NDT Level III RT/DR, Quality Engineering Specialist

We are seeking a NDT Level III RT/DR, Quality Engineering Specialist to join our team in Canoga Park, California.

Job responsibilities include providing effective and efficient NDT Quality support to Aerojet Rocketdyne and occasionally serve as an NDT quality interface with suppliers’ quality management. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide training and testing to L I and L II.
  • Develop, review and approve NDT techniques with L II personnel.
  • Write, review and approve specifications pertinent to NDT.
  • Support review boards for inspectability of product.
  • Prepare NDT for customer and internal audits.
  • Develop and Lead Corrective action reviews on audit/NCR findings.
  • Maintain own L III certifications.
  • Participate in the direction of the NDT department.
  • Audit and surveillance of quality systems and processes.

Successful candidates will have a track-record of proactivity and a demonstrated history of successfully working under minimal supervision.

L3Harris Technologies is the Trusted Disruptor for the global aerospace and defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs always in mind, our more than 50,000 employees deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains.

Enjoy work/life balance at our Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area) site. At this facility, we design & manufacture rocket engines and unique power systems that support space exploration & the defense of our nation such as NASA’s SLS, Lockheed Martin’s THAAD, Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser, and the Mars Perseverance Rover.

You’re not just “doing a job” at Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies Company . The work you perform makes significant contributions to national security and space exploration.

  • Inspiring Company Culture – Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | L3Harris
  • Rest and Relaxation – Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing longer weekends. Plus 90 hours of paid holidays on average throughout the year.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs. Want to know more? Check out: Benefits | L3Harris
  • Prepare for the Future – 401(k) with company match
  • Professional Development – Tuition assistance, free professional development training through Rocket University, employee recognition, and leadership development programs
  • Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs

Essential Functions:

5% – Review supplier-submitted NDT technique sheets for compliance to AR-Los Angeles specifications and drawing requirements. Coordinate with suppliers on the development and approval of these technique sheets. Prepare necessary reports.

5% – Manage site NDT supply base by monitoring suppliers to ensure flow down of AR requirements to sub-tier suppliers, audit existing NDT suppliers and assess potential new NDT suppliers for their ability to meet site requirements.

90% – Review process specifications, in-house technique sheets, etc. as noted above under job responsibilities.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science discipline and at least nine (9) years of related experience in Quality/Manufacturing/NDT processes (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Requires NDT LVL III RT (Radiography) and DR (Digital Radiography) certifications.
  • Hands-on working experience in a manufacturing environment and a corresponding understanding of manufacturing processes is essential.
  • Experience with auditing practices and Process Certification is desired.
  • A demonstrated proficiency with a variety of NDT inspection techniques and equipment along with a working knowledge of blueprint reading and interpretation is required.
  • Knowledge of industry NDT standards (ex. NAS410, ASTM 1742, ASTM 1417, ASTM 1444, AMS-STD-2154, etc…) is requisite.
  • Candidate must meet requirements of NAS-410.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Must possess strong computer skills and be well-organized.
  • Position requires responding to customer needs and may include weekend work.
  • Auditing experience/certification desired.

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $110,000 – $204,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

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