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Liquid Penetrant/Magnetic Particle/Visual Testing Inspector II

PT(II), VT (II) All inspectors shall have documented qualification/certification to the Level II requirements for ASNT's SNT-TC-1A, 2001 Edition or later. Inspectors shall have passed written general theory and procedure specific examinations for the applicable method(s). General examinations cover basic test principles relative to the applicable method. Specific examinations cover the equipment, operating procedures and test techniques that candidates may encounter in their specific assignment. Specific examination also covers the specifications, codes and acceptance criteria used in the applicable NDT procedures. NDT Level II: All Methods --- Additional general and specific exams will be administered by Newport News. Inspectors shall have passed practical examinations for the applicable method(s) in which they have demonstrated ability to operate the necessary NDT equipment, and record and analyze the resultant information. Additional practical exams will be administered by Newport News. Inspectors shall have passed a visual acuity exam using Jaeger 1 letters at distance of not less than 12 inches within the last year. Additional vision exams will be administered by Newport News. Inspectors shall have a minimum of 4 years documented current (performed inspections in the applicable method(s) within the past 9 months) continuous experience as a certified inspector in the applicable inspection method(s). Supplier will provide current certification documentation containing training and experience records, results of all current examinations, and a record of vision tests. These records shall be available for the current and preceding 3-year certification period. PT (II) inspectors must be Safety Harness and Respirator qualified. Inspectors must be familiar with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry. MT (II) All inspectors shall have documented qualification/certification to the Level II requirements for ASNT's SNT-TC-1A, 2001 Edition or later. Inspectors shall have passed written general theory and procedure specific examinations for the applicable method(s). General examinations cover basic test principles relative to the applicable method. Specific examinations cover the equipment, operating procedures and test techniques that candidates may encounter in their specific assignment. Specific examination also covers the specifications, codes and acceptance criteria used in the applicable NDT procedures. NDT Level II: All Methods -- Additional general and specific exams will be administered by Newport News Inspectors shall have passed practical examinations for the applicable method(s) in which they have demonstrated ability to operate the necessary NDT equipment, and record and analyze the resultant information. Additional practical exams will be administered by Newport News. Inspectors shall have passed a visual acuity exam using Jaeger 1 letters at distance of not less than 12 inches within the last year. Additional vision exams will be administered by Newport News. Inspectors shall have a minimum of 4 years documented current (performed inspections in the applicable method(s) within the past 9 months) continuous experience as a certified inspector in the applicable inspection method(s).

Category: Non Destructive Technician

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NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

The main function of a Non-Destructive Testing Technician is to test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment. An NDT would use visual, penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, x-ray, eddy current testing, or other non-destructive methods to inspect a structure or part (for instance, a sample weld) to ensure it meets specific standards or specifications. These tests are performed without damaging the structure or part, and are done to ensure that the tested area contains no defects that would prevent the sample weld, structure or part from performing as expected or failing outright.

Tools used to perform these tests include oscilloscopes, radiation detectors, remote reading thermometers, voltage meters, and x-ray or radiography equipment. A career in Non-Destructive Testing would require knowledge of the practical application of engineering, science, and technology, and may require previous experience with analytical, scientific, and computer aided design software.
Education
Most Non-Destructive Technician careers require a high school diploma, as well as training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree.
Qualifications
Non-Destructive Testing careers typically require the ability to:
- Obtain (and/or re-certify) a visual, penetrant, and magnetic particle testing certification
- Obtain security clearance and military contractor badge
- Pass a drug test
- Be reliable and punctual

Previous experience, particularly with necessary career-related tools and software, is often required.