Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Specialist III

Covert, MI
Full Time
Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Specialist III
Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI) is currently seeking a Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Specialist III to join the Palisades Nuclear Plant team in Covert, MI. 
We are proud of our reputation for professional and technical excellence, and we recognize that the key to upholding that reputation resides in the excellence of our employees. We are looking for talent who brings value to the organization and contributes to advancing our business and reputation. 
Palisades Nuclear Power Plant may soon become the first nuclear power plant in the United States to restart after previously entering the early stages of decommissioning. By joining our team, you will be part of a unique and historic undertaking for the industry and the nation!

Acts as a single point of contact for the assigned site for all NDE implementation issues.  Provides NDE expertise to the sites to assist in answering questions regarding techniques and applications.  Project manages the preparation and execution for an outage for the assigned site.  Assists other site NDE personnel (Level II/III ASNT Certification) during outages or large scope non-outage periods.  Manages non-outage NDE that is required for the respective site to ensure proper resources are scheduled to perform the work.  Sets priorities for NDE Technicians/schedulers/planners to ensure outage milestones are accomplished.  Works with vendors to ensure scope of work is clearly understood and proper resources are scheduled to perform the work.  Performs emergent NDE when necessary.  Provides Training/Qualification/Certification and procedure development.  Performs vendor NDE procedure review and approval and NDE personnel certification review and approval.
Project manages outage preparation and execution for site NDE scopes.
Performs non-outage NDE and oversight.
Leverages technology improvements across NDE organization.
Provides contractor control and oversight.
Provides training, qualification, certification, and procedure development. 
Minimum education required of the position
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Minimum experience required of the position.
Minimum 8 years’ experience in ISI/NDE. Desired: Strong working knowledge in construction and in-service codes beyond the aspects of NDE.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position.
Must have the skills and ability to meet the qualification requirements set forth in the applicable codes and standards and possess or be able to obtain Level III certifications (if achieved, specify Level of qualification for qualified NDE methods including current PDI qualifications) in accordance with applicable plant procedures.
Ability to use computer scheduling programs and be familiar with the tools and equipment.
Be able to perform inspections, examinations and tests in accordance with fleet procedures and work packages including natural or corrected near distance visual acuity of Snellen fraction 20/25 or better in at least one eye, uncorrected or corrected and ability to differentiate contrast between colors used in the
 NDE methods.
Have knowledge and skills to maintain the ISI/NDE database and nuclear plant scheduling programs.
Knowledge of other NDE methods such as RT/UT/ET.
Have knowledge and skills to monitor outage schedule and make any necessary changes/updates as an outage progresses.
Be able to support on-line and outage NDE planning by providing technical details for NDE implementation and ensures schedule reflects available NDE resources.
Have the ability to resolve field implementation issues to keep NDE work on schedule.

Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position
Certifiable NDE Level III (ASNT/CP-189) multiple methods and special qualifications such as EPRI, PDI, QDA, or LPA analysts.    
ANSI Required: No

HDI offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, hospitalization, and other valuable voluntary options; time-off programs; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. HDI is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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