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Inspector: Level 3 NDT Engineer (Penetrant Testing)

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Bristol, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster and greener.  We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 38 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions.  We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050! 

Making a Difference 
It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

The Opportunity

At our Filton site, we specialise in the design and manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components and wing systems for a combination of both civil and military aircraft. Our Test Department provides a Non Destructive Test (NDT) service to the Manufacturing and Design & Engineering functions of GKN and we are seeking a new NDT Engineer (Penetrant Testing) - Level 3. This is an 'on shift' position with a pattern of:

  • Week one: Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday
  • Week two: Wednesday, Thursday
  • 12 hour shift (+22.5% shift premium payment)


How You'll Contribute

In this role, you will have responsibility for:

•    Supervising and, if necessary, training all levels of NDT resource
•    Creating, reviewing and approving NDT Procedures, Instructions & Techniques in line with internal and external requirements. 
•    Ensuring all relevant procedures, Instructions and Techniques are complied with. 
•    Performing NDT Inspections.
•    Provide reports on NDT matters as required.
•    Communication with Customers and Suppliers as required.
•    Compliance with all Health & Safety requirements.

Note, the responsibilities extend to cover both internal resource and sub-tier suppliers.

What You'll Bring

The Job Holder shall be:

•    Qualified to EN 4179 Level 3 Penetrant Testing 
•    Knowledgeable of material specifications and their associated testing criterion.
•    Capable of producing concise reports.
•    Conversant with Microsoft Office IT Process’.
•    Verbally proficient to discuss NDT and related matters with all levels of staff.

What We'll Provide

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:
•    Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
•    Life Assurance 8 x salary
•    25 days' holiday + bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Shopping discounts
•    Cycle To Work Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    A collaborative, dynamic working environment 

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.  That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you! 
A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working
Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN.  Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute.  It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year.  By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

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