184007 - Quality Engineer 3 (NDT/NDE)
Chipton-Ross is seeking a level 3 Quality Engineer for a direct position in Tupelo, MS.

" Working within the Quality Engineering Department to supervise the investigation using various NDE/NDT methods such as Visual (VT), Ultrasonic (UT), Magnetic Particle (MT), Radiography (RT), Liquid Penetrant (LP), and other NDE/NDT methods to discover and document findings, communicate results and make technical presentations as required to support contractual and organizational requirements.
" May coordinate segments of specific projects and will have frequent inter-organization and customer contact related to complex technical issues.
" Develops, modifies, coordinates and documents the implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of NDE/NDT quality assurance programs and systems on one or more mid to large size projects.
" Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires a review of identifiable factors.
" Analyzes design reliability and quality to recommend process changes and enhancements.
" Creates or recommends design, dimensional or manufacturing process changes to improve products and reduce costs.
" Subject matter expert, devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.
" Determines Root Cause of failure on various reported field failures of EMS products and components.
" Ensures accurate and effective collection and interpretation of data to support the appropriate corrective action recommendations.
" Develops company procedures, utilize, troubleshoot and maintain test systems and instruments for nondestructive inspection (NDI).
" Develops, train, qualifies and maintains NDT personnel qualification certifications.
" Evaluates and advises Design Engineers regarding engineering drawings for appropriate NDE/NDT methods of products at various stages of production on machined, formed and welded/fabricated components.
" Knowledge of and advises on appropriate drawing information applied to welded joints in accordance with AWS D17.1, D1.1, D.1.6, D1.2, and NAVSEA TechPubs 278/248, 1688, and 0200 specifications.
" Participates in functional testing and/or inspection of equipment and systems.
" Audits supplier NDE/NDT programs and systems for deficiency identification and correction.
" Implements solutions to complex problems occurring internally and at vendor facilities.
" Prepares statistical analysis reports, specifications and other technical documents. Prepares and delivers technical presentations as required.
" Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations.
" Provides project direction to other staff members.
" Performs and or participates in fracture/failure investigations.
" May perform incoming material/part inspection.
" May generate nonconformances, material rejections, and corrective action reports, as well as communicating final acceptance test reports with customers.
" May also generate and maintain files of all quality and as-built information for each product.
" May represent the organization in providing solutions to designers, drawing specifications or technical issues associated with specific projects or programs.
" Expected to work in an ethical and safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
" Performs other duties as assigned or required.

" Current NDT Level 3 Certification per SNT-TC-1A is required.
" Direct experience supporting a FRACAS (Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System) program is highly desired.
" Welding Engineer or AWS/CWI experience is desired.
" Subject Matter Expert (SME) level of knowledge of weld techniques is required.
" Ability to operate and train other NDE/NDT personnel on various NDT equipment is required.
" In-depth knowledge of the theory and a proven track record of proper application of NDI techniques such as but not limited to: Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, and Radiography (including x-ray film reading/interpretation) is required.
" A SME level of knowledge related to the understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties is required.
" Must be extremely detail-oriented to accurately prepare statistical reports and technical documents in support of company objectives is required.
" Must be able to apply a sound understanding of inspection methods and have a strong knowledge of computer operations and applications is required.
" ERP (SAP, Windchill) experience is desired.
" Able to work extended hours as required.
" Ability to travel up to 25% is desired.
" NDE/NDT experience working on US Navy ships/crafts/submarines (Naval Shipyards, or Govt. Contractor shipyards in new construction or repair), Department of Defense (DOD) projects, or Commercial Shipyards is highly desired.

" Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or related discipline and six or more years of related experience with a bachelor's degree or four or more years with a master's degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Juan Saldarriaga
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x258 or (800) 927-9318 x258

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.