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Career Discussions
Ashok Raj. B
Ashok Raj. B
03:51 Dec-25-2009
career in NDT, AWS-CWI

I 'm Ashok Raj from India. I am a fresh B.E Mechanical Engineer of 2009 batch
and done a short course on design related software(CAD/CAM/CAE). I 'm
getting to know about the wide scope of career in NDT. I would like to
know which of the NDT methods have a wide scope, the places/institutes
where i can peruse these courses in India. I am told that AWS-CWI is
also a related Certification with NDT. Can i be able to peruse this
Certification also along with NDT and the Institutions offering this
courses in India. Are these courses be done on part time basis or need
full time and the approx. duration. Your guidance would enable me to
take a valuable/timely decision to start my career. Hope you help me
out with your detailed and early response.

    
 
 
Prakash Krishna
Engineering
India, Joined Jan 2008, 5

Prakash Krishna

Engineering
India,
Joined Jan 2008
5
05:04 Dec-26-2009
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Ashok Raj. B at 03:51 Dec-25-2009 (Opening).

Try to choose a line, upto me NDT is sea. We learn only small portion in India. From aircrapt to railway lines they do NDT. Now a days even DIPLOMA, ITI, MBA,BSC,MA,BA,10 & 12th class students do NDT Level II , later they do AWS-CWI. Try to go in the Engg core line. Think ahead - now a days too many pupil are there in this field. You have to think ahead. This ASNT Level II and CWI will not the end. Keep going in other Dept. Really dont waste ur degree. If u really need to start go for MS in Ndt or Materrial Science or M.Tech Welding Tech. Even my frnd is working in NDT field. BUt he is working in ISRO. Plz take note. Its doesnt mean if u study NDT Lev II with CWI. You can reach the top. Go for the better ride.

Prakash Krishna
QA Engineer,
2007, Anna Univ Passout,
KSA

    
 
 
Sharath Satheesh
Sharath Satheesh
07:03 Jan-09-2010
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Prakash Krishna at 05:04 Dec-26-2009 .

Hi, my name is Sharath. I am electronics & Communication engineering student, presently in my 3rd year. I would like to know more about career oppotunities in NDT. Is it foolish to think about going for NDT after btech in electronics??? please guide me.

    
 
 
S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S.V.Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
05:46 Jan-10-2010
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Sharath Satheesh at 07:03 Jan-09-2010 .

Dear Sharat,

Sai Ram. That is rather odd thinking! Since you have studied enough physics, you can in theory do well in NDT field but you would be at a disadvantage compared to mechanical engineers, metallurgists etc.

If you are still interested, why not get into the NDT instrumentation sector where you can design, make, maintain or sell them?

With best wishes

Swamy

    
 
 
Dr. Ahmed Yamani
Dr. Ahmed Yamani
13:46 Jan-11-2010
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Sharath Satheesh at 07:03 Jan-09-2010 .

Hello Mr. Sharath,

With all the respect for Mr. Swamy, I think that with the exploding IT ( electronic) revolution that we are living in now, an electronic engineer is more suitable for NDT than his counterpart mechanical metalurgist engineer nowaday. The instrumentation coupled with with microprocessor/computer controlled equipement that we are witnessing now in AUT, PA, ET,... imply that digital signal/image processing, software/harware awareness are basic pre-requisite foir such career. Of course, an electronic engineer has to do extra work to understand the physics of matter. This is my personnel opinion only and I may be wrong. I think after few years we will no longer hear of x or Y engineer as every thing become multidisciplinary... good luck.

    
 
 
S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S.V.Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
16:55 Jan-11-2010
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Dr. Ahmed Yamani at 13:46 Jan-11-2010 .

Dear Dr. Yamani,

I was not trying to dissuade Sharat and in fact I briefly touched upon avenues in instrumentation side of the NDT equipmeht, which you have elaborated. An NDT practitioner is not required to go deep into the electronic aspects and similarly an electronic engineer will use very little of his knowledge in the field inspection of pipes, tubes, welds, heat exchangers, boilers, pressure vessels, aerospace parts, rail roads etc.

    
 
 
tj
tj
02:30 Jan-13-2010
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 16:55 Jan-11-2010 .

I agree with Swamy...... although electronic, digital, computed what have you is on the rise. Material properties, design and manufacture considerations will be higher priority for NDT tech. Until CPU's replace our brains/presence!

TJ

    
 
 
KARTHIK
KARTHIK
17:54 Mar-21-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to tj at 02:30 Jan-13-2010 .

Dear Sir,
Iam planning to do UT course in NDT... Iam basically an Instrumentation Engineer, aftr finishing this course i even have an job opportunity, pls guide me do i have bright feature in this NDT field being an Instrumentation Enggineer.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
19:03 Mar-21-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to KARTHIK at 17:54 Mar-21-2012 .

Dear Karthik,

If you got a job opportunity after the course, do consider doing the UT course. As I mentioned earlier, you would need to improve your knowledge of metallurgy, materials science, manufacturing technology etc. to make a successful career. Also consider doing courses in RT, AET (Acoustic Emission) and ET(Eddy Current Testing) in addition to UT. While working in the testing aspects, also try to improve the knowledge of instrument servicing, thus your usefulness to your employer would go up considerably. Future is bright if you work for it and equip yourself suitably. If required, I can guide you / coach you in metallurgy, materials science and manufacturing technology (recently I was involved in one such project where a small batch of graduate engineer trainees, most of them from electrical, electronics and communication and instrumentation branches were given about 25 hours of instruction in these areas).

Best wishes.

Swamy
Hyderabad

    
 
 
Vijay
Vijay
13:31 Dec-03-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 19:03 Mar-21-2012 .

Hi My Name is Vijay , and i did my engineering in Electronics and Communciations, Am i eligible for doing NDT course. and how about the job offers for BE (ECE) with Ndt course. Can u pls give me the some training centers where i can do training and getting more info about the field and course.Pls suggest me .

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
12:29 Dec-06-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Vijay at 13:31 Dec-03-2012 .

dear Vijay,
As far as eligibility is concerned, even a 10th class pass is enough. Engineers need lesser number of months of experience compared to diploma holders and 10th class candidates.

As regards career prospects, discuss with the training institutes / placement agencies.

