Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Llay Wrexham has an exciting opportunity for a Principle Quality Eng (NDT)

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 39 hours per week.
  • Job location: Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0PB.
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.
    Responsible for ensuring continued business compliance to international NDT standards NAS410/EN4179 – Aerospace Series – Qualification and Approval of personnel for Non-Destructive Testing

Identify and assure implementation of customer NDT requirements.

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

  • Support MALUK,Poland, India and Aerospace Processing India in their NDT processes which include
  • Penetrant Testing
  • Magnetic Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Conductivity Testing
  • Acid Etch Inspection for Machine abuse
  • Anodic Flaw Detection
  • Heat Treatment
  • Evaluate and interpret results in terms of existing standards, codes, and specifications
  • Practical knowledge of applicable materials, fabrication, process, and product technology to select NDT methods
  • Establish NDT techniques, and assist in establishing acceptance criteria where none are otherwise available
  • Establish, review for editorial and technical correctness and validate NDT instructions and procedures;
  • Recognize controls related hazards in a manufacturing environment to incorporate safe practices and procedures as part of the daily work plan to reduce injuries and create a safe machine environment.
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures;
  • Designate the particular test methods, techniques and procedures to be used;
  • Within the scope and limitations of any certification held, carry out all tasks at all levels
  • Provide guidance, coaching and mentoring for NDT personnel at all Levels.
  • carry out, manage and supervise PCN qualification examinations on behalf of the British Institute of NDT
  • Participate in NADCAP, ISO14001 Customer and internal audits
  • Manage NDT personnel’s training and approval to ensure they are qualified to the correct quality standard standard
  • Ensure projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with the organizations established policies and procedures.
  • Execute cross component test cases and regression checks and report findings.
  • Develop and implement test plans and procedures using testing tools.
  • To update Magellan Aerospace Standard Operating Procedures with changes and gain final approval from Quality Manager
  • To coordinate with the laboratory on additional test requirement support
  • Responsible for investigating any failures with parts and escalating to the Quality and Production Manager
  • Ensure that processes and procedures are followed to ensure all tasks are performed efficiently and to the required quality standard.
  • Must comply with relevant Environment, Health and Safety legislation and company policies, procedures and safe working systems
  • Other reasonable requests maybe asked

Position Requirements:

Essential Criteria:

  • GCSE or equivalent including Maths & English.
  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Principle NDT Level 3
  • Aerospace industry experience
  • Computer literate
  • Trained in testing methodologies.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in a similar role

Core Attributes and Competences:


  • To have Integrity
  • Respectful to others
  • Creative in finding ways to do things better
  • Act ethically in all you do
  • Collaborate well with others


  • Consistency
  • Repeatability
  • Attention to detail

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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