2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
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Lead statementNon-destructive testers and inspection technicians operate radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and similar testing equipment to detect discontinuities in objects of various compositions and materials. They are employed by quality control, maintenance and safety departments of manufacturing, processing, transportation, energy and other companies and by private industrial inspection establishments.
- ultrasonic testing technician
- visual inspection technician – welding
- weld tester
- radiographic technician – non-destructive testing
- acoustic emission technician
- eddy current technician
- non-destructive testing maintenance (NDT) technician
- aircraft non-destructive inspection technician
- infrared thermographer
- pressure vessel tester
- non-destructive inspector
- liquid penetrant testing technician
- industrial radiographer
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Completion of two years of an approved post-secondary science or engineering program may be required.
- Additional classroom and on-the-job training is required for certification in non-destructive testing.
- Non-destructive testing certification by Natural Resources Canada is available in three levels and is usually required by employers.
- Industrial radiographers using a radioactive isotope must pass an examination to be recognized as a certified exposure device operator by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
- Welding inspector certification by the Canadian Welding Bureau is available in three levels and may be required by employers.
- Boiler and pressure vessel, process pipeline and above-ground storage tank inspector certification is available from the American Petroleum Institute.
- Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
- Radiographic or ultrasonic equipment operating occupations in medical laboratories or hospitals
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