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Job opening: Non-Destructive Tester (Armament)

Salary: $28 - 32 per hour
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: This position serves as a Non-Destructive Tester (Armament) for the U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School.


Perform Nondestructive Testing and Inspection (NDTI) methods, procedures, and techniques regarding Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) and weapon live-fire testing. Perform the full range of work involved in the technical inspection, gauging, and repair of non-standard, foreign, and U.S. legacy small arms weapon systems. Operate and adjust a variety of Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (NDTI) associated equipment. Inspect and test items such as castings, forgings, weldments, machined parts, modified parts, facility fabricated parts, and also on procured items including both raw material. Develop and produce indoor range risk assessments for ammunition handling and indoor range live-fire operations. Utilize a variety of test, measuring, and diagnostic equipment, which in many cases involves critical tolerances.


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, employee must successfully pass a urinalysis screening prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • The employee will be required to successfully pass physical examinations as required by Federal and Office of Safety and Occupational Health Administration guides as a pre-employment condition and annually.
  • This position requires frequent heavy lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • This position is covered by the 1998 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of1968 (18 U.S.C. 922). Persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence are not eligible for this position.
  • Incumbent must possess near vision Jaeger Number 1, at not less than 12 inches in at least one eye. Also, must be capable of distinguishing and differentiating colors used in the process involved.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain certification by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) within 24 months of employment: Level I Magnetic Particle (MT) test methods.
  • Incumbent must obtain Range Safety Officer Certified for U.S. Army forts, bases, and/or installations.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDefense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473People with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Non-Destructive Tester (Armament) without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to perform common Nondestructive Testing and Inspection (NDTI) methods, procedures, and techniques regarding Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), technical inspections, and weapon live-fire testing on non-standard, foreign, and U.S. legacy weapon systems and production items. I can conduct NDTI of castings, forgings, weldments, machined parts, modified parts, facility fabricated parts, also on procured items including both raw material and fully functional non-standard weapon, foreign, and U.S. legacy weapon system components, assemblies, and whole weapon systems. Determine the correct uses of a variety of test, measuring, and diagnostic equipment. Identify specimen discontinuities, both surface and near surface, and subsurface anomalies such as cracks, casting tears, inclusions, etc. I work under close supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal SupervisionAbility to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (Includes Blueprint Reading)Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentDexterity and SafetyKnowledge of MetalsTechnical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Use of Measuring Instruments PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work involves prolonged periods of standing, walking, repeated bending and occasional climbing. Lifts subassemblies or small weapons weighing 15 to 20 pounds. Moderate lifting and carrying (approximately 40 pounds) of items is required. Often carries large assemblies or weapons weighing up to 50 pounds. ???????WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in facility shops that are well lighted, heated, and ventilated. Stands on concrete floors or other hard surfaces for long periods. Incumbent is subject to radiation from x-ray machines, fumes during penetrant inspection, and soiled clothes from splashed solutions. Is frequently exposed to the possibility of minor cuts and bruises from tools or sharp edges of metal. Incumbent is also exposed to constant machine noise, loud noise (i.e. weapons firing), dust, solvents, grease, and oils. Works around machinery with moving parts and around moving objects or vehicles. Incumbent is required to wear rubber gloves during magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection. Work involves eyestrain during viewing of very small imperfections and examining indications of fractures. May work in areas that are drafty, hot, poorly lit, noisy and dirty. Wears safety equipment and protective clothing, gloves, and face shield (or other appropriate eye protection), etc. as issued by the employer.


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