Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a type of testing used to evaluate the properties of a material, component, or system without causing damage. It is used in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and construction.
NDT methods include visual inspection, ultrasonic testing, radiography, eddy current testing, and magnetic particle testing. These methods are used to detect defects such as cracks, corrosion, and other flaws that can affect the safety and performance of components or systems.
NDT jobs range from entry-level positions to highly skilled, market-leading roles. Entry-level positions may involve carrying out basic NDT inspections using simple tools and techniques, while more advanced roles may require specialised training and certification in order to carry out NDT tests using sophisticated equipment.
Common job titles include NDT technician, quality control inspector, non-destructive testing engineer, and radiographer.