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NDT Nondestructive Testers and Inspectors

Career Overview

Nondestructive testers and inspectors operate radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and similar testing equipment to detect discontinuities in objects of various compositions and materials. They are employed by quality control, maintenance and safety departments of manufacturing, processing, transportation, energy and other companies and by private industrial inspection establishments.

Nondestructive testers and inspectors can perform some of the following tasks:

  • set up and calibrate nondestructive testing equipment
  • conduct tests to ensure quality or detect discontinuities (defects) using ultrasonic, radiographic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other nondestructive testing methods
  • establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection
  • ensure strict adherence to safety regulations, interpret radiographs, cathode ray tube (CRT) or digital readouts, conductivity meters and visual indicators
  • apply testing criteria in accordance with applicable specifications or standards
  • evaluate results, organize and report test results
  • may perform specialized inspections using acoustic emission, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and laser shearography testing methods

For Career Training

NDT Training at Stevenson Aviation and Aerospace Training at RRC