Career Pathways

NDT Assistant


An NDT assistant’s main function is to learn all aspects of inspection services from a technician. They perform equipment setup and calibrations and make evaluations.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Technical education classes
  • Familiarity of nondestructive testing method basics
  • Knowledge of nondestructive testing equipment


  • Assist with nondestructive testing equipment setup.
  • Assist in calibrating nondestructive testing equipment.
  • Assist in applying testing criteria in accordance with procedures and standards
  • Assist in preforming other job-related tasks as assigned by certified inspector/technician.


  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds (34 kg)
  • Ability to perform in both inside and outside environmental conditions