ISNT conducts training classes and certification exams at many centers in the country. There are of course many others in the private sector too.

swamy

    
 
 
xyoung
xyoung
14:34 Dec-10-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:29 Dec-06-2012 .

many thanks swammy for all your explanation
I am ECE by course studied and currently work in an NDT company specializing in Ultrasonic testing ie hull gauging
i love UT and MT because that is the area related to my course of study but my problem is that i feel i am not being utilized effectively..i do more of routine and non brain tasking jobs suck as thickness gauging using cygnus 4machine
Can you please suggest challenging areas of Ultrasonic testing and Magnetic particle testing so i can improve on my careers
thanks swam

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
02:07 Dec-11-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to xyoung at 14:34 Dec-10-2012 .

Dear Xyoung,

Thanks for the kind words. You have two options - change your job either within the same company or outside is the first option. Second option is to learn to love your present job! After all it is giving you your bread, butter or whatever that you eat to live....

Most of the regular NDT jobs are routine and thus become boring after some time. That is life. The only way to keep your brain engaged is to read and appreciate what others are doing in the field and utilize the knowledge when an occasion comes up.

    
 
 
Nithiyanandan
Nithiyanandan
10:13 Dec-11-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 02:07 Dec-11-2012 .

Dear Sir,
Am a electronics engineer and I would like to change my career in to NDT.Last 7+ years i was in the Service industry as a Bio-medical Engineer, it was well and good.But am very much inters-ted in industry side, that's the reason am planing to do NDT.
Kindly suggest me.Nithiyanandan +91 8870683394

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
20:59 Dec-12-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Nithiyanandan at 10:13 Dec-11-2012 .

Dear Nithiyanandan,

What is the real reason for you to think of shifting from a field to another after 7 years? What exactly are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your aspirations? What do you really want to do? What are your dreams?

Try to go a little deeper within and try to answer / explore these questions.

Best wishes.

Swamy

    
 
 
nithiyanandan
nithiyanandan
19:46 Dec-20-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 20:59 Dec-12-2012 .

Dear Sir,
Sorry about the delayed reply.

Basically its a customer support job,and the growth rate is very slow.out of 10 engineers 1 will be getting a higher position.I frustated because of the work culture,thats the big reson i would like to change my carrier in to NDT .Kindly suggest and guide me to set my future in NDT industry.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
23:18 Dec-20-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to nithiyanandan at 19:46 Dec-20-2012 .

The problems that you mentioned are common to many fields including NDT. Many careers / jobs are like a pyramid. Whether 1 out of 10 is selected or 9 out of 10 are selected, it is of no use to you unless you are selected.

You will be competing with engineers much younger to you and all your experience / seniority in the existing field will count for nothing. I think you will look back and feel sorry for the decision (sorry for being so negative).

Unless you have a passion for NDT and also decide to be self employed (your own boss), I would not advise you to switch. Best wishes.

    
 
 
Gerald R. Reams
Engineering,
Industry, USA, Joined Aug 2012, 180

Gerald R. Reams

Engineering,
Industry,
USA,
Joined Aug 2012
180
14:00 Dec-21-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 23:18 Dec-20-2012 .

I have spent 33 years, and counting, in the field of Nondestructive Testing. I absolutely love my chosen profession. I am a lifetime learner and the breadth and scope of Nondestructive Testing is so large that I do not believe anyone can learn everything about it and be up-to-date on the latest innovations and research.

I wish I had a background in electrical engineering. There is a great deal of research, enhancements, and new technologies being introduced and discussed. It is increasingly getting harder to keep up with developments.

For me personally, if I had an electrical engineering background with my current level of experience in Nondestructive Testing, I would be part of the R&D. That is where all the wonderful toys and discoveries are.

Gerald R. Reams
ASNT NDT Level III
ASQ-CQA, AWS-CWI

    
 
 
Adib Ali
Adib Ali
07:25 Dec-26-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:29 Dec-06-2012 .

respected sir.

I am Adib Ali, as u said 10th pass studend can do this course so mi elegible for NDT. i have completed my 1st year (mechanical eng.) in diploma and currenty in 2nd year. so can u help me by guiding me. so that will help me in future.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
12:37 Dec-26-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Adib Ali at 07:25 Dec-26-2012 .

Dear Adib Ali,

Thanks but my advice is that you complete the diploma and then think of getting some NDT practical experience before thinking of certification.

    
 
 
P Bharadwaj
P Bharadwaj
18:54 Dec-28-2012
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 19:03 Mar-21-2012 .

hello sir ,
is it advisable to do NDT level 2 side by side while doing M.Sc Physics ?

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
15:21 Jan-01-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to P Bharadwaj at 18:54 Dec-28-2012 .

I am against all certifications that involve needless expense unless you are fairly sure of getting a job after all that trouble. If you are studying M.Sc(Physics), ask yourself the next step - Ph.D? Job? If job, teaching or something else? A level 2 certification makes sense only if you are going to get a job in the NDT field.

Best wishes and a happy new year to you and all the friends in the forum.

Swamy

    
 
 
angel
Student
Amarillo College, USA, Joined Sep 2010, 6

angel

Student
Amarillo College,
USA,
Joined Sep 2010
6
03:10 Jan-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Adib Ali at 07:25 Dec-26-2012 .

R&D...? what is that mean?

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
13:05 Jan-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to angel at 03:10 Jan-02-2013 .

Dear Angel,

R&D means Research and Development.

    
 
 
Tarik Haif
NDT Inspector,
Engineering, United Kingdom, Joined Nov 2011, 21

Tarik Haif

NDT Inspector,
Engineering,
United Kingdom,
Joined Nov 2011
21
18:30 Jan-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 13:05 Jan-02-2013 .

Dear Swarmy,

Firstly Happy New Year.

I saw that you stated above that you were against paying for courses without being guaranteed a job, I am intending to book and pay for my PCN MPI Level 2 tomorrow, and will then save further too fund my UT Level 2 also, without the gurantee of work. However what other options are available too someone attempting to break into the NDT Industry, when jobs are unavailable to the non qualified?

Could you please give your opinion on this situation?

Kind Regards,

Tarik

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
20:38 Jan-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Tarik Haif at 18:30 Jan-02-2013 .

