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Career Pathways

NDT Assistant

Summary: An NDT Assistant’s main function is to learn all aspects of inspection services from a Technician. They perform equipment set-up and calibrations and make evaluations.

Education and experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Technical education classes
  • Familiarity of nondestructive testing methods basics
  • Knowledge of nondestructive testing equipment


  • Assist with nondestructive testing equipment set-up.
  • Assist in calibrating nondestructive testing equipment.
  • Assist in applying testing criteria in accordance with procedures and standards
  • Assist in preforming other job-related tasks as assigned by certified inspector/technician.


  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to perform in both inside and outside environmental conditions