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NDE Technician

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Oakville, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. is a subsidiary of BWXT Canada Ltd.  BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. is a leading supplier of precision-machined components to the international nuclear industry. We specialize in the manufacture of fuel channel and feeder components, tooling and fuelling machine spares. 




Onsite lead for Non-Destructive Examination (NDE), performing NDE examination, preparing inspection reports, and writing, reviewing and editing NDE documents and procedures in accordance with contract requirements for Level III review and approval.  This position requires CGSB Level II certification in both PT (LPI) and MT (MPI).




NDE Duties

  • Perform NDE inspection in-house as part of the Quality Control team.
  • Lead analysis in resolving NDE technical and quality issues.
  • Coordinate daily NDE inspection work per schedules and priorities.
  • Ensure that NDE is performed in accordance with applicable codes and customer specifications.
  • Ensure technicians are properly trained on assigned work and they are familiar with procedure requirements.
  • Oversee subcontract NDE activities performed both internally, as well as at sub-contractor facilities.
  • Prepare in-house procedure and examination technique sheets in accordance with the customer contract requirements, applicable codes and standards for Level III review and approval.
  • Site representative to review contracts/proposals to evaluate the customer’s NDE needs and determine BWXT PMI capability/compliance and identify required changes.
  • Review/update all documents to ensure they are current to the applicable codes and standards as revisions are released.
  • Review and maintain qualifications and certifications records for contract and internal NDE technicians.
  • Review all documents as required to ensure they are current to ASME/CNSC codes.


General Inspection Duties

  • Inspect and monitor quality requirements in process and accordance with the company quality assurance policies and customer specifications for first-off, in-process, receiving, and final inspection activities.
  • Perform accurate mechanical, physical and visual inspection of raw materials, components, and sub-assemblies as per control plans and specification requirements.
  • Verify dimensions of parts using hand precision measuring instruments like vernier calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, height gauges, chamfer gauges, radius gauges, thread gauges and CMM as necessary.
  • Create comprehensive dimensional reports from CMM data and conventional measuring equipment.
  • Document and report inspection results and Completed Purchase Orders. File, scan and archive as necessary.
  • Perform product identification and traceability activities, as required.
  • Sign off MCS for completed operations you inspected and, if witness was required, work with customer and BWXT PMI Witness to get MCS signed off.
  • Interpret customer drawings (including geometric tolerances) and technical information packages.
  • Assess part compliance, initiate NCR and follow through NCR process for disposition and timely closure.
  • May be required to perform routine calibration and re-certification on various inspection gauging.
  • Safely move components including the use of lifting devices such as overhead cranes and jib cranes as applicable.
  • May be required to assist with Quality Surveillance of sub suppliers.



  • CGSB Level II certification in at least 2 NDE methods; must include both PT & MT.
  • Technical Diploma in Quality or relevant field or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the NDE field, with the last one year experience as a certified NDE Technician.
  • Proficiency interpreting complex manufacturing drawings with GDT specifications to determine the appropriate dimensional inspections to establish compliance.
  • Knowledge of ASME Code, ISO 9001, CSA N285.0 and N299 quality programs is an asset.
  • Knowledge in the use of appropriate measuring tools and equipment including verniers, calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, height gauges, chamfer gauges, radius gauges, thread gauges, etc.
  • Ability to solve routine technical problems using a variety of systematic approaches.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills working within a team-based environment.
  • Strong ability to work independently to complete assignments promptly while maintaining the high standards required in our industry.


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.


BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods and services while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.

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