• Level 3 DDA/Radiography

    Job Locations US-MI-Troy
    Internal Title
    Level 3 Radiography
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Company Bio


    X-Ray Industries, an Applus+ company, is a well-established non-destructive testing service provider in the Aerospace industry. With over 75 years of experience, X-Ray Industries is the oldest, most-established NDT provider, offering a broad range of testing and inspection capabilities.

    Position Purpose

    • Provide day-to-day floor leadership and technical input to calibrate equipment, conduct tests, and to interpret, evaluate, and document results in accordance with Radiographic NDT procedures. The Level 3 shall be thoroughly knowledgeable with the scope and limitations of Radiographic NDT and shall exercise assigned responsibility for on-the-job (OJT) training and guidance of Radiograph NDT personnel 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • As an employee of XRI Testing and certified NDT Level 3 having responsibility for preparing, maintaining, administering and grading the certification examinations, assuring the requirements of XRI 2002 are met, and certifying all other lesser “Levels” at their facility.   
    • Set-up and calibrate all equipment used, interpret, evaluate, and document results through formal reports.
    • Assign and direct employees in Radiographic processes based on the business unit and customer requirements, as it relates to safety, quality, personnel certification, production and delivery.
    • Responsible for training and examining RT  Level 1 and 2 personnel for certification in those methods
    • Develop initiatives and actions plans in support of the business unit strategic plan / annual operating plan “AOP”. 
    • Interface with Customers on a day-by-day basis / as required.
    • Evaluate and maintain inventory levels, in-coming material and communicate shortfalls to the appropriate personnel. 
    • Participate and conduct safety audits as directed to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Establish and maintain housekeeping expectations throughout the department.
    • Adhere to company policies and procedures.
    • Represent the Company in a professional and ethical manner.
    • Produce technical document generation, review and approve
    • Oversee employee development, examination and certification.
    • Conduct NDT for the acceptance of parts and document the results if a demonstration of proficiency in this ability was included in the practical examination.
    • When approved by the Corporate Level 3, be capable of auditing outside agencies to ensure the requirements of this written practice are met.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Mentor and train coworkers assigned to you through on the job training in safe work practices, technical skills and compliance with company policy.
    • Maintain a safe, secure, and legal work environment for all staff ensuring all company policies are being followed 
    • Maintain staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results in partnership with human resources
    • Review, validate, and approve reporting employees’ timesheet and reports.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas.
    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability to follow safety regulations.
    • Computer literate with emphasis on Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Ability to read and understand technical documents relating to the applicable method.
    • High level of interpersonal communication skills.
    • Assist in the maintaining of the KAIZEN 6S discipline.
    • Utilize Hi-lo & crane and other material handling equipment
    • Ability and willingness to cross train other NDT methods
    • Ability to work effectively with others and in a team environment. 
    • Flexible to work any shift and overtime as required.
    • Be capable of assuming technical responsibility for the NDT facility and staff.
    • Be capable of selecting the method and technique for the specific inspection.
    • Be capable of preparing and verifying the adequacy of procedures and work instructions.   
    • Approve NDT procedures and work instructions for technical adequacy.
    • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of X-Ray Industries. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.


    Education and Work Experience

    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • Knowledge to interpret codes, standards, and other contractual documents that control the NDT method(s) as used by XRI Testing.
    • Have a general knowledge of other NDT methods and product manufacturing and inspection technologies used by XRI testing and its customers.
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual shall have sufficient education, training and experience to ensure qualification in Radiographic NDT.


    • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • NDT Level 2 certification in: RT. Certifiable to Level 3 per the requirements of XRI 2002 (NAS 410 and SNT-TC-1A), i.e., 4 years as a Level 2 is required to qualify for Level 3 certification unless the following conditions are met (per XRI-2002 “A 2 year degree in engineering or science study at a technical school, college or university reduces the above to 2 years’ experience. A 3-4 year science or engineering undergraduate degree reduces the above to 1 year experience.) 
    • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program.  


    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • 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 stand; walk; sit; use hands, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  
    • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  
    • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds assisted or unassisted, and occasionally move up to 100 pounds with assisted.  
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  
    • Ability to write routine technical reports and correspondence.  
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  
    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
    • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), X-Ray Industries Inc. will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations. 

    Working Conditions

    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
    • The physical environment requires the employee to work inside. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
    • The duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.   
    • The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration.  
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 


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