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Anybody do NDT?

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Post by Killadocg23 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:35 pm

Hi gents,

I have my degree in Aviation Maintenance(Dont have my A&P yet) and was looking at NDT to compliment that. Just curious if anybody here does NDT. To get an associates degree would just be another year to complete. IF so, do you like it? IS there a good job market for it?


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Post by boxermoose » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:19 pm

I got my son into it after high school and he’s made a go of it working first in NDT and then getting his API certs. Works for an embedded crew in one of the refinery’s

He’s 27, with overtime he makes close to $100k a year and loves it. Took 4 years experience to get to this rate

The local college San Jac has a good program


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Post by mrvmax » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:49 am

boxermoose wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:19 pm
I got my son into it after high school and he’s made a go of it working first in NDT and then getting his API certs. Works for an embedded crew in one of the refinery’s

He’s 27, with overtime he makes close to $100k a year and loves it. Took 4 years experience to get to this rate

The local college San Jac has a good program
Get all the API certs you can and be an inspector. It’s a great technical field and it pays well, the more certs and experience the greater the pay. I’ve been in chemical plants for 24 years now and if I started over again I’d go that route. It doesn’t hurt to have welding experience either but it’s not necessary.


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Re: Anybody do NDT?

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Post by Killadocg23 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:11 am

mrvmax wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:49 am
[quote=boxermoose post_id=<a href="tel:1239476">1239476</a> time=<a href="tel:1550452773">1550452773</a> user_id=14285]
I got my son into it after high school and he’s made a go of it working first in NDT and then getting his API certs. Works for an embedded crew in one of the refinery’s

He’s 27, with overtime he makes close to $100k a year and loves it. Took 4 years experience to get to this rate

The local college San Jac has a good program
Get all the API certs you can and be an inspector. It’s a great technical field and it pays well, the more certs and experience the greater the pay. I’ve been in chemical plants for 24 years now and if I started over again I’d go that route. It doesn’t hurt to have welding experience either but it’s not necessary.
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Sorry for the late reply gentlemen, I don’t know how I missed this. I really appreciate the responses. I am In corpus now but moving back to houston pretty soon and wanted to do some NDT classes.

What plant are you working at for those 24 years?


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Re: Anybody do NDT?

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Post by Killadocg23 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:12 am

Sorry for the late reply gentlemen, I don’t know how I missed this. I really appreciate the responses. I am In corpus now but moving back to houston pretty soon and wanted to do some NDT classes.

What plant are you working at for those 24 years?

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Post by WildBill » Sun May 12, 2019 10:55 am

mrvmax wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:49 am
boxermoose wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:19 pm
I got my son into it after high school and he’s made a go of it working first in NDT and then getting his API certs. Works for an embedded crew in one of the refinery’s

He’s 27, with overtime he makes close to $100k a year and loves it. Took 4 years experience to get to this rate

The local college San Jac has a good program
Get all the API certs you can and be an inspector. It’s a great technical field and it pays well, the more certs and experience the greater the pay. I’ve been in chemical plants for 24 years now and if I started over again I’d go that route. It doesn’t hurt to have welding experience either but it’s not necessary.
:iagree: I was suggesting the same welding + NDT to a student just last week.
My older brother did this for NASA for close to 40 years.
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Post by mrvmax » Sun May 12, 2019 5:01 pm

FYI I worked for Dow for 5 years and Celanese the rest.


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Post by Killadocg23 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:51 am

mrvmax wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:01 pm
FYI I worked for Dow for 5 years and Celanese the rest.
Do you mind if I send you a PM?


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Post by mrvmax » Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 am

Killadocg23 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:51 am
mrvmax wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:01 pm
FYI I worked for Dow for 5 years and Celanese the rest.
Do you mind if I send you a PM?
Feel free

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