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NDT Technician Level II

Ascent Aviation Services • 
Marana, Arizona, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Ascent Aviation Services is one of the largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, storage, and reclamation operations in the world. Our strength comes from our talented and professional employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm. Ascent Aviation Services continues to grow and are continually looking for motivated and career minded aviation professionals who will support our vision and goals.


The Level II Technician will be performing calibrations, Non-destructive Tests, and evaluations for acceptance or rejection determinations according to written instructions and record results. Level II Technician will be qualified to set up and calibrate equipment and to interpret and evaluate results with respect to applicable codes, standards, and specifications. Level II Technician will be thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations of the method of NDT being used and should exercise assigned responsibility for on-the-job training and guidance of assistants and Level I Technicians. Level II Technicians organize and report the results of NDT.


Physical Demands: Requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time.  Requires frequent walking, bending, stooping, squatting, climbing, and reaching above shoulder level. Requires occasional crawling, crouching, kneeling, and balancing. Requires frequent lifting, carrying pushing, or pulling weight up to 10 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

Equipment Operated:  NDT equipment including eddy, current, ultrasonic, dye penetrant, magnetic particle equipment, ladders, and stands.

Work Location:  Aircraft maintenance hangar and flightline.

Protective Equipment Required:  Goggles, safety glasses, ear protection, 

aprons, gloves, safety harnesses, and breathing equipment.

Potential Hazards:   Exposure to high intensity noise levels, changes in temperature, materials identified on Safety Data Sheets, and working around moving machinery.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Research technical data and examines the structure and components of an aircraft for defects on the surface, inside the material, or hidden by other structures in accordance with applicable maintenance manuals, FAA regulations and Ascent Aviation policies and procedures.
  • Set up and calibrate nondestructive testing equipment.
  • Establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection, ensuring strict adherence to safety regulations.
  • Conducts eddy current, penetrant, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle tests on metal parts to determine if parts meet nondestructive specifications
  • Reviews test orders to determine type of test requested, test procedures to follow, and part acceptability criteria.
  • Applies agents such as cleaners, penetrants, developers to parts, or heat-treated parts to prepare for testing.
  • Determines test equipment settings according to type of metal, thickness, distance from test equipment, and related variables, using standard formulas.
  • Calibrates test equipment such as magnetic particle, and ultrasonic contact machines, to standard settings, following manual instructions.
  • Sets up equipment to perform tests, and conducts tests on parts, following procedures established for specified tests performed.
  • Examines surface-treated materials during penetrant and magnetic particle tests to locate and identify cracks or other defects using black light.
  • Documents all findings on associated Ascent Aviation maintenance paperwork.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Maintains contact with nondestructive testing equipment manufacturer for currency, data, and calibration.
  • Ensures that proper documentation is made on training records for training received, and signed by Lead, Supervisor, or Manager.
  • Performs maintenance work such as repair and maintenance of company equipment and shop housecleaning.
  • Ensure that all work performed is done in a safe manner. Directs activities to protect employees from harm and maintain safe working conditions.


  • Manager & Supervisors with the overall responsibility for the financial, safety, quality and employee performance of their operation is the person who ensures Ascent Aviation’s policies and procedures are complied with and ensures Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances and rules are equally enforced and adhered to.
  • The Managers / Supervisors will be responsible to ensure that all required routine performance audits are complied with and are conducted and reported within the specified timeframe. The Managers/Supervisors/Leads shall ensure all corrective action is complied with and maintained in accordance with the agreed plan.


Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Ability to organize and plan work adhering to deadlines; attention to detail and mathematical skills; ability to read, write, and understand the English language and to follow verbal and written instruction; ability to interpret and apply technical data relating to the position; ability to safely drive and operate a standard shift automotive vehicle and other applicable equipment; ability to work with or without supervision.

Education/Training:  High School diploma or equivalent required.  Specific training and appropriate documentation to obtain a minimum of Level II for NDT disciplines as described in the Ascent Aviation Process Manual are required.

Experience:   Appropriate work experience to obtain a minimum of Level II as described in the Ascent Aviation Process Manual.

Certificates/Licenses:  A&P Certificate or ability to obtain Repairman’s Certificate. Current valid driver’s license.

Other: May be required to work at both Marana, AZ and Tucson, AZ locations as business needs dictate.

Duties not listed within the position description may be required of the employee at the discretion of the department management.  Job functions may vary due to irregular working conditions or multiple shift positions.

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