• AUT Operator

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Internal Title
    Senior Technician Advanced 3
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Company Bio


    Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.


    Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.


    Together beyond standards  


    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

    Position Purpose

    • Applus RTD is currently recruiting for experienced AUT operators who have onshore and/or offshore girth weld inspection experience. The ideal candidate will have a professional, flexible attitude, have an appetite for development and success plus hold 1 of the following: CGSB/PCN/ISO 9712 certifications in UT and MT (SNT-TC-1A certifications however will be considered). In addition, one must hold or be able to obtain the required certifications to work offshore i.e. medical and sea survival.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ability to determine proper inspection criteria/protocol based on industry standards (API, DNV, ASME) and client specific requirements.
    • Advance Service project experience.
    • The Inspector will utilize advanced UT NDT Methods, Techniques, and equipment.
    • Inspect and interpret ultrasonic recordings of assemblies and weldments including those having high stress, temperatures or pressure limits. Analyze and interpret indications of flaws, defects, normal discontinuities or interference. Detect and identify all flaws and defects including exact size and shape, mark location of defects on material, parts and assemblies and determine acceptability.
    • Record inspection results manually or with the aid of a computer or computer based systems.
    • Accept or reject items in compliance with fracture control specifications or other critical customer requirements. Order rejection and rework or sign off items as acceptable.
    • Perform nondestructive ultrasonic examinations on various materials.
    • Mentor, train, and perform technical and performance reviews on assigned subordinate personnel
    • Ensure equipment is properly maintained, inspected, and secured at all times per company policy
    • Must be able to produce advanced technology reports as per Applus RTD guidelines. Report any deficiencies in operational and service level non-conformances to the Operations Manager as applicable.
    • Maintain compliance with company safety procedures and policies including field safety forms completion and submittal
    • Properly interpret regulations, codes, and industry standards.
    • Identify circumstances that necessitate the use of proper safety procedures and equipment
    • Communicate and deal with customers and other parties in person in such a manner as to benefit the professional reputation of the company
    • Maintain a strong customer service focus.
    • Complete all required training, including tests, within company guidelines.
    • Be proficient with standard computer software (such as MS Office Suite) and be able to write detailed inspection reports while maintaining an organized system of files.
    • Maintain a positive relationship between Applus RTD, the facility, and the client.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Not Applicable

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Knowledge of advanced UT, TOFD and Phased Array NDT Methods.
    • Detail oriented with a dedication to the quality control and quality assurance process
    • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments without sacrificing efficiency or quality of the work.
    • Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse groups of people.
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills as well as basic computer skills (MS Office Suite).
    • Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
    • Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures.
    • Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be completed.
    • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
    • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
    • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
    • Possess excellent communication skills to convey information to customers and colleagues effectively.

    Education and Work Experience

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • Current Level II Certification in Ultrasonic and Magnetic Particle.
    • Prefer one advanced NDT technology or service certification such as Phased Array, AUT, TOFD etc.
    • A minimum of 3 years field experience.
    • Successful candidates must understand the services, maintenance and construction industry and have a proven record of accomplishment.
    • Extensive knowledge of industry standards.
    • Must have the ability to maintain company and third party certification standards.

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Current Level II ASNT, ACCP, PCN or CGSB Certification in Ultrasonic and Magnetic Particle Testing.
    • Minimum of one advanced NDT technology or service certification such as ToFD, Phased Array, AUT, etc.
    • Must be able to obtain a US passport.
    • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program.

    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
    • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
    • The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
    • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
    • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in
    • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry object
    • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact position
    • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
    • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small object
    • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
    • Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
    • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
    • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
    • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
    • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
    • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
    • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
    • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
    • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
    • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
    • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handle.
    • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
    • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
    • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

    Working Conditions

    • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
    • Must be able to lift 50lbs intermittently.
    • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces.
    • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
    • Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume.
    • Must be able to travel up to 75% of the time; working projects.
    • Must be able to work various shifts.


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