be spent at work sites
throughout the Northern California service territory. Technicians are dispatched from the San
Ramon office location daily with overnight stays near the work site being required on a limited
1. Perform inspections and conducts manual and automated nondestructive inspections (including report preparation) on power plant, gas transmission, substation components and others as required.
2. Assists in development of NDE procedures and techniques, including, but not limited to laboratory work, design and fabrication of tooling, fixtures, and delivery systems for NDE systems, and maintenance and repair of NDE equipment.
Associate degree in the appropriate field of technology or equivalent education and experience
Documented classroom and on the job training hours for the direct certification to Ultrasonic,
Radiographic, Liquid Penetrant, and Magnetic Particle Level II examiner in accordance with ASNT
Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a certified Level II examiner with a focus in PAUT
and AUT ( straight beam and angle beam inspection) and at least 3 of the following methods (RT,
UT(T), MT, PT)
Ability to interpret and evaluate results with respect to applicable codes, specifications, standards,
and company procedures
Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office and Adobe software applications to compile final inspection
Directly related experience with gas pipeline integrity management programs
Current IRRSP or Radiographers State Card
Previous nuclear power generation inspection experience to include unescorted access
Current AWS CWI and API 510, 570, 653 certifications
ASNT ACCP certifications, CSWIP, PCN certifications
Inspection experience utilizing automated UT systems and interpreting collected data
Inspection experience performing Advanced Ultrasonics including TOFD
Working knowledge of computerized radiography techniques and equipment
Knowledge and familiarity with the use of codes and standards to include ASME Section III, V, VIII, XI, 31.1, 31.3, 31.8, API 1104, API 5L, AWS D1.1
Acid etching and hardness testing data collection experience