NDT Operative

Job Type:



£ 11 - 15 Per Hour


My client is a well-respected manufacturer, based in Bristol. They predominately work within the Aerospace sector and are currently looking for an NDT Operator to join the team.

The Job:

The NDT operator will assist the Manufacturing Group Leaders in the manufacturing of parts through the production process, ensuring planned times for processes are met or improved; and high-quality parts produced within required performance, cost and delivery targets.

Process and inspect components using Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) by dye penetrant immersion and magnetic flaw detection processes to ensure component parts conform to drawing and process requirements with no cracks or defects.


  • Involvement & attendance at SQDCP meetings in assigned area/s
  • Ensuring Delivery Schedule Adherence of parts to system/route card dates
  • Ensuring performance of part production to planned set and run times and Quality requirements
  • Communicating Not right first time (NRFT) within assigned areas
  • Ensuring H&S processes are adhered to including wearing of relevant PPE
  • Recording & assisting the Manufacturing Group Leader in improving the 5S organisation of the assigned Team areas & personal responsibility of machines being operated
  • Responsible for ensuring work is completed on time in full to process routing/system date requirements
  • Ensuring correct materials, Route cards, drawings are used to produce components
  • Assist Manufacturing Group Leader with implementing cost reduction initiatives
  • Ensure times for component batches are accurately booked on the system
  • Ensuring products meet quality & accuracy requirements with no visible cracks or defects
  • Complete ‘In Process check sheets’ for your own work
  • Support continuous improvement projects
  • Continuously strive to improve housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace by maintaining best possible 5S condition, focusing on elimination of process wastes (8W) – (ie: Cleaning the process areas to ensure quality of components & a tidy working area, clean down tanks & transportation devices to ensure no damage is caused to components)


  • Engineering experience and knowledge of relevant NDT processes
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Dye Penetrant
  • Proven ability to use appropriate NDT process
  • Good understanding of quality control procedures
  • A working knowledge of manufacturing techniques and Engineering drawings
  • Level 2, 3 NVQ in a Mechanical Engineering based subject would be an advantage
  • Working knowledge of PC based time booking
  • Able to check Dye Penetrant baths, Magnetic NDT equipment, ovens, chemicals and processing baskets etc to ensure suitability for processing and minimising damage

On Offer:


  • Salary – £11ph – £15ph depending on experience
  • Overtime paid at 1.5 X the base rate
  • Working Hours – Monday – Thursday – 7.30am – 4.00pm / Friday – 7.30pm – 12.30pm


Please call Harry on 07951 950290 for more details or send your CV to harry@projectstart.co.uk to prompt a call back.

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