Columbia Helicopters | P.O. Box 3500, Portland, OR 97208 • Tel: 503.678.1222 • Fax: 503.678.5841 | Contact Us

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technician

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Supports shop by performing non-destructive testing (NDT) and maintenance functions within assigned area(s).


  • Inspects components and component parts for damage using non-destructive testing and special tooling and equipment. Utilizes special tools and equipment, performs tests and checks as required to confirm component or aircraft serviceability.
  • Documents all inspection findings, work performed and corrective action taken in the appropriate maintenance records.
  • Keeps area clean, orderly and FOD free. Follows standard work procedures for equipment maintenance and clean up. Participates in the total preventive maintenance program in the NDT shop. Ensures tools and equipment are well maintained, operable and accounted for.
  • Utilizes Lean and continuous improvement tools striving to identify and eliminate waste in all its forms in an effort to improve quality and safety, decrease lead time and reduce cost.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1000 hours minimum of combined documented NDT experience in the Magnetic Particle (MT) and Liquid Penetrant (PT) methods.
  • NAS-410 Level 2 certification in Magnetic Particle (MT) and Liquid Penetrant (PT) required.  You must maintain the certifications received.
  • Ability to gain and maintain certifications for NAS-410 Eddy Current (ET), Ultrasonic (UT), Radiographic (RT) inspection within 3 years of hire or transfer into this position.
  • Familiar with the products and processes associated with aircraft maintenance and manufacturing is preferred.
  • Certified per FAR Part 65 and able to obtain maintenance release and inspection authorizations within six months of on-the-job training learning CHI parts and processes.
  • Ability to understand repair station procedures, quality management system procedures (maintenance and manufacturing) and associated federal aviation regulations.
  • Proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values.
  • Must meet International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as a U.S. Person.

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter indicating the specific position you are applying for by e-mail, fax, or mail to:

Columbia Helicopters, Inc.
Human Resources Department
PO Box 3500
Portland, Oregon 97208
503-678-1222 (office)
503-678-6985 (dedicated HR Fax)
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

**If you have applied for other positions within the last 60 days, please indicate all of the positions you have applied for, and your preference of consideration. We will consider applicants for ONE position at a time.

Pre-employment drug testing and background check is required for all positions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.