Works independently under general supervision to process and/or interpret castings through the NDI departments using gauges, devices, or software to evaluate indications complying with established written procedures.

NDI operator may not move for two (2) years unless movement is a promotion within the department.

Pay increases within this job classification are determined by earning various certifications in the following skill areas: Level 1 skills in FPI and/or X-ray, Level 2 skills in FPI or X-ray.  Pay increases from Base to Max pay as operator’s earn certifications; operator must be certified in a Level 2 skill to receive Max pay


  • Using Computers (entering information, etc.)
  • Must be able to read and interpret Product Criteria (PC) and Activity Instructions (AI).
  • Must be able to function as a member of a team and be able to work under general supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain expected quality levels.
  • Work requires basic skills in reading, writing and math plus the use of fractions and/or decimals.  The ability to perform interpretive defect analysis, follow simple instructions and visual aids.
  • Must be able to perform constant mental concentration and close visual examination of various casting configurations.
  • Comply with all site required policies and procedures including but not limited to:  EHS, Quality, Code of Conduct, and the Wichita Falls Employee Handbook.



In the method in which certified, Level I’s must:

  • Be able to follow work instructions.
  • Have the skills and knowledge to process parts, document results and perform equipment standardization in accordance with approved work instructions.
  • Have the skills and knowledge to carry out any necessary preparation of parts before or after inspection in accordance with approved work instructions.
  • Have the skills and knowledge to conduct system performance checks in accordance with the applicable process standard.
  • Receive guidance or supervision from a certified Level II or Level III in that method when necessary.
  • Shall not make accept/reject evaluations unless specified in writing and approved by the company responsible Level III.


  • Comply with all department, facility, corporate and regulatory EHS regulations
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE). Requires wearing of radiation badge, safety glasses, metal tarsal shoes, hearing protection and gloves.
  • Report all job-related illness and injuries (Per Employee Handbook).
  • Report all safety, health, and environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Attend all EHS training


1.    Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Employee is required to execute the following:

•    Constant pushing, pulling, and twisting when retrieving and moving various items.
•    Lifting floor-to-waist and carrying items with two hands.
•    Carrying with one hand.
•    Gripping, Pinching.
•     Reaching near, far, and overhead
•     Handling
•     Squatting and bending
•    Be able to finger press, use a keyboard, mouse, and tolerate hand/arm vibration.
•    Light lifting >5 lbs.
•    Must pass Jaeger 1 vision test annually for depth perception when setting mold position.
•    Work requires constant concentration and alertness when inspecting castings.
•    Work requires physical effort including constant standing and lifting.
•    Work requires constant concentration and alertness when inspecting castings.

2.    Training:

•    Minimum OJT hours must be met for each method/technique that the individual is certifying for.
•    Radiation Safety Training- If required
•    Robot Safety-If required
•    Combustible Dust
•    Flammable/Combustible Liquids & Compressed  gasses
•    Machine Guarding.
•    Training Folder
•    Classroom training
•    NDI operators must pass certification examinations consisting of multiple tests per method and technique.

3.    Equipment Used:    
•    Black light
•    Black light meter
•    Refractor
•    Pin gauges
•    Magnifying glass
•    X-ray Unit
•    X-ray viewer
•    Various computer software and devices

4.    Work Environment: (Chemical and Physical Exposures)

•    Inspection is performed in a dark, air-conditioned room.
•    Exposure to ultra-violet light.
•    Heat
•    Film Development Solutions



  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • 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.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Basic Computer skills.
  • NDI Experience


About Howmet Aerospace
Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2021 approximated $5 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.
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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com


The Howmet engines business produces world-class aerospace engine components, including investment castings, fasteners, rings and forgings. Our vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts enable the next generation of quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient aerospace engines. Able to supply more than 90% of structural and rotating aerospace engine components.

To apply for this job please visit www.howmet.com.

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