Dear Tarik,

Thanks for your new year wishes. I too wish you and all NDTians a very happy new year.

Coming to the question raised by you, I have given my personal perspective, which is not necessarily what is the best course of option for a given situation. May be if I share a little about myself, it becomes clear:

I passed my B.Sc(Special) with a decent 1st class way back in 1966. I applied for and got selected through a tough interview process for a Training Course in the Department of Atomic Energy (the ratio of selection was approximately 1 in 30 from among the eligible candidates, all of whom were first class graduates in science and engineering). I got a good stipend during the training program of 1 year.

I did not do as well as expected but was not too bad to be sent home during the training. I was selected and placed in a lower level post on the completion of my training. Still, it was a decent job compared to what I could have got in some other field.

I stayed with the Department till June 2008 (my retirement on attaining the age of 60). I improved my academic qualification while in service by passing AMIE (India) Section A and B examinations in Metallurgical Engineering - qualification recognized as equivalent to a degree in Engineering. That helped my career a little better in terms of getting me a few promotions.

I was sponsored for the ASNT Level III Examination in Basic, RT and UT in the year 2000 by my employer (who paid for all expenses including the refresher course and exam fee and my cost of travel outside my city etc.). I justified their confidence in me - passed the examination in my first attempt.

Thus I never paid for my training and my certification. Yes, I did incur some expense for my AMIE examination and one more professional qualification (MIQA Examination in Quality Assurance) but that was relatively small expense and I was already in service and knew that successful qualification as an engineer would help my career.

Thus my advice comes from my own personal perspective and may not be right for all. I know for example some graduate engineers who are paying substantial sums for their 1 year training and certification program for a career in Nuclear Engineering, but they do have a confirmed job offer letter in their hand and they do get a bank loan based on that letter and will be able to pay off the loan in about 3 to 5 years.

My advice to you is - follow your heart and my best wishes to you for a successful career.

    
 
 
Tarik
NDT Inspector,
Engineering, United Kingdom, Joined Nov 2011, 21

Tarik

NDT Inspector,
Engineering,
United Kingdom,
Joined Nov 2011
21
21:31 Jan-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 20:38 Jan-02-2013 .

Hi Swamy,

Thanks for the reply, and advice. You have had a very distinguished and successful career, and I in no way mean to sound in anyway disrespectful to your thoughts or views but your situation is very different to the one in which I believe we find ourselves in (although we all differ from one another).

Personally I studied a non engineering related degree, but have since seen myself attracted to NDT and engineering, and will hopefully continue learning and study to a higher level of education whilst working on a career in NDT. I realise this is not the most conventional of approaches, but due to a change in career path it is one that I find myself in.

And after having received a few positive possibilities recently that have not come to fruition due to a perceived lack of experience and qualification, I dont feel as though there is very much alternative to personally funding the training.

Thanks again for the response

Regards,

Tarik

    
 
 
Khukan
India, Joined Jan 2013, 1

Khukan

India,
Joined Jan 2013
1
13:34 Jan-03-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 20:38 Jan-02-2013 .

zoom image
Dear sir,
i have passed diploma in electronics and telecommunication engg. With 78% marks, In the last year. But yet i have not get any job. 2 days ago a trainning institute called me and told me about the course, ndt. But they charged around Rs40000 for 25 days trainning with 100% placement. So now i want to know about it. Whether it will be well suited for me. If so then what course i should take.
    
 
 
SABARISH
SABARISH
09:22 Feb-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 20:38 Jan-02-2013 .

i am final year aeronautical engg student. i like to go in NDT field am i eligible for that?

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
12:28 Feb-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to SABARISH at 09:22 Feb-02-2013 .

Dear Sabarish,

You are eligible like any other engineer to go into the field as a raw trainee and go through the Training and Certification process. It is definitely an option to be considered along with other choices.

Best wishes

Swamy

    
 
 
Srimanta
Student,
IIT Kharagpur, India, Joined Mar 2013, 1

Srimanta

Student,
IIT Kharagpur,
India,
Joined Mar 2013
1
21:37 Mar-11-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:28 Feb-02-2013 .

Respected Sir,
I am Srimanta and I have done M.Sc in Physics From University of Calcutta and now I am doing M.Tech in Solid State Technology from IIT Kharagpur and I am in my last semester.The purpose of doing M.Tech after M.Sc was to get a job. I am very much interested in the field of NDT.Please tell me whether it will be beneficial for me and will there be much scope for me in this field to have a good career.Also, I want to know that whether a degree in Welding will help a career in NDT.Your advice will help me a lot in my future.So, please advice me..

Regards,
Srimanta

    
 
 
Nigel Armstrong
Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2000, 1096

Nigel Armstrong

Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2000
1096
21:48 Mar-11-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Srimanta at 21:37 Mar-11-2013 .

It seems a waste of educational resouces that people with degrees, masters and even Ph.D.'s will be competing for jons with people with much less education - i wonder why such qualified personnel are even considering going back to apprentice school to take part in the highly competitive (and not nighly paid) world of NDT.

    
 
 
Gopi
Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer, India, Joined Jun 2012, 26

Gopi

Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer,
India,
Joined Jun 2012
26
06:45 Mar-12-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Ashok Raj. B at 03:51 Dec-25-2009 (Opening).

Hi, there is a course called M.tech in NDT in NIT, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, throughout South Aisa, this is the only college which M.Tech in NDT, being a student of it, i came to know the importance of NDT, students with Mechanical, Production and M.Sc Physics can apply to this course.....for further queries u can refer NIT, Trichy website.

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S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
09:39 Mar-12-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Gopi at 06:45 Mar-12-2013 .

Dear Gopi,

I hope the situation with respect to placements / career opportunities is better now compared to a few years ago, when the students were struggling to get suitable jobs.

There was a move to link the course with some certification programs too so that the students can get their level II certification in a few methods and improve their job prospects.

It will be good to get the correct position now from their students like you.

Swamy

    
 
 
PEARL
PEARL
04:51 Apr-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 09:39 Mar-12-2013 .

Dear swamy,
I am doing alloy steel business. For business purpose I am in need of UT scan device. Can u pls suggest
Me a good instrument available. Should I need to get any certification to use the instrument. Guide me.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
09:47 Apr-02-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to PEARL at 04:51 Apr-02-2013 .

