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Lead NDT Application Specialist

  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 2/26/2018 6:51:14 PM
  • Job #: 3044617
  • Location(s): United States; New York; Skaneateles

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Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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Role Summary:
The Lead NDT Application Specialist will be responsible for the development of Ultrasonic NDT inspections solutions / applications ranging from procedure development through device design and test. The areas of focus would include data acquisition using Conventional and Phased Array Ultrasound as well as ultrasound transducer design, prototyping and testing to deliver custom inspection solutions to our NDT customers.

Essential Responsibilities:
The candidate will be focused on creating integrated application solutions to solve inspection applications for our customers aligned with industry codes and standards and based on emerging trends and needs in the NDT industry. The Lead NDT Application Specialist will be required to participate in industry code committees, understand new inspection trends and needs, then translate those into specifications and manufacturable designs and inspection solutions.

In the role of Lead NDT Application Specialist you will:

  • Possess NDT Industry experience in the area of Ultrasound. Ultrasound inspection and applications development would be ideal
  • Provide quotations for special products, design and oversee their construction, test/tune and validate for their intended installation. Frequent interaction with customers, sales teams, engineering and product management on development of special UT solutions
  • Work closely with engineering to ensure designs are manufacturable and all documentation is properly prepared for hand-off to production
  • Support manufacturing by conducting testing & tuning of UT devices in accordance with engineering specifications
  • Support design and manufacturing growth opportunities as assigned with the primary focus on Ultrasonic transducers and solutions, but with possible inclusion of Eddy Current, and Remote Visual inspection technologies
  • Manage NDT development projects while adhering to project schedules and performance requirements
  • Execute with support and guidance from GEIT NDT COE’s the analysis, design, test and/or integration required to manage and support the assigned projects to meet business standards, practices and procedures and the product / program requirements
  • Provide technical leadership to internal and external customers as assigned
  • Document products and technical data generated consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3 years of NDT experience including a minimum 1 year of ultrasound experience

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management
  • ASNT Level II or III equivalency
  • Knowledge of UT probe design and fabrication techniques and industrial NDT applications
  • Experience with Industry Code committee specification writing or in developing NDT applications
  • Knowledge of standard system integration
  • Experience with NDT inspection systems
  • Proficiency with the design, test/tune and analysis tools relevant to the function
  • Computer literate with experience using 3D software – specifically SolidWorks
  • Beneficial Skills include: Mechanical Design; Broad understanding of mechanical principles; Knowledge of machining practices; Electronics and Electro-mechanics; Six Sigma / Lean experience or certifications
  • Significant experience relevant to indicated position area of expertise
  • Practical, hands-on experience in one or more of the following NDT modalities (UT,ET,RVI)
  • Minimum 5 years of hands on multi-modality NDT expertise desirable
  • NDT field inspection experience highly desirable – with an emphasis on power generation, oil & gas or aerospace
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • MS Word, Excel, CAD, and SAP SW experience
  • Requires high energy, assertiveness, and self-motivated individual to work in a fast-paced environment with limited direction
  • Individual must be a self-starter, creative and strategic thinker who has a passion for products, customers and NDT inspection
  • Highly customer centric, strong technical aptitude with the ability to execute and drive results

    Locations: United States; New York; Skaneateles
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