Non-destructive testing or NDT technicians and engineers perform designed tests and evaluations to identify any problems, flaws and other issues with equipment and materials in many industrial fields without destroying the usefulness and serviceability of the system or any part to the system.
Exciting and rewarding
Inspectors in the NDT are employed in some of the most rewarding as well as exciting industries in the world and NDT career can be found in:
- Defence laboratory
- Construction Aerospace
- Shipbuilding steel and foundry
- Petrochemical Hydroelectric
- Utility and Power Services manufacturing
Thousands of US Airports
There are thousands of United States airports and hundred of thousands of aircraft that all need NDT inspection. Not to forget, all over the world if you are into international travel.
Wind turbine technician
Wind turbine technician is a career in NDT inspection and is the fastest growing career recurring in the United States in the Non-Destructive Testing field
US Rail Lines Infrastructure
The United States moves all types of goods around this country by millions and millions of miles of rail track. Every single inch of rail line needs NDT inspection. This is to ensure that no trains run off the track with goods that could endanger the lives of many people living near the rail track.
Bridges in the US
There are 600,000 bridges in the United States and many of these bridges need to be replaced. So, in these cases those are required to be inspected at least every 2 years. There is a shortage of NDT inspector qualified to fill this demand.
Nuclear Power plants
Currently there are 104 nuclear power plants in the United States. Many NTC engineers have gone to work with this Nuke power plants. These nuclear power plants need to be inspected and NTC engineers can make a good income with these positions.