Lead NDT Structures Technician

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Employment: Full Time


The NDT Technician reports to the Manager Structures & NDT?(Non-Destructive Testing) and is responsible for performing NDT tests in accordance with international industry standard EN4179. This includes the examination, interpretation, and evaluation of test results in line with GCAA and EASA standards to maintain required safety levels.


- Implement NDT procedures as laid out in Technical Procedure Manual and industry standards as defined in EN4179 in line with GCAA and EASA regulatory standards.
- Always ensure departmental compliance with IAW Etihad Technical Procedures.
- Carry out NDT inspections on airframe and components as directed by MCC Structures & NDT?manager and/or senior supervisor IAW work requirements.
- Understand NDT standards and specifications and adapt them practically to the actual working conditions to carry out a successful test with minimal supervision and be able to interpret and evaluate results according to the applicable standards, codes and/or specifications.
- Organize and report the results of Non-Destructive tests.
- Research, prepare, and sign off associated documents for record keeping purposes as per Etihad's approved procedures, Aerospace Standard Manual and industry requirements.
- Review documentation to ensure that all previous operations have been completed prior to NDT as required.
- Provides training and encouragement to new NDT employees to support their involvement in the on-going.


Education & Experience

- A minimum of 5 years aviation industry experience is required including previous experience in a similar Level 2 role.
- Certified to EN4179 Level 2 (PCN Aero)
- Experience on Airbus 320,350 & 380 and Boeing 777 & 787 ideally
- Formal training as a EN4179 (PCN Aero) Level 2 inspector.
- Excellent knowledge of NDT standards appropriate for an international airline
- Excellent knowledge of Aviation regulations (Specifically EN 4179, GCAA, EASA 145 and FAA145)
- High standard of English language

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