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Ram
Engineering,
India, Joined Jul 2013, 2

Ram

Engineering,
India,
Joined Jul 2013
2
07:37 Jul-08-2013
Confused of a new start into NDT

sir,

I am Mechanical Engineer of 2013 pass out. Have decided to start my career towards NDT. I am interested in Inspection area too. But am a little bit scared after hearing few suggestions from the industry people. What they say is, "you have passed an engineer degree, then y to aim to this NDT, Its a technician level course, y can't u aim high..?"

I thought of becoming a Quality Engineer after a few years of experience after this course.

What all the differences will i have in this NDT career comparing with Diploma candidates...

Please post your idea's. It would be helpful for my career

 
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George Shields
NDT Inspector, NDT Level 3
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2012, 30

George Shields

NDT Inspector, NDT Level 3
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2012
30
09:40 Jul-08-2013
Re: Confused of a new start into NDT
In Reply to Ram at 07:37 Jul-08-2013 (Opening).

Hi Ram,

In my opinion, if you wanted to be a quality engineer you can do it without taking on the NDT Career. I mean it would take 7-10 years to be a really good NDT tech. Surely just develop a knowledge over time. The job im working on ATM has a few really good quality engineers and they have a limited amount of ndt knowledge. Just because you have maybe a few ndt qualification will not define you as a good QE.

But thats just me...

 
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Ram
Engineering,
India, Joined Jul 2013, 2

Ram

Engineering,
India,
Joined Jul 2013
2
11:00 Jul-08-2013
Re: Confused of a new start into NDT
In Reply to George Shields at 09:40 Jul-08-2013 .

Thanks Mr. George,
Is there any add-on courses for the quality engineers. so that i can differentiate myself among other engineers by having those courses.

 
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George Shields
NDT Inspector, NDT Level 3
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2012, 30

George Shields

NDT Inspector, NDT Level 3
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2012
30
12:39 Jul-08-2013
Re: Confused of a new start into NDT
In Reply to Ram at 11:00 Jul-08-2013 .

I know certain schools do NDT Appreciation Course. These give you detailed classes into NDT and other aspects of welding inspection. However i do not know additional info on such courses. Outwith NDT im not to sure. Im sure there will be other Engineers on this that can help.

Wish you all the best

 
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Thangathithan
NDT Inspector, API/ Plant inspector, Inspection Engineer, ASNT Level-3,Mechanical Integrity Team Lead
India, Joined May 2010, 7

Thangathithan

NDT Inspector, API/ Plant inspector, Inspection Engineer, ASNT Level-3,Mechanical Integrity Team Lead
India,
Joined May 2010
7
17:56 Jul-08-2013
Re: Confused of a new start into NDT
In Reply to George Shields at 09:40 Jul-08-2013 .

If you want to do post graduate in NDT, go for M.TECH IN NDT - National Institute of Technology,Trichirappali.

Best of luck

 
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jaimin
NDT Inspector, NDT LeveL-III @ UIC, KSA
Saudi Arabia, Joined Dec 2012, 100

jaimin

NDT Inspector, NDT LeveL-III @ UIC, KSA
Saudi Arabia,
Joined Dec 2012
100
15:26 Jul-13-2013
Re: Confused of a new start into NDT
In Reply to Thangathithan at 17:56 Jul-08-2013 .

all have their own view.

whats your view on ndt?

as it's not something that as engineer u cant do this or that as m also engineer but i like to work with my hand as technician,it helps me latter when i got job as ndt manager or level-3 then u guide your technician & solve problems!!

 
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BOUNATIRO
NDT Inspector, QAQC
Csc- exp, Algeria, Joined Sep 2011, 58

BOUNATIRO

NDT Inspector, QAQC
Csc- exp,
Algeria,
Joined Sep 2011
58
15:54 Jul-13-2013
Re: Confused of a new start into NDT
In Reply to jaimin at 15:26 Jul-13-2013 .

Hi

I'm QAQC engineer, i have approximatly 3years experience in the field, but when i was beginning my experience i was just a PT inspector working, on the inspection of welding structure, by the time i increase my skills in welding and other technique, so here i'm know engineer QAQC , i linked between my diploma of engineer and field of NDT,
there is one proverb says: practice makes perfect.

Good luck

 
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Thangathithan S.
NDT Inspector, API/ Plant inspector, Inspection Engineer, ASNT Level-3,Mechanical Integrity Team Lead
India, Joined May 2010, 7

Thangathithan S.

NDT Inspector, API/ Plant inspector, Inspection Engineer, ASNT Level-3,Mechanical Integrity Team Lead
India,
Joined May 2010
7
17:50 Jul-13-2013
Re: Confused of a new start into NDT
In Reply to jaimin at 15:26 Jul-13-2013 .

I would say NDT is a very good field for carrier growth. Better start with NDT tech for field work to get some practical experience simultaneously do some advanced courses such as TOFD & PAUT then NDT Levlel III to reach highest position but never stop learning new things. Knowledge is powerful.

Best of luck

 
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