NDT Level II: UT, PT, RT, MT

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State: CA California
Country: United States
Status:
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Currently working but always looking.
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Certifications
ACCREDIDATION
• Level II Inspector - NAS 410, MIL-STD-410, and BSS 7698.

UT, PT, RT, MT
Education
EDUCATION
• Associate of Arts/Liberal Arts Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
• Associate of Science/Marine Technology College of Oceaneering Wilmington, CA
- A complete program in underwater technology including physiology, diving, welding and rigging including a comprehensive curriculum in nondestructive testing endorsed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.
• Don Bosco Technical Institute Rosemead, CA
- Various courses covering radiographic testing which met the education requirements for Level II certification. Endorsed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.
Experience
WORK EXPERIENCE

February 2014-Present
Adel Wiggin Group
Ultrasonic Test Technician (Level II)
Certified Level II in UT Perform ultrasonic inspections of composite parts, including carrying out and recording the required checks of in-use materials, cleaning of parts prior to inspection, post-cleaning of parts, and maintenance of equipment. Support Ultrasonic testing, pulse-echo straight beam (compression) on both new product development and continuing production. Perform and interpret NDT inspections on composite fuel line products per applicable test processes and procedures. Coordinate as necessary with UT-Level 1 or 2 personnel per NAS-410 requirements for assigned product responsibilities. Participate in development of test requirements for Ultrasonic testing. Assist in the identifying non-conforming product corrective and preventive action process by working with other departments to develop effective solutions to problems. Review drawing releases and changes to ensure all test requirements are correct and that Ultrasonic test requirements can be met. Knowledge of AS9100/ISO 9001 quality system requirements, sampling plans and techniques, certification of materials and processes, aerospace/defense test standards, procedures and processes, composites, ultrasonic test techniques, and ultrasonic NAS-410.



June 2013-February 2014
Hitco Carbon Composites
Level II NDT Inspector

Assisted resident Level III in inventory, assembly, and implementation of Boeing automated multi-channel Phased Array Ultrasonic unit. Also included writing of instruction manual for technician use and assisted in Boeing audit for unit qualification.




November 2007-April 2013
EnCore Composite Structures (formerly BAE Systems, Brea)
Level II NDT Inspector

Certified Level II in UT and Visual inspection. Level II NDT Inspector. Evaluate various laminate and honeycomb details and assemblies including Bell Helicopter V-22 Cyclic Stick and Turned Exhaust, Bell 429 Driveshaft, Honeywell -50 and -60 Bypass Duct, and Boeing Chines and Wing Fence. Equipment utilized includes QMI Turntable C-scan system, QMI Rotating Fixture System, QMI Immersion System, KrautKramer USN-60 and USD 30, and Stavely Bondmaster bond testing instruments. Also in process of incorporating Olympus Phased Array automated system utilizing Winspect inspection software.

November 2001-November 2007
Ducommun Aerostructures
Level II NDT Inspector

Certified Level II in UT, RT, PT and Visual inspection. Lead NDT Inspector. Evaluate various details and assemblies including C-17 Spoilers, Apache Main and Tail rotor blades, Bell tail rotors, Hawker 800 Winglet Assemblies, F-22 Graphite panels, Carson Helicopters Main rotors and Boeing 737 Spoilers. Equipment utilized includes Matec 5-axis C-scan systems, Matec AUIS contour-following C-scan system, KrautKramer USN-60 and Sonatest Masterscan 330 pulse-echo instruments, Bondascope 2100 and Stavely Bondmaster bond testing instruments. I additionally operate various X-ray tubes and film processors to perform complex, multi-exposure radiographic inspections of composites, including graphite laminate, honeycomb (Nomex and aluminum) and metal-to-metal bond. My duties also include liquid penetrant of various metallic detail parts used in our composite assemblies.

June 2000-November 2001
Cooperheat/MQS
Level II NDT Inspector

This position included both laboratory and field work performing UT, PT and MT inspections of various metallic assemblies. Some examples include raw materials, refinery piping and tanks, cranes, welded structures, paper mill processing equipment, etc. Codes utilized included American Welding Society and ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel codes.

March 1999-May 2000
Composite Structures
Level II NDT Inspector

Certified Level II in UT, PT and Visual inspections. Job duties and tasks were identical to my current employment at Ducommun Aerostructures. Composite Structures was eventually sold to Ducommun and the facility, products, responsibilities, and equipment are essentially identical.
Comments
ADDITIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Use automated C-scan as well as contact UT inspection, visual inspection, visible and fluorescent dye penetrant testing to inspect components, hardware, and sub-assemblies of military and civilian aircraft.
• Previous Level II certification in RT and PT; and qualified in MT magnetic particle tests.
• Precision Measuring Devices: eye loupes, rulers, tape measures, and borescope.
• Computer Competencies: automated C-scan Ultrasonic, including Mistras UTwin for UltraPac, Winspect Data Acquisition software utilizing Olympus hardware, and Matec Instrument Company’s proprietary and custom software. Mistras, Winspect, and Matec are each Windows based software.
• NDT testing of components, hardware, and sub-assemblies of AH-64 Apache, Lockheed Martin F-22, Boeing C-17, Boeing 787/777/737 programs, Bell Helicopters, Hawker 800, Bell/Boeing V-22, Carson Helicopter main rotor blade, Bell 429 Helicopter, and Honeywell bypass duct.
• Primarily work with UT testing on C-scan
• Experience generating nonconformance reports and Scrap Tags for found discrepancies.
• Able to verify specifications using purchase orders, prints, drawings, inspection instructions, and checklists.
• Able to read and interpret technical publications and engineering orders as they pertain to NDT requirements.
• Cleanroom, Lean Manufacturing, 5S/6S, FOD Control, Lean, Kanban, and Kaizen.