Reference Quantity: ST0288

Particulars of ordinary

1. Occupation

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is an engineering science-based occupation that requires competent Engineering Technicians to examine supplies, welds, parts and plant to confirm their integrity with out rendering them unfit for additional service. The position entails technical supervisory accountability of NDT Operators and different junior employees inside the organisation.

2. Occupational Profile

NDT makes use of numerous strategies, similar to ultrasonics, radiography and infrared thermography, to detect cracks and different imperfections in manufactured parts, together with these which have been in service for a time period. The outcomes of inspections are taken at face worth and, subsequently, specialists depend on NDT accuracy when deciding whether or not  to  function,  restore  or  exchange  a  part.  The  significance  of  the  position  of  the  NDT  Engineering Technician can not, subsequently, be overstated. The NDT Technician will have the ability to work in particular industries, similar to aerospace, motorsport, energy era and distribution, manufacturing, railways, oil & gasoline (on- and offshore), marine and development. Actual-life examples might embrace inspecting airframes and engines, Formulation 1 gearboxes and nuclear reactors or different safety-critical parts. The NDT Engineering Technician will oversee, validate and audit by re-inspection the work of NDT Operators, and handle tasks and particular areas of labor. The NDT Technician will maintain three NDT certificates (mapped to engineering registration on the EngTech degree). The NDT Engineering Technician can have transferable abilities that may embrace a broad information of engineering rules and manufacturing processes.

Typical job titles:

Testing Engineer and Check Technician 

3. Data, Abilities and Behaviour gained by means of the Apprenticeship

3.1  Data and understanding of:

  1. Supervisory methods, similar to, main and motivating, efficiency analysis, mentoring junior employees, organising, planning, delegating and fixing routine every day issues
  2. Related arithmetic, together with numerical and information evaluation, that’s essential to assist the appliance of technical and sensible abilities
  3. Three NDT strategies, together with a fancy methodology, similar to ultrasonics, eddy present, radiography or infrared thermography, with the accountability of making use of a number of scientific rules to determine flaws obscured by structural or volumetric options that aren’t essentially seen on the floor.
  4. Formulation-based engineering and the scientific rules underpinning related present applied sciences
  5. The right way to use supplies, tools, instruments, processes and merchandise referring to NDT
  6. Preparation of NDT Procedures, Method Sheets and Work Directions to be used by NDT Operators
  7. The right way to use and apply info from technical literature, codes of follow and {industry} requirements
  8. The restrictions of ordinary assessments and measurements related to their subject of exercise
  9. Trade-specific product expertise, together with materials sorts, defect sorts, defect mechanisms, progress charges, industry-specific NDT functions and R&D alternatives
  10. The right way to use the outcomes of engineering NDT evaluation for the aim of growing options to well-defined engineering downside
  11. The necessity to collect contextual info previous to the inspection required for the evaluation of defects towards acceptance/rejection standards
  12. Well being & security and company-specific necessities, permits to work, inductions, threat assessments, security passport, working at heights and in confined areas, chemical dealing with, radiation security, restricted zones (gasoline, nuclear and web site radiography) and different necessities
  13. Venture administration processes and key factors
  14. The implications of failure and the danger to life and the setting.

3.2 Abilities and sensible utility

  1. Exhibit the flexibility to handle areas of labor that require the coordination and supervision of different employees, similar to NDT Operators.
  2. Exhibit  NDT  competencies  related  to  the  {industry}  sector  and  applicable  supplies  utilizing tools, instruments and processes
  3. The flexibility to hold out NDT in three strategies, together with at the very least one advanced methodology, to applicable nationwide and worldwide certification requirements, similar to BS EN ISO 9712 or BS EN 4179, that meet the necessities of Engineering Council EngTech registration
  4. Apply applicable options to well-defined engineering issues utilizing the chosen NDT strategies
  5. Choose applicable strategies and methods and perceive their limitations
  6. Supervise and venture handle areas of labor, to incorporate the place applicable, NDT Operator’s work and studies for compliance and accuracy; obtain good time administration
  7. Means to conduct  re-inspection audits of NDT Operator’s work, evaluating and evaluating the outcomes and taking applicable motion when crucial
  8. Implement high quality management and high quality assurance of NDT programs and efficiency
  9. Function with good sensible capacity, together with hand/eye coordination, to be able to apply NDT
  10. Observe written procedures to be able to show a disciplined method
  11. Determine issues and  apply applicable  NDT  strategies to  determine causes and  obtain  passable options and submit clear and exact NDT studies and directions
  12. Determine, organise and use sources successfully to finish duties, with consideration for value, high quality, security, safety and environmental influence
  13. Interpret engineering/CAD drawings, notably these associated to weld/part configuration n.  Handle a venture by means of to completion

3.3 Behaviour

  1. Management – present course, implement plans, and inspire folks
  2. Teamwork – to successfully handle a crew and to assist others the place applicable
  3. Braveness – keen to make unbiased choices and be revered and understood when doing so
  4. Supply – to constantly handle actions / duties by means of to well timed completion
  5. Respect – have respect for the skills of others, notably these working beneath your course
  6. Affect – have a optimistic influence and have the ability to proactively affect others in a number of contexts
  7. Compassion – have empathy for the predicaments of others, notably junior employees
  8. Ethics – to behave with maturity, honesty, integrity and accountability
  9. Clear focus – keep away from distractions and be a very good communicator
  10. Environmental consciousness – undertake secure working practices for self, others and the setting
  11. Private accountability – take accountability as a person and as a crew member

4. Entry Necessities

Particular person employers will set their very own standards; nevertheless, it’s advisable for Apprentices to have a minimal of three GCSEs (or equal) at grade C or above, together with English and maths. Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the top level evaluation. There may be additionally a requirement to have good aided or unaided eyesight to fulfill the necessary NDT eyesight check, and to have applicable bodily health to be able to function in industrial environments.

5. Length

The period of this Apprenticeship is usually 36 months.

6. {Qualifications}/NDT Certification

Within the non-destructive testing sector, Apprentices are required to attain industry-recognised NDT Degree 2 certification in three strategies in accordance with nationwide and worldwide requirements.

7. Hyperlink to Skilled Registration

This Apprenticeship meets the necessities of Engineering Council Registration on the Engineering Technician degree. BINDT is licensed by the Engineering Council to approve the built-in information/competence programmes included on this Apprenticeship for EngTech registration.

8. Apprenticeship Degree

It is a Degree 3 Apprenticeship.

9. Assessment of Customary

The Customary might be reviewed after three years.

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