Manufacturing and Automation

Non-Destructive Tester

Non-Destructive Testers conduct specialized tests on critically important objects to identify potential mechanical and structural flaws which could cause safety hazards.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Motor coordination
  • Oral and written communication
  • Keeping up-to-date with changing technology
  • Precision and analysis of data

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Indoors and outdoors
  • Frequent overtime to complete testing 
  • Travel may be required
  • Risk of injury

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Non-Destructive Tester
  • Supervisor
  • Research and Development
  • Business Owner

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Structures Technician
  • Materials Engineering Technologist
  • Welder

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Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Non-Destructive Testing Foundations


Average salary (Alberta)*


Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Non-Destructive Testing Foundations

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