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Non-Destructive Test Technician 3

Requisition ID: R10056631

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Iuka, Mississippi, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Rotating Shifts (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 6

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is looking for a Non-Destructive Test Tech 3 to support the Aerospace Structures Business Unit in Iuka, MS.

Job Summary:

Conduct NDT (Nondestructive Testing) tests using specific techniques on aerospace products. Understand products, equipment set-up, and NDT operations. Follow specific operating procedures. Use safety specifications. Interpret and evaluate test results.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Review routers, procedures, specifications, and other instructions for completeness and instructions to perform operation
  • Process parts in accordance with procedures and technical instructions to evaluate for weld, braze, and/or casting discontinuities exceeding specified requirements
  • Work with UT and X-ray generating equipment
  • Set-up, operate, calibrate, and perform Process Control Checks on NDT equipment by following established instructions and record results
  • Interpret, evaluate, and report evaluation results, as required and outlined
  • Fill out required logs and statistical data sheets, as required
  • Maintain required job skills and knowledge of requirements (including procedures, specifications, etc.)
  • Maintain work area, equipment, and all documents/records to be audit ready at all times
  • Provide On-the-Job Training (OJT) to Level I NDT Inspectors and fellow Level II NDT Inspectors
  • Assist the Level III in developing specific test techniques
  • Completes these and other job duties as instructed

This position can be filled at varying shift times. Shift differential will be paid during eligible shifts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Two years manufacturing experience in nondestructive testing
  • Currently or previously certified to NDT Level II in UT and  X-ray in accordance with NAS-410 (documentation required)
  • Ability to provide documentation showing the completion of radiation safety training in accordance with state laws.
  • Able to read and interpret blueprint and engineering drawings and be able to document non-conformances as required
  • Ability to successfully pass vision screen and color blindness tests
  • Ability to pass General, Specific, and practical exams within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company .
  • Able to be subject to a variety of physical conditions and areas which could cause various phobias due to height or closed spaces

  • Able to lift up to approximately 25 pounds.  May occasionally lift 50 pounds (with assistance)
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace or aviation experience
  • Able to utilize measuring devices including comparators, micrometers, scales, and calipers
  • Experience with X-ray film and non-film methods
  • Familiarity with AS9100, NADCAP, and other Quality / NDT auditing / accreditation systems strongly preferred  
  • Experience with digital/computed radiography (CR) strongly desired (familiarity with GE CR systems and software a plus)
  • Experience with Automated Through Transmission Systems strongly desired.
  • Experience with MAUS systems strongly desired.
  • Experience with Multiple brands of Flaw detectors strongly desired.
  • Experience in the interpretation of flaws in Composites desired
  • Certification in other NDT methods (Flash thermography) strongly desired
  • Positive attitude and ambition to excel / advance in skills and knowledge
  • Attention to detail and an ability to produce error-free products and accurately complete paperwork
  • Willingness to cross train in other NDT methods
  • Ability to work extended or flexible schedule on short notice as needed.
  • Able to work under general direction with minimal supervision


Salary Range: $48,600 USD - $81,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.