NDE Operator

Location : Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
Job Ref : DC402
Consultant : David Crompton
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £14.69 - 14.70 per hour


DC402 – NDE Operator
Location – Glenrothes
Salary – £14.70 per hour


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client to recruit a Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) Operator to join their team in Glenrothes and learn new skills and experience whilst enhancing those already attained. The role demands accuracy, diligence, resilience, and would suit a self-motivated individual. The role of NDE Operator primarily involves undertaking non-destructive testing, the successful candidate will be expected to inspect, interpret, evaluate and report in accordance with recommended practice, set procedures, national and international specifications and standards.

This is a full-time, Monday to Friday, permanent ‘day work’ position, but some flexibility will be required for shift and overtime work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Visual Inspection.
  • Magnetic Inspection.
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection.
  • Ultrasonic Inspection.
  • Hardness Testing.
  • Ferrite Inspection.
  • Thickness Measurements.
  • Work to relevant procedures and specifications.
  • Responsible for carrying out and recording daily, weekly, monthly validation checks.
  • Responsible for the recording of results, with respect to interpreting, evaluation and providing a verdict on the results.
  • Responsible for recording and reporting discrepancies, where necessary.
  • Work under observation by clients and client-appointed inspection personnel.
  • Provide on-the-job training and guidance to Level I personnel as required.
  • Responsible for the calibration of equipment.
  • Occasional involvement in technical meetings with client’s or client representatives to discuss and interpret NDE requirements.
  • Occasionally write project specific practices.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as may be required from time-to-time to assist with the general operation of the facility.
  • Provide NDT services to other parts of the Group from time-to-time as required.
  • Any other tasks as requested by the line manager.

Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified as a minimum to the level of PCN/ASNT Level II (essential).
  • In accordance with the recommended practice, SNT-TC-1A which is acceptable to each of the following methods:
  • — Magnetic Particle Testing: MT
  • — Liquid Penetrant Testing: PT
  • — Visual Inspection: VT
  • — Ultrasonic Testing: 3.1 & 3.2 Weldments (Castings, Forgings & Wrought Products also desirable but not essential)
  • Competent in using a desktop computer, and be fluent in the Microsoft Office suite of software to record, validate and issue appropriate inspection documents.
  • Able to work as part of a team, and on your own using your own initiative.
  • As part of the team culture, develop the skill sets and flexibility required to provide continuous improvement and customer focus.
  • Must be flexible wherever possible to meet the company and customer requirements.
  • Must be able to communicate with customers, customers’ representatives, external inspection authorities and with all levels of the organisation.

In return our client offers:

  • An hourly rate of £14.70 per hour, with all overtime at x 1.75 – an additional premium of 14.53% will be made on all overtime hours and held in a fund for you to request at any time.
  • A working week of Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:30 (with 30 min unpaid lunch), Friday 08:00 to 13:00 – total 37 hours per week.
  • Other benefits (TBC).

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