Dear Gopi,

The type of instrument that you need depends on the application. There are many manufacturers. To use the instrument for your own purpose does not need any Certification but if you are trying to satisfy a customer you may need to engage a level 2. If you need more help in selecting the instrument etc. write to me separately.

Swamy

    
 
 
Arul
Arul
20:42 May-27-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 09:47 Apr-02-2013 .

Respected swamy sir

After NDT level II is there any possibility of higher studies in in engineering field ?
Like MS

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
03:01 May-28-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Arul at 20:42 May-27-2013 .

Dear Arul,

As of now, there is no approved connection between the level 2 or level 3 certification and academic degrees like BE or MS. If you are otherwise eligible for MS (have a 4 year degree in science or engineering) you can pursue MS in Engineering or Science with specialization in NDT. You can even go for a PhD. There are professionals with level 3 who are high school graduates and there are highly qualified (MS, PhD etc.) academics who will not be able to switch on a UT or X-ray machine let alone carry out a successful test...

NIIT Trichy was / is offering a M.Tech program in NDT and at least earlier they were also simultaneously arranging for the candidates to get certified to level 2 in a few methods so that they are better equipped to land a job in the field (I am talking of the situation a few years ago, I don't know what is the present status).

    
 
 
karthik
karthik
10:01 Jun-06-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 03:01 May-28-2013 .

dear swamy sir ,
i have completed my BE mechanical and ASNT - NDT- level 2 in (RT,UT,PT&MT) one month before , but still i din get any job . can you suggest me what can i study after this in the same NDT field which has better opportunity

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
12:06 Jun-06-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to karthik at 10:01 Jun-06-2013 .

Dear Karthik,

You were supposed to have a job offer / opportunity in hand before you took up the NDT Level II Certification. What happened to that offer?

I have no specific advice to you regarding improving your career prospects.

I hope you get some decent job soon.

Best wishes.

Swamy

    
 
 
SUBHRADEEP DAS
SUBHRADEEP DAS
21:52 Jun-24-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to SABARISH at 09:22 Feb-02-2013 .

sir i am a fresh graduate instrumentation engineer .i want to know future scope in field of ndt .sir i also want to know about its certification...for doing jobs in which society wil be better asnt or isnt. what disadvantage advantage asnt does have?

    
 
 
Michael lawrence
Michael lawrence
12:33 Jul-08-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:06 Jun-06-2013 .

I am BE (Mech) graduated and I am currently doing my ME.Welding technology, i dont have any relevent experince in ndt field.I am a fresher, What about the opportunity for me in ndt field? also i hold ASNT level 2 in RT,UT,MPT,PT,VT

    
 
 
somnath
somnath
07:59 Aug-04-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:06 Jun-06-2013 .

Dear Swamy sir,
I am BE mechanical fresher with first class. i want to choose the NDT field for my career. can you suggest me way how i will make my career.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
22:27 Aug-04-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to somnath at 07:59 Aug-04-2013 .

Dear Somnath,

If you have seen the whole thread of this particular topic, you know what advice you can get from me or other members of this forum.

Every field is good and every field is with its own risks. I have nothing more to add than what has already been discussed here earlier.

Best wishes.

    
 
 
sabarish chemp
sabarish chemp
06:30 Aug-05-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:28 Feb-02-2013 .

swamy sir,
I finished my B.E Aeronautical engg in first class with 80% 2013 batch. Pls suggest some best institute to learn NDT. I know there are lot of institute to train us..but what i realy need is knowledge more than job placement. Once i get a basic knowledge i can able to survive so pls suggest me where can i get a best experience. Is there any examination conduct by goverment for trainee? Pls modify my career path.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
15:18 Aug-05-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to sabarish chemp at 06:30 Aug-05-2013 .

Dear Sabarish,

I am really happy with your approach of putting knowledge first and job next. I would strongly recommend ISNT training courses, since to the best of my knowledge, they won't pass you unless you really do well in the exam.

There are many free sources for learning NDT. Write to me separately if you need more information and help.

Best wishes

Swamy
Hyderabad

    
 
 
gopi
Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer, India, Joined Jun 2012, 26

gopi

Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer,
India,
Joined Jun 2012
26
08:53 Sep-01-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 09:39 Mar-12-2013 .

sir, i heard that doing ndt jobs is like, either family life or job for money life, also for persons like us, i mean Indians and all with M.tech or B.tech qualification can we expect any jobs in Europe, US or Australia type countries, also at present i am working in a consultancy company (third party) which mainly works on pipelines and pressure vessels, can we get these type jobs over the specified countries, can u please help, Thank u

    
 
 
s v swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

s v swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
16:27 Sep-01-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to gopi at 08:53 Sep-01-2013 .

I have no idea and can't help you or other job seekers.

    
 
 
Ghanta Siva Rajesh
, QA/QC Technical Manager
ADNOC, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Joined Oct 2011, 28

Ghanta Siva Rajesh

, QA/QC Technical Manager
ADNOC,
United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Joined Oct 2011
28
09:27 Sep-08-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to gopi at 08:53 Sep-01-2013 .

Gopi

In response to your question regarding jobs in US, Europe, and Australia

Since these county’s having immigration policies
They are basically limited by having visas to work there rather than your qualifications or skills

You can get jobs in Australia or Canada by getting PR along with your technical expertise

European counties are quite limited to open for foreign talent, but Norway and Netherlands are opened compared to others

Other counties including Singapore, Malaysia etc. are also open for foreign talent

In fact Middle East countries are running their show mostly by foreign talent so there are plenty of chances and in fact these country’s needs to hire foreigners (NO choice)
So employer is offering visas, where as other developed countries offer jobs to mostly citizens and Permanent residents.

It is not that difficult as we think or heard in India, these countries are good except Saudi Arabia

All you need to do is get certificates, have a good CV apply as many as jobs possible

    
 
 
raj
raj
15:55 Sep-14-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Gopi at 06:45 Mar-12-2013 .

i've finished my b tech mechanical and now i am doin m tech ndt at nit trichy. What is the salary i can expect after placements?

    
 
 
Miss. Satyajita Joshi
Miss. Satyajita Joshi
06:23 Oct-03-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Ashok Raj. B at 03:51 Dec-25-2009 (Opening).

