Job description Non-destructive Inspection Tester near Edmonton (AB)

Find out what work is like for a non-destructive inspection tester in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians (NOC 22230).

Non-destructive testers and inspectors


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. They are employed by quality control, maintenance and safety departments of manufacturing, processing, transportation, energy and other companies and by private industrial inspection establishments.

Job 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.

Job titles

  • 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

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