AECOM NDE Technician in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144733BR

Position Title NDE Technician

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Florida

City Kennedy Space Center

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

Independently perform assigned tasks and provide technical guidance to Level I and Level II employees engaged in field and laboratory nondestructive evaluation activities. Work from Work Orders, Work Authorizations, OMI’s, NDEI’s or general instructions.

Set-up, standardize and operate NDE test equipment and interpret results of nondestructive tests performed on equipment, systems, and flight hardware. Perform tests and interpret results in NDE methods such as: Radioraphy, Ultrasonic, Eddy Current, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Leak Detection, Visual/Optical, Infrared, closed circuit TV inspection, Acoustic Emission, Visual/Certified Weld Inspector (CWI), etc.

Assist other higher rated employees and NDE Engineers in the development and establishment of improved testing methods and techniques. Work with the responsible Engineers, Management, foreign and domestic concerns to correlate test results and interpretations in compliance with specifications and design requirements.

Conduct quality acceptance testing and procedure validation tests for assigned equipment, items and system. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on assigned equipment, as required. Perform work in other classifications when incidental but necessary to accomplish work assignments. Perform any work assigned to the employees in the classification.

Performs compliance with Federal, State, local, NASA and Air Force laws and regulations and requirements and KSC/CCAFS energy management conservation regulations, collective bargaining agreements, security, safety, hurricane and other specialized programs or contractual requirements relating to the business of the section, working within the limits of established policy.


  1. Guide and provide on the job training (OJT) in the applied aspects of NDE for employees of equal or lower rating.

  2. Prepare formal reports and complete other appropriate documentation of NDE tests, showing results, conclusions, acceptance or rejection.

  3. Contact other organizations, as required, to accomplish work assignments.

  4. Operate NDE equipment, interpret results and process data, including use of computer based equipment that requires data input and retrieval.

  5. Maintain test equipment, as require.

  6. Observe all safety warnings and follow required safety practices. Follow all radiation safety instructions and assure operations are conducted in accordance with license requirements.

  7. Use design drawings, specifications, mathematical tables, graphs, etc. to perform tests and interpret results.

  8. Must maintain a minimum of four (4) NDE level II certifications in accordance with ASNT practice (SNT-TC-1A and MIL-STD-410D), as required, to perform assigned tasks.

  9. Maintain logs and records, as required.

  10. Maintain certifications, licenses, permits, etc., required for performance of assigned tasks.

This classification may include managing hazardous materials or other environmental responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements


High school diploma or equivalent plus four (4) to five (5) years related experience. Certifiable as NDE Level II per ANSI/CP-189, SNT-TC-1A and MIL-STD-410E in at least four (4) of the following methods; Radiography, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current, Leak Testing, Infrared, Ultrasonic or Visual(w/CWI).

Must provide documented evidence (in hours) of formal training, qualifying experience and previous certifications. Radiography qualification requires submittal of previous radiation exposure history (NRC Form 5). Personnel will be required to obtain and maintain a secret clearance, various KSC and CCAS area access permits and acceptable visual acuity - near vision with JAEGER #1 test chart at not less than 12 inches or equivalent required annually, and color perception test every three (3) years.


Essential functions require a normal range of motion and the physical ability to bend, stoop, climb, sit or stand for extended periods; lift and carry up to 55 pounds; push, pull and position up to 400 pounds; work at heights and in confined spaces. Must pass initial and periodic physical examination required to perform above and to maintain government drivers license. Must pass an annual near vision and color perception eye examination IAW established personnel certification standards.

Preferred Qualifications

IRRSP certification if qualifications include radiography. Must be able to acquire and maintain a government security clearance as required.

Crane certification and confined space certification may also be required.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.