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.
Maybe you’re here because you’re looking for a good job that doesn’t require a degree–one you’ll have to spend four years and lots of money to get. Or, maybe a friend or family member suggested you look into welding and you’re wondering, how much money can I really make as a welder? We’ll break down welding salaries in precise detail, including which jobs pay the most and where to look for jobs to maximize your earning potential.
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.
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, or ASNT, is the largest technical society for nondestructive testing professionals in the world. Founded in 1941, the organization offers informational resources, educational programs and events surrounding nondestructive testing (NDT). It also sets standards for the qualification of NDT personnel.
Industrial inspections of buildings, infrastructure and machinery are essential to keep them in working order and keep the public safe. An emerging technology that makes industrial inspections faster and less dangerous, but provides an alternative to traditional “boots on the ground” inspections that necessitate close human contact. We’re talking about drone inspections.