Respected Sir,

I m satyajita . I have done diploma & degree both. I have done NDT Level -II in PT,MT,RT,UT. I have worked for various field like from design,purchase,quality, fabrication. But now i want to know the prospect about my career because being female candidate m getting rejected though i have clear the interviews. I want to do AWS also but being the female candidate ,uncertain about the absorption in the industry. So kindly suggest me any industry in India or in abroad, so that i can work in my favorite field.

    
 
 
shaik shafi
shaik shafi
09:55 Oct-07-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 15:18 Aug-05-2013 .

respectyed sir,
this is shaik shafi,iam about to do a NDT level2 certification course and i have a job job oppurtunity as a quality assurance engineer....for that i have to undergo NDT programme....am i doing a right thing and what is the future scope for my position?

    
 
 
somnath
Engineering,
India, Joined Aug 2013, 2

somnath

Engineering,
India,
Joined Aug 2013
2
19:11 Oct-07-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to shaik shafi at 09:55 Oct-07-2013 .

contact me. if you want to do ndt courses.
somnath.andhale@rediffmail.com

    
 
 
Mubeer mkm
Engineering,
India, Joined Oct 2013, 2

Mubeer mkm

Engineering,
India,
Joined Oct 2013
2
12:46 Oct-17-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to s v swamy at 16:27 Sep-01-2013 .

Respected sir,

Warm greetings and would like to say that it's a noble thing that you are doing here, helping fellow professionals in their quest for a livelyhood.

I'm a graduate in Mechanial Engineering and have 2 years experience in the Piping Industry in O&G. I've been offered a job in a Welding Inspection firm and have been instructed to get a ASNT Level II certificate or CSWIP.

I need to know about the heirarchy of certification exams, namely ASNT Level II, III, CSWIP 3.1/3.2, AWS CWI and those sorts.
Am I required to attain ASNT Level II before I can try for CSWIP? And where does AWS CWI come in this picture.

I want to get a broad picture of this career path before I commit to this cause. I hope you can help me.

Thanks and Regards.

    
 
 
SYED
SYED
07:16 Nov-10-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 15:18 Aug-05-2013 .

Dear Swamy,

I am working as Mechanical engineer in UAE in reputed construction company for past 2 years,having completed my BE in mechanical...recently I heard that NDT has good future through my friend in Saudi Arabia. Especially,NDT LEVEL 3 has good value...can i directly join classes of NDT level 3 , without level 2 completion ,,,Is teh eligibility okay to join???pls advice me ....

THANKS
SYED

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
14:09 Nov-10-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to SYED at 07:16 Nov-10-2013 .

Replied to you separately. The short answer for your sake and for the sake of similarly placed people is NO - Not advisable....

Swamy

    
 
 
Akhil
Akhil
04:41 Nov-14-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Prakash Krishna at 05:04 Dec-26-2009 .

Hi Prakash,
I have completed my N.E in EEE and currently working in REC. But the job is some what office management level it won't cover the technical aspects. I think that by doing NDT i can shift my career to electrical NDT. What's your opinion.

    
 
 
Ankit Kanodia
Ankit Kanodia
08:53 Dec-06-2013
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Akhil at 04:41 Nov-14-2013 .

Hey,

Anyone looking for a job in NDT field may contact me on ankit.kanodia17@gmail.com.

I recently graduated as a Mechanical Engineer along with my brother who graduated as an ECE engineer. We have started a German based NDT company in India with manufacturing in Hyderabad, A.P. We are manufacturing the highest comparable quality in India and our products are all premium range. We are looking for people with experience in NDT field to join us as distributors/sales executives/ production team, etc.

Also, we have an aerosol filling facility which we our ready to use for job works of other aerosol companies which is also worth an opportunity for business development. Kindly contact me incase you are looking for specific opportunities as mentioned above with your CV/Resume.

Swamy Sir, we would love to contact you for your guidance in this field. Please drop me an email as to how I may contact you.

Wishing everyone, all the very best

Warm Regards,
Ankit Kanodia

    
 
 
Unnikrishnan
Engineering,
India, Joined Nov 2013, 1

Unnikrishnan

Engineering,
India,
Joined Nov 2013
1
17:21 Jan-03-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Ashok Raj. B at 03:51 Dec-25-2009 (Opening).

dear sir,
I had completed post diploma in Tool&Die making and from last 3.5years i am working in Quality engg deptt as an senior engg in a automobile company.I wish to change my field to offshore NDT QA/QC.i wish to study ASNT-NDT from navy mumbai.please guide me is there better future after NDT studying? just i am worrying on my future because nobody i knew they are in offshore feild..please reply

    
 
 
ronakshah
Other,
India, Joined Jan 2014, 2

ronakshah

Other,
India,
Joined Jan 2014
2
12:24 Jan-04-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 14:09 Nov-10-2013 .

Dear sir

My self is Ronak shah i had completed my BE in metallurgy and materials ,i have working experience in rolling mill in abroad,now i want some extra qualifications so my H.O.D consent me to do NDT level 2,But i don't know which standers should be good for further like either i should go for EN 473 or SNT-TC-1A,
or can you recommend me some welding courses which can i completed as per myy experience background?

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
14:57 Jan-04-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to ronakshah at 12:24 Jan-04-2014 .

Dear Ronak Shah,

Are you now in a teaching position? In any case, I would suggest that you mail me separately - svswamy@gmail.com - I need to know more about you before I can offer you any advice.

Regards

Swamy

    
 
 
santosh daund
santosh daund
20:50 Jan-12-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 14:57 Jan-04-2014 .

carrier in NDT.
sir i m santosh from india,i m fresh B.tech metallurgy and materials science Graduate of 2013 batch. what should i do to start a carrier in ndt ??
n how should i proceed with the courses ??
means which courses i should do first n later ?

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
23:22 Jan-12-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to santosh daund at 20:50 Jan-12-2014 .

Dear Santosh,

Where are you now? In which city? If you mail me that information, I may be able to suggest some specific advice, that may help you. Alternatively, if you are willing to do courses in Hyderabad, I will have some suggestions. Pl. note that I am not connected with any of the institutes in a commercial capacity.

