Penetrant Inspector Level II in Burbank, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Burbank, CA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $18.0 - $22.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description


Inspect ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts for flaws using fluorescent penetrant or dye check inspection process. Be thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations of the applicable NDT method and be capable of organizing NDT investigations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following duties and all other duties as assigned. Individuals must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Inspects ferrous and non-ferrous parts by the penetrant process to check for discontinuities in part that would be detrimental to the operation of the complete unit.
  • Performs such typical operations as drilling, trimming, filing, grinding parts to blueprint, without jigs or holding fixtures involving several location points to exacting tolerances.
  • Removes or explores the extent of surface flaws, using abrasives or files; uses caustic soda or acid etch as an aid to determining nature of defects
  • Uses black light and comparison plate to determine acceptance of fluorescent inspected parts or assemblies
  • Visually checks parts.  Decides to accept or reject parts based on the location and the type of defect and the stress the part will be subjected to in operation per blueprint specifications.
  • Identifies defect as being caused by cleaning, heat treat and/or manufacturing or a combination of the above factors.
  • Checks blueprints in some cases to determine whether the tolerances will allow the part to be reworked.  Writes up rework or reject tickets.
  • Must be certified as a Penetrant Inspector.
  • Performs rework, repair and other operations with the work described.

Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED); 2 years of related experience; and/or a combination of education and experience. Must be able to read blueprints.  This person must be able to perform all the work operations as described in the duties listed, and knowledge of necessary tools and equipment.  A Penetrant Inspection Level II shall have a minimum of 32 hours of documented formal training in accordance with approved training outlines, and a minimum of 400 hours of documented experience. This individual must pass examination for certificate if required.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate simple instructions in English. 

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Must be able to use shop math.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other Skills and Abilities:  none

Materials Worked On:  Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys in the form of sheet tubular stock, casting, forgings, extrusions, machined and formed parts.

Materials Worked With:  Emery cloth.                                                 

Tools Used: Hand tools, scales, measuring instruments, marking pencil or crayon, and inspection instruments.

Equipment Used:  Various types of surface plates and other inspection setup accessories; precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, vernier gauges, scales and all inspection tools; hardness testing equipment.             

Physical Demands:   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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Employees in this classification must pass periodic visual acuity tests.

Work Environment:   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The job duties described above are mainly performed within a production environment which contains various environmental conditions such as exposure to industrial machinery, materials, parts, and various manufacturing processes.

Personal Protective Equipment: Safety glasses and steel toed shoes are always required while on the shop floor.  Earplugs / earphones are required always when machinery is running and while in the grinding rooms.