Non-Destructive Testing Specialists


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

What they do


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

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • 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.

    • Mathematics
      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Production and Processing
      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • 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.

    SKILLS


    • Operations Monitoring
      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Mathematics
      Using mathematics to solve problems.

    • Operation and Control
      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Systems Analysis
      Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

    • Systems Evaluation
      Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

    ABILITIES


    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Problem Sensitivity
      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning
      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning
      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Development environment software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

    • Graphics or photo imaging software

    • Office suite software

    • Presentation software

    • Project management software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Some Preparation Needed

    • Education

      High school diploma.

    • Experience

      Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

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