Best wishes

Swamy

    
 
 
faiz makhdoomi
faiz makhdoomi
15:10 Feb-05-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Gerald R. Reams at 14:00 Dec-21-2012 .

Respected sir,
I have completed my engineering in electrical engineering and want to do the NDT certification course. Is it useful for me as a electrical engineer and what is it future prospects???

    
 
 
Raj
Raj
16:52 Feb-09-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Ashok Raj. B at 03:51 Dec-25-2009 (Opening).

Dear Sir,

I m belonging B.E.Mechanical Student & having 2yrs Exp in Quality Inspector. Now I am willing to lead my career in Testing or Welding field. I am eager to do NDT or CSWIP course. Kindly guide me whether which course i want to do , to get valuable placement. also Good training institute & fee etc.. Kindly suggest me, to improve my career.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
22:14 Feb-09-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to faiz makhdoomi at 15:10 Feb-05-2014 .

Dear Faiz,

There is no reason why an electrical engineer can't do well in NDT, considering that 10th class pass is the minimum qualification prescribed for an entry into the certification process. However, my question is why not try in the electrical engineering field, for which you have spent 4 years after intermediate (10+2) and your parents have spent substantial money?

Best wishes.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
22:18 Feb-09-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Raj at 16:52 Feb-09-2014 .

In my own case, my career encompassed all the areas of quality - testing, both destructive and non-destructive, shop floor inspection, documentation, SQC etc. - I did not choose my career but took it as it comes. I asked for a change in my job content only once in my career and though I don't regret it, it did not work out as expected. So, may be I am not the right guy to advise you.

Best wishes.

    
 
 
yash rana
yash rana
10:04 Apr-23-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 22:18 Feb-09-2014 .

respected sir,
i want to state that i am in pursuing mechanical engg. currently i am in 4th sem and i we are having a six week training. i want to do the ASNT Level 2 UT course from JIECO ndt and welding institute. i request you to guide me whether i am doing right or not and also guide about the status of this institute

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
18:10 Apr-23-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to yash rana at 10:04 Apr-23-2014 .

I have no idea of that institute. So, I can't advise you.

Doing any such course is meaningful only if you have no other avenues and want to make NDT your career. Also, if I were in your place, I would choose such an institute that woud get me a job, before I spend money...

Best wishes

Swamy

    
 
 
Yash rana
Yash rana
21:14 May-07-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 18:10 Apr-23-2014 .

respected sir,
a heartiest thanks for your suggestion sir . i want to make ndt my career because i think that this field has a very large scope with lucrative salary packages ,though i have other avenues like going in production and design fields, regarding placement sir i want to state that i will be pursuing this course of UT level 2 as my six week training i just need a experience, knowledge and a certificate of six week training.So for me as per now placement does not matter ,but i want to know that after b.tech would this course be beneficial for providing placement?

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
04:25 May-08-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Yash rana at 21:14 May-07-2014 .

If I were an employer, I would not give too much value for your Certificate in NDT, knowing that you have no practical experience. If I am going to recruit you as a trainee, I would look more at your academic qualification (B.Tech scores) and your general aptitude, communication skills etc.

I could be wrong because I am old-fashioned and could be out of touch with the present job scenario.

In my view, such certification will make sense only in two situations - either you are already employed in the field with the needed experience, in which case the certificate is a certification of your competence, or the second scenario of you being a fresher and are being groomed for a career in NDT and the certificate certifies your theoretical knowledge and minimal practical skills so that you could be taken on as a trainee.

The certificate issued by a training institute that has the faculty and the examiner as one or the certificate issued by a training institute that has near 100 percent pass will be viewed with scepticism -again my own personal, biased view, and probably out of sync with the present day ground realities, esp. in India.

Best wishes.

Swamy
Hyderabad, India

    
 
 
sooraj
sooraj
16:39 May-08-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 04:25 May-08-2014 .

sir my name is sooraj , i have completed 3 year diploma (mechanical)
I would like to know more about career oppotunities in NDT in future.

    
 
 
John Brunk
Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time, USA, Joined Oct 1999, 159

John Brunk

Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time,
USA,
Joined Oct 1999
159
02:42 May-09-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Yash rana at 21:14 May-07-2014 .

Every geographic region is different, but in the central USA I am still working multiple part-time jobs in NDT because of the extreme shortage of well-qualified people in the field. I am trying to train my replacements and make it clear to my employers that at age 73 I am not a long-term solution. In this country too many people want to work in air-conditioned offices and stay clean and neat all day. As far as combining electrical engineering with NDT it does not seem to be an ideal fit, but could be useful in some types of NDT jobs. I started work as a metallurgical engineer, and experience with welding, forging, casting and the associated problems has fit very well with NDT. But I have had co-workers whose electrical engineering background was very helpful in specifying and maintaining ultrasonic scanning systems, x-ray CT systems and such, so I could have fun with them. It is really the fun part that keeps me working.

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
06:49 May-09-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to sooraj at 16:39 May-08-2014 .

Sooraj,

A diploma engineer is preferred for many NDT jobs at the supervisor level (and can be promoted to engineer level after a few years of experience). So, if you are interested in this field, go ahead and best of luck. Try to improve your metallurgical / materials science knowledge and try to gain a higher academic qualification like AMIE or AMIIM (Indian Institute of Metals).

Best wishes

Swamy

    
 
 
vivek
vivek
19:34 May-09-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 06:49 May-09-2014 .

sir my name is vivek im from kerala .my qualification is plus two (science) . i want to join ndt courses is there any problem to study ndt course for a plus two student. if i complete ndt course can i get a good jobs in ndt field @gulf. sir pls give me your valuable advices .
i waiting for u r replys

    
 
 
Ghanta Siva rajesh
, QA/QC Technical Manager
ADNOC, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Joined Oct 2011, 28

Ghanta Siva rajesh

, QA/QC Technical Manager
ADNOC,
United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Joined Oct 2011
28
03:00 May-11-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to John Brunk at 02:42 May-09-2014 .

Dear John Brunk

Firstly thanks for your inputs which give me a hope to migrate to USA
I am NDT Level III, and API 510, 570, 653 with AWS CWI and CSWIP 3.1

There are chances which came in to my way to migrate to USA, but I thought there are many people with same kind of qualifications so, i decided not to go. But after reading your post, i got little hope again. So can you please tell me is it good to move to UAS with the above qualification and 10 experience with MSC in mechanical engineering
Also advice me how much salary i can expect

    
 
 
Vignesh
Vignesh
15:23 May-11-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:29 Dec-06-2012 .

