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Non-Destructive Testers

Job specification

There are equipments and facilities in the military that often referred to as under heavy stress. For instance the plane’s landing gear. It absorbs runway impact every time it lands. So as the submarine hulls which often encounter tremendous pressure into the ocean deep. In order to check if they are not damaged, the Non-Destructive Testers investigate and monitor their daily status. They use dependable non-destructive gadgets such as Untrasonics , X-rays, and other testing gadgets. The NDT are considered enlisted personnel in the military.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Non-destructive testers in the military include:

• Conduct inspection on metal parts to check for wear and damage

• Conduct x-rays on ships and aircrafts

• Spearhead in examining x-ray films to detect the extent of damage

• Spearhead in the test run of all kinds of equipment inside the military installations

• Conduct heat damaged test to identify which aircrafts

Ideal traits

The field of study which is ideal in this kind of job in the military includes:

• Enthusiasm in machines and knows how they can affect humans

• Dependability on treating with works that require too much pressure

• Take charge in the operation of various equipments

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs are also ideal for training programs. Other related subject matters also include:

• Procedures and basics in the inspection of welds and parts

• Basics in x-ray film operation

• Ultrasonic test equipment examination

• Test reports preparations so that further study can have good access

Work atmosphere

The Non-destructive testers work in machine shops inside the military bases all over the globe and they also travel when the need arises.

Non-military employment

The civilian Non-destructive testers work in industrial and manufacturing plants, aircraft maintenance companies, commercial testing laboratories, and airlines.

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