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[NDT/NDE Technician] Senior Ultrasonic Testing NDE Technician

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Framatome is a major global leader in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the international nuclear fleet. Offering a full range of reactor services requires an unparalleled passion and sense of purpose connected to our company’s mission and vision.

Essential to Framatome’s mission are our employees who provide a unique set of skills, knowledge, and experience that support us in providing competitive, reliable, and safe nuclear power plants. Our commitment to our employees is recognized through our competitive total rewards package. Enjoy competitive compensation, generous benefits and take part in innovative projects and development opportunities.

Framatome is seeking an Ultrasonic Testing NDE Technician for our Mill Ridge Road office in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Installed Base NDE (Non Destructive Examinations) Business Group specializes in remote tooling and robotics for inspecting nuclear components. IBN-A performs work in both PWR and BWR environments, inspecting components with simple to sophisticated tooling and robotic equipment. The group works closely with engineering and other technical teams to develop specialized NDE techniques and tooling to perform customer required examinations.

The NDE Advanced Technician position within the IBN-A Business Group will focus on the planning and execution of examinations and reporting to support the NDE product line. The NDE Advanced Technician position performs advanced assembly and/or installation of electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical controls and systems based on engineering designs and drawings. Work is performed according to instructions and established procedures and/or guidelines and autonomy is expected. Acts as a lead and supervises trainees and less experienced technicians. May be required to work around radioactive and/or corrosive chemicals and to wear appropriate protective equipment.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support and conduct nondestructive examination (NDE) inspections.
Develop, implement and maintain in-service inspection, testing and maintenance programs.
Inspect, repair and rebuild mechanical and/or electrical equipment and associated structures.
Ensure that industrial and radiation safety requirements are followed.
Analyze equipment breakdowns and determine the proper corrective action, and direct repairs.
Plan work schedules to accomplish required work and, when required, assign priorities.
Research, interpret and explain inspection results.
Maintain documentation to meet customer obligations and ensure proper test methodologies are in place.
Provide knowledge transfer and mentoring to less experienced NDE Technicians.
Comply with all applicable safety and health rules including personal dose compliance.
Work flexible hours and shifts, as required, to ensure timely service.
May require extensive travel to a variety of regional and remote job sites.
Will require unescorted nuclear site access.

Travel: Up to 50%

Required Experience
All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for this opportunity:

High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 14 years of directly related experience

The following may be used to differentiate candidates who apply for this position:

Certifiable to NDE Level III in ultrasonic testing and at least Level II in two additional NDE methods
Experience with performing NDE related activities at nuclear power generating stations
Expert knowledge of commonly used equipment, practices, procedures and concepts in ultrasonic testing
Working knowledge of ASME Code
Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to effectively communicate with peers, management and customers
Good technical writing abilities with NDE procedure preparation experience
Experienced with NDE qualification/demonstration requirements
Ability to comprehend instructions, policies, procedures and guidelines required to perform assigned tasks
Proven people / team leadership experience
Results driven self-starter requiring little direct supervision
Strong sense of integrity, professional demeanor and willingness to consistently learn and engage in continued professional development
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, bend, stoop, and remaining standing for extended periods of time.
Technical certifications required: NDE Technician IV requirements met; NDE Technician: Must record all experience gained, be LVL 2 in at least 2 disciplines and LVL III in 1 discipline; Leadership: Must attend at least one leadership course per year, fill a leadership role and have GEN712.0 Framatome Nuclear Services Oral Board.
The ideal candidate is a driven, positive and highly innovative individual with demonstrated technical depth in the application of NDE with the ability to identify, clearly communicate and execute strategic research and development activities.
Possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Experience with developing UT scan plans and coverage calculations
Solid understanding of ultrasonic phased array techniques
Ability to generate phased array focal laws and develop UT system setup files per specific procedural requirements
Experience with flaw evaluations and acceptance calculations per ASME Section XI requirements
Experience with automated/encoded UT techniques and data analysis

Our total rewards package

The range of base salary for the position is between $93,000 - $122,000, and may also include annual incentives, performance bonuses and benefits. Please note that the base salary range is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location.

Framatome offers a broad employee benefits portfolio as a key component of your total rewards. This includes:

Multiple medical plans; dental and vision plans; Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment; long- and short-term disability; optional plans including dependent life, accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance; retirement savings plans (401k) with employer match; paid time off including up to 3 weeks of vacation, 8 days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays; education reimbursement; adoption assistance; employee assistance programs; opportunities for professional development.

Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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