HI sir.I am vignesh from coimbatore.i have completed B.E MECH.Interested to do NDT courses.Can i knw the scope of NDT in India .I have a good CGPA in engineering. What about thr scope of NDT n business perspective sir

    
 
 
Rajareddy
Rajareddy
18:42 Oct-11-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:37 Dec-26-2012 .

Sir,I completed bsc .now i want to do Aws-CWI .I want to do job in Canada where my brother in law is doing job there.could I eligible for doing aws- cwi in india?

    
 
 
Ghanta Siva Rajesh
, QA/QC Technical Manager
ADNOC, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Joined Oct 2011, 28

Ghanta Siva Rajesh

, QA/QC Technical Manager
ADNOC,
United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Joined Oct 2011
28
16:41 Oct-16-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Rajareddy at 18:42 Oct-11-2014 .

yes Raja reddy

you can appear in India and it is valid internationally

    
 
 
soumiya
soumiya
16:19 Oct-26-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Ashok Raj. B at 03:51 Dec-25-2009 (Opening).

Hi Sir,
I am here for my brother. He completed 10th... He came to know about NDT course by his friend. is he eligible person to learn this course. If eligible please advise us which group will be useful for him. Thank you.

    
 
 
svswamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

svswamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
17:28 Oct-26-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to soumiya at 16:19 Oct-26-2014 .

Yes, he is eligible for ndt courses since the minimum qualification specified is a pass in 10th standard. I would recommend that he completes his intermediate course (12th standard) with maths, physics and chemistry. These subjects have direct relevance for ndt subject (especially physics).

    
 
 
R.prince
R.prince
08:22 Nov-06-2014
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 05:46 Jan-10-2010 .

Hi my name is R.Prince.
I completed my bsc.chemistry last year. I would like to do NDT course. Could I do make use of this course sir? Are only engineering students are eligible to do this?? after studying this can I get job in abroad??

    
 
 
naresh
naresh
09:39 Jan-07-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to soumiya at 16:19 Oct-26-2014 .

swamy sir, i am R.naresh i have completed (Electronics and comunication engineering) 2013 batch i was try to my field related job but i dnt got any job frm my field i would like to study NDT and get decent job sir? i planned this way i ill take this decision good or bad sir ? and how is finaly my carrier scope in my life sir reply soon me sir

    
 
 
svswamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

svswamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
09:44 Jan-07-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to naresh at 09:39 Jan-07-2015 .

Dear Naresh,

Getting a job in any field is not that easy now a days thanks to the oversupply of educated, qualified engineers who are sadly lacking in many soft skills. Different studies have put the figure of employable engineering graduates between 10 and 20 percent only.

Even if you do some courses in the NDT field and get the certifications (so easy) you may not get a good job in the absence of experience in the field and you need to start as a fresher only.

Sorry if I sound discouraging but I see many posts in many forums from youngsters like you searching for jobs....

I wish you best in whatever field you choose to try out your luck....

    
 
 
Sourabh
Sourabh
07:26 Jan-08-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to svswamy at 09:44 Jan-07-2015 .

Respected sir,
My name is sourabh as mentioned i have pursued graduation in b.tech production & industrial engg. 2013 passout, i am currently working as quality engg. & M.R in regulator and valve manufacturing industry.
sir i am willing to do NDT level II programme will it be beneficial please help me out, can it provide wider path for future.

regards
sourabh

    
 
 
svswamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

svswamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
09:46 Jan-08-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Sourabh at 07:26 Jan-08-2015 .

Dear Sourabh,

Whether NDT helps you in your present job depends on your job profile and of course your employer (whether they are willing to redeploy you into the right job with the right salary. Whether NDT helps you in your career or not depends on your interests and of course many factors outside your control. However, since production and industrial engineering is a close cousin of mechanical engineering, NDT will in general be a good fit....though now a days, I see people working in fields totally unrelated to their academic discipline....

So, discuss your interests and prospects with your own employer / colleagues and decide.

Best wishes.




    
 
 
md shaj
md shaj
16:31 Jan-27-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to svswamy at 09:46 Jan-08-2015 .

HI SIR, I am in my 4th year of graduation mechanical engineering. I have heard many about NDT jobs and careers in NDT. I would like to opt my career in NDT, so could you please suggest me kind of courses I needed to take as an begineer and also please mention them in detail please

    
 
 
gopi
Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer, India, Joined Jun 2012, 26

gopi

Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer,
India,
Joined Jun 2012
26
19:20 Jan-27-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to md shaj at 16:31 Jan-27-2015 .

These days, NDT has lost its value or u may say degraded because it lost its demand, the standard has degraded too. Salary has gone down drastically. There will be risk. The work areas will be a bit dangerous. There wont be any family life.

But here you can money only if u get the right company. Work wont be continuous i.e., will be in breaks.
and it is DEFINITELY not a white collar job. Ur stay wont be in a fixed place.

Earning Money will be good.

    
 
 
abhinav
abhinav
19:45 Feb-04-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to svswamy at 09:46 Jan-08-2015 .

Respected sir,
lam Abhinav from Hyderabad.I have completed B.tech with specialisation in eee(2014 pass out).I was jobless till now and recently came to know about ndt and also got a job too as assistant nde technician(trainee).sir I wanted to know how my future would be in this field.please give me your valuable suggestion.

    
 
 
shanmuga priyan
shanmuga priyan
18:03 Mar-10-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to svswamy at 09:46 Jan-08-2015 .

hi sir am mech engg 2013batch having 1 year exp in quality.now am planning to do ndt courses..which ndt course is demand?? am planning to go forgin so help me sir tel me valuable ndt course for my field

    
 
 
RAVI TEJA
RAVI TEJA
13:04 Mar-15-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 05:46 Jan-10-2010 .

Iam Ravi Teja. I got all India GATE rank 2572 in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. Can I pursue NDT in NIT TRICHY. Please help me.

