Whether you’re already a machine operator or would like to become one, choosing a specialty is an important part of your career. But that can be challenging if you’re not aware of the broader landscape and familiar with the various types of jobs that machine operators do. If you’re wondering how to decide what to specialize in as a machine operator, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn everything that you need to know in order to make that decision.
Whether your building project is residential, commercial or industrial, safety is paramount. Nondestructive testing, or NDT, plays an essential role in making sure your completed structure is not only safe for its intended use and the people who will be around it, but that it will stand the test of time. Here’s how to find the best NDT technicians for your next build.
The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. This month, we shine the spotlight on four U.S. military veterans—Toni Bailey, Bobby Durning, John Stewart and Jeff Wagner—who built successful civilian careers in NDT after serving their country.
The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. This month, we shine the spotlight on Kiera Jones, a Level II NDT Inspector from Louisiana. We recently spoke with Kiera about getting into NDT, what it takes to be a good inspector, and bridging the gap between the younger and older generations in the industry.
As the field of nondestructive testing (NDT) becomes increasingly sophisticated and utilized in a wide variety of industries, the need for NDT professionals is steadily rising. Highly skilled technicians are in demand, and the potential for growth within the field is greatest for individuals with specialized training in specific NDT methods. Phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) is a particularly lucrative specialization, due to the technique’s ability to examine virtually any material and deliver accurate results.
The field of nondestructive testing (NDT) is a lucrative career path with plenty of room for advancement and a promising future. With a projected growth of $4.1 billion worldwide by the year 2025, careers in NDT provide security, stability, challenging work, and competitive wages. With options at state universities, city and community colleges, technical academies, and training centers, students can select the program that best fits their current schedule and financial needs, as well as their career goals.
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) has many functions in the world of NDT. A major one is to help companies make sure the NDT personnel they hire have the appropriate skills to get the job done safely and correctly. In this article, we break down ASNT’s SNT-TC-1A employer-based certification for NDT technicians.
Preparing for an NDT Level II interview? Wondering whether you’ve got the chops for a job in nondestructive testing? You’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll explain what NDT Level II certification is and share some practice interview questions with sample answers to help you make a great first impression on prospective employers.
The Surehand® Spotlight shares just some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. Meet Marybeth Miceli, C.Eng., an NDT industry leader and innovator who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Jobs in the welding field are numerous and diverse. With dedication, commitment and the right preparation, the industry can provide you with a long and rewarding career. One path that’s worthwhile to consider as you map out your welding career path is a job as a QA/QC welding inspector.