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hakeem
Nigeria, Joined Sep 2011, 10

hakeem

Nigeria,
Joined Sep 2011
10
20:43 Apr-10-2013
where can one get the best experience and which should come first

Hi all. Please i need opinions on these:

is it true that one can get the best ndt experience is through the militarye.g. US/Canadian/UK or through ndt companies. where the do you acquire the most ndt knowledge and experience.

if through the military e.g. US military, is it the army, navy, airforce, marines

if one has an offer with an ndt company that uses most of the testing methods and an offer to do ndt with the military, where will one get the best experience and learn most

which should come first; do ndt in the military and then work with ndt company or work with ndt company and then do ndt in the military

    
 
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WiJay C. Heinemann
WiJay C. Heinemann
21:07 Apr-10-2013
Re: where can one get the best experience and which should come first
In Reply to hakeem at 20:43 Apr-10-2013 (Opening).

Yes... Experience is experience in regards to obtaining qualification for certification however the level of competence you will acquire seems to be what you’re after. I did not go into the military, instead lucked out and started working with a company who had very good level II technicians. From this I feel I learned the practical application of NDE and how to use what assets I had available to solve any configuration, material difference, or lack of access issues I would come across. HOWEVER what I did not get was the exposure to the “theory” or the “technical knowledge” that many of the people who I now work with did receive while working NDE in the military. (Air Force seems to put out guys who are the most versatile and knowledgeable in NDE-MT, PT, UT, ET, RT. While the Navy Nuclear Program guys seem to have the best QC visual training.) I have moved into QC exercising more visual type inspections where the knowledge obtained in military type training would have helped ALOT. So you have to ask yourself what your long term goal is. If you want to move into a QC type position the military may be your best option or if you choose to become a NDE Guru you can’t beat time in the field, I would suggest looking for a company who uses multiple NDE disciplines and who will send their technicians to multiple job sites using different codes that way you are exposed to as much as possible.

    
 
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dan
Philippines, Joined Apr 2013, 2

dan

Philippines,
Joined Apr 2013
2
08:45 Apr-13-2013
Re: where can one get the best experience and which should come first
In Reply to hakeem at 20:43 Apr-10-2013 (Opening).

I would suggest that you start in a NDT services..where you can get the best of experience you really need..they will send you to a different projects and you have a chance to learn a lot of codes and standards in ndt.,

    
 
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