Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Llay Wrexham has an exciting opportunity for a NDT/PFD Operator

  • 24/7 shift pattern - 12hours days and nights
  • Job location: Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0PB.
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

To NDT aircraft parts to customers specifications and quality standards for Treatments

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Responsibilities

  • The job holder is responsible to the NDT Level 2 for technical / NDT inspection matters only.
  • The job holder is not responsible for subordinates but will assist in the training and development of PFD operators as required.
  • The job requires that the job holder to work on own initiative with respect to work issued on the work to list and requires little supervision unless instructed perform prioritised work from Line Manager.
  • The job is responsible for the NDT testing of aircraft parts to customer specifications. This involves the interpretation and operation of test methods & calibration of equipment in order to achieve accurate results to certify the parts. Failure do so may result in defected parts entering service which may cause disruption and lead to cost to the business, and aircraft failure.
  • The job has responsibility for cross checking that all of the prior operations have been completed (signoff/stamped) prior to any NDT testing. If this is not the case, the job holder is responsible for escalating the issue to the Line Manager.
  • The job holder is responsible for identifying any failures with parts, completion of NCR forms and escalating to the Line Manager for rectification work. Failure do so may result in defected parts entering service which may cause disruption and lead to cost to the business, and aircraft failure.
  • The job requires a high degree of concentration in order to interpret test results and to evaluate discontinuities correctly.

Position Requirements


  • The job requires a basic level of education and will likely have a minimum of two years experience gained on the job training on NDT equipment within the aerospace industry.

Professional Accreditations:

  • The job requires the job holder to be qualified to NAS 410 Level 2 in penetrant testing and / or magnetic testing in aerospace sector.


  • The job requires that the job holder has sufficient knowledge of the scope and limitations of the test methods being undertaken.
  • The job holder should have the ability to apply detailed techniques to products within the limits of their qualifications.
  • The job requires IT skills to access specifications form a dedicated computer system

Key Competencies:

  • Communication skills
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Multi-tasking

Other skills/Abilities


  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good hand to eye co-ordination
  • Reporting skills
  • Problem solving skills


  • The job requires the job holder to undertake a high degree of concentration and judgement in determining and interpreting result to specification.
  • The job requires the use of decision making with respect to defective parts and to be able to identify and evaluate discontinuities.
  • The job requires limited manual handling of heavy parts without the use of mechanical aids.

Personal Attributes:

  • The job requires the job holder to communicate both verbally and written in a clear and precise manner. Communications are required with Line Manager and other departmental staff. There is infrequent communications with customers who request information as to why parts have been rejected.
  • The jobholder is required to work either days or nights on a regular basis but may be required to work shifts.
  • The job requires the wearing of Standard PPE whilst on site at all times.
  • The job does not require out of hours working, or working away from home.

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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