NDT – Materials Testing Specialist 1

  • Direct Hire
  • Albany, New York
  • Salary: $63,323 starting - $80,429 top of grade per year
  • Duration: Full Time - Permanent
  • CWI Metallurgy NDT - MT - Magnetic Particle Testing NDT Tech QA/QC Engineering & Auditing Welder/Welding

New York State Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12232

NDT – Materials Testing Specialist 1

To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.

The minimum requirements for taking the examination are:

Six years of experience in structural steel fabrication and structural metal inspection during fabrication and construction that included radiograph review of welds and the performance and interpretation of magnetic particle, dye penetrant, and hardness tests.

Substitution: A bachelor’s degree in applied science, engineering, architecture, or construction technology may be substituted for four years of the required experience. An associate’s degree in one of these areas may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Condition of Continued Employment: You must obtain New York State Department of Transportation Certification as an Ultrasonic Testing Technician within one year of permanent appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain this certification will result in termination of employment.

Duties Description
In the Structural Engineering Services Bureau, under the supervision of a Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation), the incumbent’s duties will include the following:

Direct, perform, and assist in the preparation of specifications for a variety of nondestructive tests (radiograph, magnetic particle, dye penetrant, hardness, and ultrasonic), on new and existing metal structures.

Perform quality assurance functions related to steel fabrication. This includes (but is not limited to) performing the following:

  • Field visits to fabrication plants
  • Monitoring inspection activities by contract inspectors working on behalf of NYSDOT
  • Ensuring fabricator compliance with NYSDOT requirements regarding personnel qualifications
  • Ensuring fabricator compliance with NYSDOT, FHWA, and industry requirements regarding material origin and quality.

Inspect the facilities of fabricators new to NYSDOT and work to ensure that they have the means and industry qualifications needed to successfully perform the contract tasks that will be expected of them.

Review steel fabrication shop drawings as well as steel erection procedures.

Review and approve Procedure Qualification Reports (PQRs) and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPSs).

Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the Department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume with Notice Number B-21-G379-MO included in the subject line and referenced in the cover letter no later than November 30th, 2021 to:

Naomi Frank
New York State Department of Transportation
Office of Structures
50 Wolf Road, POD 4-3
Albany, NY 12232
E-mail: Naomi.Frank@dot.ny.gov

Additional Comments
All State employees in Executive controlled agencies, who are not subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully vaccinated.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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