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Non-destructive testers and inspectors

OaSIS code 22230.00

Non-destructive testers and inspectors operate radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and similar testing equipment to detect discontinuities in objects of various compositions and materials.

Overview

Also known as

  • Acoustic emission technician
  • Aircraft non-destructive inspection technician
  • Eddy current technician
  • Industrial radiographer
  • Infrared thermographer
  • Liquid penetrant testing technician
  • Non-destructive inspector
  • Non-destructive testing maintenance (NDT) technician
  • Pressure vessel tester
  • Radiographic technician - non-destructive testing
  • Ultrasonic testing technician
  • Visual inspection technician - welding
  • Weld tester

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Transport, set up and calibrate non-destructive testing equipment
  • Conduct tests to ensure quality or detect discontinuities (defects) using ultrasonic, radiographic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other non-destructive testing methods
  • Establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection, ensuring strict adherence to safety regulations
  • Interpret radiographs, cathode ray tube (CRT) or digital readouts, conductivity meters and visual indicators
  • Apply testing criteria in accordance with applicable specifications or standards and evaluate results
  • Organize and report test results
  • May perform specialized inspections using acoustic emission, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and laser shearography testing methods
  • May instruct and supervise trainees.

Additional information

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Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers (22231)
  • Medical laboratory technologists (32120)
  • Medical radiation technologists (32121)
  • Medical sonographers (32122)
  • Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists (32123)
  • Pharmacy technicians (32124)
  • Other medical technologists and technicians (32129)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2223 – Technical inspectors and regulatory officers

Unit group

22230 – Non-destructive testers and inspectors

Occupational profile

22230.00 – Non-destructive testers and inspectors

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
5 - Highest Level
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
5 - Highest Level
Analyzing Data or Information
4 - High Level
Developing Technical Instructions
4 - High Level
Judging Quality
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
1 - Very little time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Private industrial inspection establishments
  • Quality control, maintenance and safety departments of manufacturing, processing, transportation, energy and other companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Multitasking
4 - High Level
Near Vision
4 - High Level
Pattern Identification
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Quality Control Testing
5 - Highest Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important