NDT Inspector- Operator

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 7,500 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com.


We are seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of NDT Inspector – Operator at our facility in Barberton, Ohio



The individual selected for this position will work in accordance with written quality control technical procedures, manufacturing processing instructions, and verbal instructions to perform MT, PT, and VT inspections on critical precision manufactured components.  Specifically, the NDT Inspector will:


  • Perform liquid penetrant (PT) testing by:
    • Preparing surfaces as required by grinding to remove paints, scale, weld spatter, and other surface irregularities
    • Using solvent to remove grease, oil, tape, tape residue, dirt, etc.
    • Applying penetrant using proper applicators
    • Removing excess penetrant using shop towels or paper towels
    • Applying developer using proper applicators
    • Evaluating test results using proper lighting
    • Removing penetrant materials and cleans surfaces upon completion of testing, using solvents, towels/cloths.
  • Perform magnetic particle (MT) inspection by:
    • Preparing surfaces as required by grinding to remove paint, scale, weld spatter, and other surface irregularities
    • Using solvents to remove grease, oil, tape, tape residue, paint, dirt, etc.
    • Performing required AC/DC dry or wet test technique using proper equipment and accessories
    • Evaluating test results using proper lighting
    • Demagnetizing parts if required
    • Cleaning surfaces upon completion of testing to remove particles using compressed air, shop tows or solvents
    • Grinding and verifying the removal of prod marks
  • Perform visual (VT) inspection by:
    • Identifying defects and removing such defects when directed using proper hand tools
    • Preparing resultant cavities suitably for welding
    • Charting general locations of defective areas
    • Performs in-house visual inspection to WQI-1 and MR-1
    • Documents non-relevant conditions with charts/sketches and proper written conclusions
    • Maintains proper preheat controls during tests
    • Prepares surfaces as required by grinding to remove paint, scale, weld spatter, and other surface irregularities; using solvents to remove grease, oil, tape residue, paint, dirt, etc.
  • Perform incidental grinding & polishing as required
  • Use the required tools, equipment, accessories, and procedures to perform the specified inspection test method
  • Evaluate test results and make accept/reject decisions in accordance with procedure criteria and provide written documentation as required
  • Move materials, parts and components as directed
  • Set up and work from scaffolding; move major scaffolding after initial set-up; and move and re-set preheat equipment as required to maintain preheat controls
  • Inform proper personnel of test results
  • Be responsible for exact process and related documentation auditable by the customer.
  • Provide individual signature and detailed inspection data on applicable documents providing verification of work performed.
  • Maintain records as directed
  • Keeps work area clean, neat and orderly

Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

In order to thrive in this role, successful applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency (will be verified) coupled with five years of experience performing nondestructive testing and evaluation.  Additionally, successful applicants must:


  • Must be able to work ANY SHIFT
  • Must be a US citizen; must not hold a dual citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check prior to hire date.
  • Once hired, the candidate must pass testing and become qualified to BWXT's NDE requirements concerning liquid penetrant, magnetic particles, and visual inspection.
  • Candidate must communicate effectively with co-workers and have the willingness to take direction from shop foremen and supervisors


Prior experience in a close-tolerance manufacturing/fabrication environment is highly preferred.



Note: This pays $36.416 per hour and is complemented by a generous benefits package.



As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.




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