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NDE Technician


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Requisition ID: 17475


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Performs quality control and quality assurance review and inspections necessary to maintain high standards of quality throughout SRP. Provides material failure analysis and specialized non-destructive examination (NDE) requirements. Reviews specifications and designs for compliance to applicable codes.

What You'll Do

  • Audits and/or performs applicable regulatory code and engineering inspections on associated power plant equipment.
  • Develops standards and procedures as related to quality control and NDE functions for use throughout SRP.
  • Reviews specifications and designs for technical accuracy and completeness to applicable codes.
  • Performs or directs failure analyst activities in the areas of elements, materials, and coatings.
  • Performs surveillance of quality control methods and products supplied by vendors under contract to SRP.
  • Determines needs and requests specialized NDE utilizing PT, MT, UT, & ET.
  • Provides inspection services on received material for determination of acceptability.
  • Prepares sketches, graphs, work order and budget requests, investigations and technical reports.
  • Advises engineering groups in the areas of welding, quality control and NDE.
  • Attends technical society meetings in the field of interest.
  • Attends project meetings as consultant.
  • Performs related work, as required and/or assigned; Attends training programs, seminars, conferences and meetings; Fills in and/or assists others.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Knowledge of construction methods, power plant equipment and operations.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of project organization and general policies, purchasing, warehousing, and accounting procedures.
  • Moderate ability in the use of calculator.
  • Ability to tabulate data, maintain files and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of electricity, mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, structural materials, metallurgy, welding processes, etc.
  • Ability to take readings with engineering test and measurement instruments.
  • Duties require mental alertness, concentration and occasional out of town travel to remote facilities for extended periods.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret standards and codes, I.E., ASME, AWS, ANSI, ASTM, ASNT, API, AISC, etc.
  • Knowledge and ability to function in quality control related activities, I.E., welding inspection, vendor surveillance, material control ,etc.
  • Must maintain certification to SNT-TC-1A, Level II in UT, PT, MT, & ET. Knowledge and experience in performing specification review.
  • Appropriate respirator medical certification, fit testing and training required.


Additional Information:

Completion of an Associate's Degree, Apprenticeship, 60 college credit hours from an accredited instituation, or the successful completion of level II ultrasonic testing, level II radiographic testing, level II magnetic particle testing, level II penetrant testing, and level II visual testing courses in accordance with SNT-TC-1A from an accredited institution either separately or as a part of a comprehensive and focused certificate program in non destructive testing.

In absence of the above, an AWS CWI certification may be considered for technician level. 


A minimum of 3 years of experience in quality control inspections or as an NDE technician and be a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) as certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) is required for Specialist.


Promotion to Specialist level requires a minimum of 3 years experience in quality control inspections or as an NDE technician, an AWS CWI certification, and full competency in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities. 



Completion of an Associate's degree, Apprenticeship, or 60 college credit hours from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.
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Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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