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Metallurgical Tech NDT

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: JACKSON, MI, US, 49203

Company: Gerdau

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The Metallurgical Technician - Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Technician is responsible for the testing, inspecting, documenting, and communication of product quality.



The industrial Metallurgical Technician - Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Technician position is accountable for utilizing Visual, Ultrasonic, Magnetic Flux Leakage, Eddy Current, Magnetic Particle, liquid penetrant and mechanical techniques to test and inspect steel bars.  Calibrating sensitive inspection equipment, Setting up for production tests and evaluations to determine the acceptance or rejection of material and communicating non-conformities to production and other support personnel to ensure customers receive quality product that adhere to regulatory codes, standards, internal criteria and specifications. 


Actively participate in and support plant operations.  This position reports to the NDT Routine Facilitator, no supervision is received in normal operating conditions as this position functions as part of a self-directed work team.


Responsible for following all plant and department safety rules and accident prevention programs within established company guidelines. Engages in safety and cost saving initiatives, including housekeeping 5S activities and the IDEAS program.


Notifies appropriate parties when non-conforming or suspect material has been identified or shipped. 


Must be capable of calibrating and standardizing Ultrasonic, Magnetic Flux Leakage, Eddy Current equipment, operating metal cutting tools including saws, abrasive cut-off wheels, disc sanders, grinders, and natural gas torches, to section steel samples.  Prove-up results of inspection equipment to validate equipment operation and identify nature of defects.


Operate computer software associated with NDT equipment and operating mainframe.  Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.  Timely and accurate workflow must be performed in line with daily production activities. 


Must be capable of learning general knowledge of steel processing and how it affects quality of the product.  Must be capable of passing in house level 1 and level 2 Nondestructive training courses in each discipline applied.


NDT operator performs maintenance of test equipment to ensure continual operation.




  1. Follow all site Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality directives.
  2. Responsible for assisting in the attainment of predetermined quality goals as established by the company.


  1. Responsible for participating in the creation standard practices for control methods.


  1. Responsible for adhering to all plant and department rules for safety and work procedures.


  1. Responsible to participate in proper, efficient, and effective work methods that improve quality and production capacity.


  1. Cooperates with other departments to maintain minimum downtime operations.


  1. Assists in the creation and/or modification of procedures.


  1. Responsible for completing all required annual safety and environmental training.


  1. Actively participates in Failure Analysis methodology.


  1. Responsible for the performance of other duties, as assigned.


  1. Participate in team FMEA Failure Mode Effects Analysis, and performance of equipment POD probability of detection MSA Measurement System Analysis.



Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor