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)
In the Air Force: Aerospace Ground Equipment; Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman; Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F101, F110, F118, TF34 Jet Engines (A-10, B-1, B-2, F-16, U-2 aircraft); Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Airlift, Special Mission, and B-52 aircraft); Aerospace Propulsion Helper, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Airlift, Special Mission, and B-52 aircraft); Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, Turboprop andTurboshaft Propulsion (helicopter, propeller, tiltrotor aircraft); Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-17; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J; Nondestructive Inspection
In the Army: Allied Trades Specialist; Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer; UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
In the Coast Guard: Aviation Maintenance Technician
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Maintenance (Fixed-Wing); Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic-Trainee; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, EA-6; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-404; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F-35; Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, C-20; Helicopter Mechanic, CH-53; Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-64; Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22
In the Navy: Aircraft Non-Destructive Inspection Technician; Aviation Structural Mechanic; Aviation Structural Mechanic Intermediate Level; Non-Nuclear NDT Examiner; VT MT PT and RT NDT Inspector; VT MT PT and UT Inspector; VT MT and PT NDT Inspector
- 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.
Education and Training
Math and Science
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Engineering and Technology
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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