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Non-destructive testers work indoors in laboratories and aircraft hangars. They also work outdoors in shipyards and in the field.
Average Military Salary
Non-destructive testers find the smallest imperfections and take necessary corrective measures to keep the Military's equipment working safely. They utilize everything from x-rays to ultrasound to perform the job.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Non-destructive testers in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:
- Methods for inspecting parts and welds
- Operation of X-ray and film processing equipment
- Operation of ultrasonic test equipment
- Preparation of test reports
- Interest in machines and how they work
- Thoroughness and dependability
- Interest in operating test equipment
Related Civilian Careers
- Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers
- Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
- Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians