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Non-Destructive Testing Specialists - 17-3029.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Industrial Radiographer
  • Inspector
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation Technician (NDE Technician)
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialist (NDT Specialist)
  • Non-Destructive Testing Supervisor (NDT Supervisor)
  • Non-Destructive Testing Technician (NDT Technician)
  • Quality Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Conduct liquid penetrant tests to locate surface cracks by coating objects with fluorescent dyes, cleaning excess penetrant, and applying developer.
  • Develop or use new non-destructive testing methods, such as acoustic emission testing, leak testing, and thermal or infrared testing.
  • Document non-destructive testing methods, processes, or results.
  • Evaluate material properties, using radio astronomy, voltage and amperage measurement, or rheometric flow measurement.
  • Examine structures or vehicles such as aircraft, trains, nuclear reactors, bridges, dams, and pipelines, using non-destructive testing techniques.
  • Identify defects in concrete or other building materials, using thermal or infrared testing.
  • Identify defects in solid materials, using ultrasonic testing techniques.
  • 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.
  • Make radiographic images to detect flaws in objects while leaving objects intact.
  • Map the presence of imperfections within objects, using sonic measurements.
  • Prepare reports on non-destructive testing results.
  • Produce images of objects on film, using radiographic techniques.
  • Select, calibrate, or operate equipment used in the non-destructive testing of products or materials.
  • Supervise or direct the work of non-destructive testing trainees or staff.
  • Visually examine materials, structures, or components for signs of corrosion, metal fatigue, cracks, or other flaws, using tools and equipment such as endoscopes, closed-circuit television systems, and fiber optics.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Interpret design or operational test results.
  • Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Ground Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F100, F119, F135Jet Engines (F-15, F16, F-22 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F101, F110, F118, TF34 Jet Engines (A-10, B-1, B-2, F-16, U-2 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Airlift, Special Mission, and B-52 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, Turboprop andTurboshaft Propulsion (helicopter, propeller, tiltrotor aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, F100, F101, F110, F118, F119, F135, TF34 Jet Engines (A-10, B-1, B-2, F-15, F-16, F-22, F-35, U-2 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Airlift, Special Mission, and B-52 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turboprop andTurboshaft Propulsion (helicopter, propeller, tiltrotor aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F100, F119, F135Jet Engines (F-15, F16, F-22 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F101, F110, F118, TF34 Jet Engines (A-10, B-1, B-2, F-16, U-2 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Airlift, Special Mission, and B-52 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, Turboprop andTurboshaft Propulsion (helicopter, propeller, tiltrotor aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, F100, F101, F110, F118, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Airlift, Special Mission, and B-52 aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, Turboprop andTurboshaft Propulsion (helicopter, propeller, tiltrotor aircraft) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance (Fixed-Wing) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance (Rotary-Wing) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Non-Destructive Inspection Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Nondestructive Inspection Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Nondestructive Inspection Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Allied Trades Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F-35 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Engineer, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Loadmaster, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F-35 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-402 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, F-404 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, J-52 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, T-56 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, AV-8/TAV-8 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, EA-6 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F-35 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, F/A-18 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, KC-130/V-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Transport Aircraft Specialist, C-20 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-400/T-700 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-58 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-64 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Dynamic Components Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • NDT Radiographic Inspector (Nuclear) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Night Systems Instructor (NSI) Enlisted Aircrew (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Non-Nuclear NDT Examiner (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Nondestructive Inspection (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nondestructive Inspection Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nondestructive Inspection Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nondestructive Inspection Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nondestructive Inspection Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear NDT Examiner (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • VH-60N Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • VH-92 Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • VT MT and PT NDT Inspector (Navy - Enlisted)
  • VT MT PT and RT NDT Inspector (Navy - Enlisted)
  • VT MT PT and UT Inspector (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Weapons and Tactics Crew Chief Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nondestructive Tester