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Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 623

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $35.88 - $45.60

Typical Annual Salary: $74,600 - $94,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Produce images of objects on film using radiographic techniques.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Hoists
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Radiation detectors
  • Voltage or current meters
  • X ray radiography examination equipment

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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