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Job #: R-00051889
Location: Kabul, KAB
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: NACI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

***This position is located in Afghanistan for the CLS-Afghan Program Support***

Leidos is currently seeking a NDI (Non-Destructive Inspection) Technician, Level II, to work in Afghanistan. The ideal candidate will work and travel in between customer sites as needed; customer sites include Kandahar, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. The NDI Technician is responsible for processing/inspecting PC-12 and Mi-17 aircraft and components to determine and verify conformance by means of Non-Destructive Testing methods.

NDT Position Specific Requirements:
•    NDT/NDI candidates will be subject to written and practical exams upon arrival in Afghanistan. If unable to pass all exams, immediate termination will be requested.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Perform NDT inspections in compliance with customer work instructions, and company procedures and policies.
Record all inspection functions on applicable paperwork in accordance with the customer policies and procedures.
Assume technical responsibility for the NDT facility, equipment and Afghan counterparts.
Select the method and technique for a specific inspection and interpreting the results.
Prepare and verify the technical adequacy of procedures and work instructions.
Develop, qualify, and implement the NDT program for all program sites.
Ensure support of daily organizational maintenance in accordance with technical data and directives.
Create and manage system of data analysis, interpretation, validation, and documentation for aircraft components and assemblies.
Partner with functional department managers to provide technical support and address operational issues, ensuring effective communication and long-term problem resolution.
Provide timely and accurate information regarding NDT inspection techniques and current industry NDT trends.
Maintain NDT certifications as needed or required.
Ensure NDT facilities have the necessary supplies to operate efficiently.
Review process changes to ensure compliance to manufacturer & customer technical data.
Maintain technical files containing approvals and correspondence.
Inspectors may be tasked with additional responsibilities including support of quality related projects, such as training or auditing.
This position may require travel or permanent relocation to other program areas in Afghanistan as the mission dictates.

Basic qualifications:
National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI)
Technical or Military School Training FAA Part 121 Dispatch certificate or EASA/ICA equivalent.
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level II/National Aerospace Standard NAS-410 Level II certification in the following techniques: fluorescent penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and ultrasonic.
At least 5 years of experience on fixed or rotary wing aircraft and components.
Minimum required education is high school diploma or equivalent.
Good eye sight (no color blindness) is mandatory. Medical test results to be provided.
Ability to read and interpret Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and guidance material
Experience in aviation component repair preferred
Ability to follow written work instructions and maintenance manual instructions
Ability to read and interpret Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, Structural Repair Manuals, industry NDT specifications and other work instructions.
Must be knowledgeable and conversant in military maintenance operations, safety, standardization, technical inspections, and supervision instructions, student management, and maintenance management.
Understanding and acceptance of local customs and traditions.
Ability to direct multi-cultural teams.
Native English speaker or International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) level 3 or above fluency.
Should possess a full understanding of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) military aviation maintenance operations.

As the position location is in Afghanistan, the following requirements need to be met:
US citizen
Possess a valid state driver’s license
Active passport with a minimum of 12 months before expiration prior to start date.
Visa with multiple entries for 12 months prior to start date
Completion of Customer required International Readiness Certifications prior to deployment.
A positively adjudicated Federal Government Investigation in order to qualify for a Common Access Card (CAC).
Failure to complete any of these actions within 60 days of accept will result in rescinding of the offer. If the candidate is unable to pass the medical screening after the start date and prior to deployment an immediate administrative termination will be requested.

Preferred qualifications:
FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License preferred.
Strong computer skills with proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Sharepoint.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills (friendly, courteous and helpful).
Safe work practices.
DoD Aviation Instructor experience.
Experience with Internal Organization Standardization (ISO) and Aerospace Standards (AS) ISO9001/AS9100/AS9110.
Military deployment experience is highly desired and deployment experience to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) region is desired.
Proficient in Dari.
Experience working in austere environments.

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Yes, 25% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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