Non-Destructive Testing Specialists

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Industrial Radiographer
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation Specialist
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation Technician
  • Non-Destructive Testing Engineer
  • Non-Destructive Testing Inspector
  • Non-Destructive Testing Scientist
  • Non-Destructive Testing Services Director
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialist
  • Non-Destructive Testing Supervisor
  • Non-Destructive Testing Technician

What They Do

  • Produce images of objects on film using radiographic techniques.
  • 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.
  • Select, calibrate, or operate equipment used in the non-destructive testing (NDT) of products or materials.
  • Examine structures or vehicles such as aircraft, trains, nuclear reactors, bridges, dams, and pipelines using non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques.
  • Make radiographic images to detect flaws in objects while leaving objects intact.
  • Identify defects in solid materials using ultrasonic testing techniques.
  • Prepare reports on non-destructive testing (NDT) results.
  • Conduct liquid penetrant tests to locate surface cracks by coating objects with fluorescent dyes, cleaning excess penetrant, and applying developer.
  • Document non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, processes, or results.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $71,470 with most people making between $39,930 and $100,860

Outlook

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avg. annual growth

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 1,200 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 1,100 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 20 replacement openings for approximately 20 total annual openings.