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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 Manager (NDE Manager)
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation Technician (NDE Technician)
  • Non-Destructive Testing Services Director (NDT Services Director)
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialist (NDT Specialist)
  • Non-Destructive Testing Supervisor (NDT Supervisor)
  • Non-Destructive Testing Technician (NDT Technician)
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Manager

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 (NDT) methods, such as acoustic emission testing, leak testing, and thermal or infrared testing.
  • Document non-destructive testing (NDT) 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 (NDT) 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 (NDT) results.
  • Produce images of objects on film, using radiographic techniques.
  • Select, calibrate, or operate equipment used in the non-destructive testing (NDT) of products or materials.
  • Supervise or direct the work of non-destructive testing (NDT) 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, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turbofan and Turbojet Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F100, F119, F135 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, F101, F110, F118 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, TF33, CF6, F103, F108, F117, TFE-731, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Helper, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (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, TF34, TF39, PW 2040, F138 Jet Engines (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Propulsion Journeyman, Turboprop And Turboshaft Propulsion (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-35B (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 Crew Chief, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Engineer, 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-35B (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-35B (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-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, CH-46 (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)
  • 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-XX 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