CAREER

Non-Destructive Testing Specialists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$64,190

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.1% (slower than the average)

Career

What Non-Destructive Testing Specialists Do

Test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment.

Other Job Titles Non-Destructive Testing Specialists May Have

Industrial Radiographer, Non-Destructive Evaluation Technician (NDE Technician), Non-Destructive Testing Specialist (NDT Specialist), Non-Destructive Testing Technician (NDT Technician)

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Interpret or evaluate test results in accordance with applicable codes, standards, specifications, or procedures.
  • Interpret the results of all methods of non-destructive testing (NDT), such as acoustic emission, electromagnetic, leak, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, neutron radiographic, radiographic, thermal or infrared, ultrasonic, vibration analysis, and visual testing.
  • Examine structures or vehicles such as aircraft, trains, nuclear reactors, bridges, dams, and pipelines, using non-destructive testing techniques.
  • Select, calibrate, or operate equipment used in the non-destructive testing of products or materials.
  • Identify defects in solid materials, using ultrasonic testing techniques.

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