I just finished my first week and thought I’d share what it has been like. Of course, I’m just assisting on these for now, but once I get my certs, I’ll be out there on my own doing this stuff.
Day 1: MT on welds for a piece to be used by a private space exploration company.
Day2: UT lamination scans on large steel plates used for construction of a new ferry.
Day 3: PT on welds for ferry construction; UT shear wave on pipe welds
Day 4: UT thickness gauging the hull of a small freighter
Day 5: UT thickness gauging safety pins on the top of a grain elevator (about 100 feet up, harnessed and dangling off the roof); MT on a repair weld for the boom of a cement truck
Never know what the day will hold for me, and I really like that. No RT, which is unfortunate. We’ve mostly got maritime customers, but it seems like there is quite a bit of railroad, construction, paper mill, and manufacturing customers, too.
It’s a good gig. I’ll let you know when another position opens up.
Thanks again for everything,