FPI Operator

  • 594 Elm St, Milford, NH 03055, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

 

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Milford, New Hampshire (USA), Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. is the premier supplier of complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based subassemblies and components to industry. The company leads the industry in volume production, reduced lead-times and just-in-time manufacturing. Hitchiner produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries.

Job Description

Primary Function:

 

Employ Fluorescent Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, X-Ray and/or Nondestructive Test Operations to inspect castings to required techniques and specifications. Read X-Ray film to identify casting defects and by severity of defect, as applicable. There are seven levels within this position, which are differentiated by education, experience, independence, certification and responsibility to lead and direct others.

 

Tools and Equipment:

 

X-Ray machines, film developing unit, black light lamps, densitometers, film step wedges, penetrameters, shim blocks, light meters, Geiger counter, guass meter, film viewers, various dip tanks containing emulsifier, penetrant, water, oil, magnetic particle and other solutions, drying unit, powder application unit, baskets, timers, magna flux unit, demagnetization unit and degreaser unit. Cast metal parts is the primary product to be tested. Ceramic Cores and other like material may also be inspected.

 

Positions and Levels:

 

 

Grade 4:

MPI Operator – CB740: Must be able to learn and demonstrate proper operator of Magnetic Particle Testing equipment.

 

FPI Operator – CB720: Must be able to learn and demonstrate proper operation of Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection equipment.

 

X-Ray Operator – CB760: Must be able to learn and demonstrate proper operation of Xray Inspection equipment.

 

MPI Level I – CB741: Must pass a Level I in Magnetic Particle testing.

 

FPI Level I – CB721: Must pass a Level I in Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection testing.

 

Grade 5:

MPI Level II – CB742: Must pass a Level II in Magnetic Particle testing.

 

FPI Level II – CB722: Must pass a Level II in Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection testing.

 

X-Ray Level I – CB761: Must pass a Level I examination in Radiographic testing.

 

Grade 6:

NDT Level I – TO903: Must pass a Level II in Liquid Penetrant testing and/or Magnetic Particle testing AND Level I Radiographic testing.

 

Grade 7:

MPI Level III – CB743: Must pass a Level III in Magnetic Particle testing.

 

FPI Level III – CB723: Must pass a Level III in Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection testing.

 

Grade 8:

X-Ray Level II – CB762: Must pass a Level II examination in Radiographic testing.

 

Grade 9:

NDT Level II – TO906: Must pass a Level II in Liquid Penetrant testing and/or Magnetic Particle testing AND Level II Radiographic testing.

 

Grade 10:

X-Ray Level III – CB763: Must pass a Level III examination in Radiographic testing.

 

Grade 11:

NDT Level III Examiner – TO900: Must pass a Level III in Liquid Penetrant testing and/or Magnetic Particle testing AND Level II Radiographic testing.

 

Key Factors for Success:

 

Candidate for the position will have a number of attributes that are not easily measured but which will be looked for during the interview process. Candidate should be a team player with a positive attitude that willingly volunteers to help out as needs arise and actively participates in team activities. Flexibility in assignments and adaptability to change are also prerequisites. Employees within this position must demonstrate a commitment to learn and grow, develop desirable communication and people skills, and be willing to teach, mentor, and listen. Employees must be open to new ideas and opinions, take initiative to analyze problems, recommend and implement solutions, and anticipate problems before they arise. Any candidate must commit to work varied schedules required, including extended work days and weekends to support the needs of the department. Some travel may be required for training purposes.

 

Direction of Others:

 

Assist in the training of others for applicable NDT operations as needed but required for Levels II and III.

 

Working Procedure:

 

The following are the usual major job duties, but this job description does not preclude the performance of other duties as assigned by the supervisor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Perform all required system calibrations.
    • Receive parts from finishing or other areas. Ensure all operations are complete and are signed off.
    • Determine parameters that need to be used for a job per outlined specification and Supplemental Quality Assurance Procedures (SQAP) then submit techniques for approval.
    • Retrieve all applicable specifications, techniques and folders necessary for jobs.
    • Meet all requirements/qualifications for level you are in.
    • Must follow all safety requirements of job as outlined on the job safety card
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
    • Complete all paperwork associated with the job. Correctly maintain all forms and instruction sheets
    • Maintain a clean and orderly working environment
    • Inform your supervisor about problems that occur
    • May be required to handle hazardous waste by collecting and transferring the waste into proper containers at satellite storage areas or storage areas and assuring that the containers are properly inspected, labeled, and closed as required. Must follow correct instruction for handling hazardous waste and report any deviations to supervisor immediately. Must attend yearly instruction in hazardous waste handling and review of current procedures if job duties could affect non-compliance.

 

Special Skills and/or Experience:

 

Must possess sufficient strength and dexterity to perform the duties of the job, including the ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

Vision requirement of 20/20 or better in at least one eye, per the J1 standard as well as color perception.

 

Minimum Education Requirements:

 

A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.

 

Work Environment:

 

Exposure to dirt dust, odors, and noise within acceptable limits with the use of protective equipment.

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