How to Find the Best NDT Technicians For Your Build

Whether your building project is residential, commercial or industrial, safety is paramount. Nondestructive testing, or NDT, plays an essential role in making sure your completed structure is not only safe for its intended use and the people who will be around it, but that it will stand the test of time. Here’s how to find the best NDT technicians for your next build.

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5 Tips for Advancing Your NDT Career

A career in industrial inspection and NDT presents a unique opportunity–making the world a better, safer place while earning a very good living. Like most careers, however, it is also not without its unique challenges–frequent travel or shift work; a profession that most people haven’t even heard of; and constantly evolving technologies and certifications are just a few of the things that can make the career advancement path in NDT both challenging and confusing. 

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Meet VSRA’s Tradespeople of the Year

Tales of the Trades shares some of the millions of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate and maintain the world we live in. Today, we turn the spotlight on the two recipients of the Virginia Ship Repair Association’s Tradesperson of the Year award—Heng Hy and Danual Pearce—representing the best of the best in ship repair.

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Phased Array NDT

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. 

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An Introduction to Nondestructive Testing Jobs (Level I, II & III)

Nondestructive testing (or non-destructive testing or NDT), a form of inspection that allows materials to be analyzed without being taken apart or destroyed, is critical for many industries. The assets and products being tested can maintain their function, unlike with other forms of testing, and can be safely used after inspection.

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What is the Highest Paid Welding Job?

If you’re looking into a career in welding, one of the motivating factors might be because you’ve heard it pays well. This isn’t wrong–many welders earn a living that’s equal to professionals with advanced degrees, like law or medicine. But salaries in the welding industry also aren’t that simple.

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MIG Welding Jobs

Welding processes are as varied as the products they create, and as a result there are dozens of diverse career paths in the field of welding. One of the most prevalent types of welding jobs is in metal inert gas (MIG) welding. We’ll break down the basics of MIG welding jobs, share how to break into the field and explore some of the best industries to work in if you’re looking to become a MIG welder. 

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Top 10 Nondestructive Testing Schools

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. 

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