    
 
 
Gopi
Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer, India, Joined Jun 2012, 26

Gopi

Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer,
India,
Joined Jun 2012
26
13:37 Mar-15-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to RAVI TEJA at 13:04 Mar-15-2015 .

Ravi Teja, This is Gopi, i have done M.tech in NDT........ i prefer you to go for some other branch rather NDT......... for details message me to gopich.mech@gmail.com

    
 
 
Suleman
Suleman
12:32 Mar-19-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 09:47 Apr-02-2013 .

Sir,
i completed my b.tech in computer science & engineering and i m persuing m.tech in same stream so i m not getting any way to choose any additional course and there any courses are there in NDT in my field please guide me to go for right path...thank you...

    
 
 
S V Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S V Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
05:26 Mar-27-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
10th standard passed is the minimum qualification for a career in NDT. So, go ahead. B.Com has no special significance except to probably improve your language communication skills.
    
 
 
Riz
Riz
23:27 Mar-31-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 05:26 Mar-27-2015 .

Dear Mr . Swami ,
Greetings!
I am presently a QA/QC manager in the heavy fabrication (pressure vessels , tanks et .) company.

I am a BE MECH WITH ASNT NDT LEVEL III and a total of 13 years exp.

NOW I want to switch over to NDT company as a COMPANY LEVEL III.

PLS. Advice whether this change will be good for me professionally or I must continue as a QA/QC manager.

Pls. Note with this switch over I will be benefited monetarily , but money is not everything so I request your expert opinion.
Thank you

    
 
 
koteswar
India, Joined May 2015, 1

koteswar

India,
Joined May 2015
1
17:29 May-24-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Riz at 23:27 Mar-31-2015 .

Dear sir,
I live in vizag.I completed my btech in mechanical engineering this year.I chose to have a career in ndt.I was suggested by my sir to initially do a course in ndt level II.So I contacted one of the institutes in chennai(ndt training institute).They have sent me a mail regarding complete information about the courses they offer.I would like to know if it is a good initial step to start with ndt level II certification course or else what course would be better?After completion of this course(ndt levelI),I was told that I may get a job as a technician doing shut down work.What is shut down work?
How long should I continue working as a technician or what other courses should I need to do to get a job of good pay.
Also you mentioned that ndt courses can be done even by a 10th class student. Will there be any advantage for us over them in terms of salary,career growth. .......

    
 
 
Clint Belarmino
Clint Belarmino
05:29 Jun-12-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 05:46 Jan-10-2010 .

Hi Good Day!

I am a fresh Mechanical Engineer, I would just wanna ask what NDT practices/methods can perfectly fit my course?

Your respond is very much appreciated.

    
 
 
Clint Belarmino
Clint Belarmino
05:30 Jun-12-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 05:46 Jan-10-2010 .

Hi Good Day!

I am a fresh Mechanical Engineer, I would just wanna ask what NDT practices/methods can perfectly fit my course?

Your respond is very much appreciated.

    
 
 
shankarm
shankarm
11:14 Jul-01-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 12:29 Dec-06-2012 .

Dear Sir,
As per your suggestions learning NDT may help to gain knowledge in field of testing etc.., current i am in coimbatore area. Can you please say is there a good NDT training institute available in Coimbatore Area. Or else i would move to some other area to pursue NDT course. As i am working in Coimbatore area.
kindly please guide me what shall i do further.
Regards,
M.Shankar

    
 
 
rajeswara reddy
rajeswara reddy
20:15 Aug-15-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 05:46 Jan-10-2010 .

dear sir
presently I am doing m.tech in NON DESTRUCTIVE TEDTING.what are the career opportunities available for me? and what I need to do to have a bright future?

    
 
 
Gopi
Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer, India, Joined Jun 2012, 26

Gopi

Engineering, NDT Engineer
seeking long & Short term job - Freelancer,
India,
Joined Jun 2012
26
10:02 Aug-16-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to rajeswara reddy at 20:15 Aug-15-2015 .

Its good to have M.Tech in Non Destructive Testing, but at the beginning we have to struggle a lot, try to apply for research oriented........

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naveen kumar M
naveen kumar M
17:56 Aug-19-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 05:26 Mar-27-2015 .

sir s v swamy ....i have completed my BE PRODUCTION ENGINEERING IN CHENNAI and i would like to do NDT short course ...can you please tell me whether NDT as good scope in getting good job........

    
 
 
naga praneeth
naga praneeth
14:17 Dec-01-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to ronakshah at 12:24 Jan-04-2014 .

i completed my b.tech in mechanical engineering in 2015. is NDT training helpful to me?

    
 
 
Umer Aftab
Umer Aftab
07:28 Dec-11-2015
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to naga praneeth at 14:17 Dec-01-2015 .

Dear All ,

Respected Sir but as an electronics engineer i firmly say that without NDT Certification electronics engineer wont do its instrumentation because first we have to know what is our target object then comes the principle , While in a pipe or rebar relocation ultra sonic techniques are used , so engineer should have to know first what is the main purpose of this testing . Cut to short i would recommend if any engineer working in any industry where NDT is required without any delay he should have apply in that because in filed of Electrical/Electronics we have lot of open challenges .... Good Luck Everyone

    
 
 
shrawan singh
shrawan singh
19:14 May-23-2016
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S V Swamy at 13:05 Jan-02-2013 .

dear samy sir,
my name is shrawan,i need ur help,sir, i am fresher mechanicall engineer,i want to ask you that which course should i choose in NDT,and what are its scope.sir i hope u understand my question...so plz guide me

    
 
 
Muhammad Ammar
Muhammad Ammar
21:16 May-04-2017
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 05:46 Jan-10-2010 .

Assalam O Alikum
Sir I am student of 3rd year metallurgical engineering and now I have to select my final year project.As I am interested in doing my FYP on NDT.So plz help me by providing few topics for fyp on ndt.
In my future I want to join aviation industry.
Thanks for yours time and consideration honourable members.

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adam
India, Joined Oct 2017, 1

adam

India,
Joined Oct 2017
1
10:57 Oct-13-2017
Re: career in NDT, AWS-CWI
In Reply to Ashok Raj. B at 03:51 Dec-25-2009 (Opening).

lot of job openings in AWS. http://www.traininginmarathahalli.in/amazon-web-services-training-in-bangalore/

    
 
 

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