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NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) Technician I

Select Location: South Dakota: Sioux Falls, SD

AET has a full-time opportunity for a Non-Destructive Testing Technician at our Sioux Falls, SD office. The NDT Tech will NDT test methods such as RT, UT, MT, and PT. Industries served include structural steel, manufacturing, machining, power generation, and petro-chemical. The services provided by the NDT Department are performed to the standards of industry including AWS, ASME, ASTM, API, AISC, and UBC as well as state laws governing professional services. All services will be performed in accordance with AST’s QA/QC procedures.

AET provides geotechnical, environmental, materials and forensics consulting and testing services to public and private sector clients in a broad spectrum of industries. We have built our reputation on experience, quality, and fulfilling client requirements in a cost effective and timely manner. Many of our principals, engineers, scientists and certified technicians have decades of practical experience in their areas of specialization. Our extraordinary accumulation of site data and construction history in the Upper Midwest has been a valuable asset for many professionals.


Reasonable accommodations or workable solutions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Perform MT, PT, UT, RT, and VT examinations. Interpret results and prepare reports documenting results.

Maintain certification data in MT, PT, UT, RT, and VT.

Maintain current procedures and equipment calibrations for the NDT department.

Maintain client contact for ongoing projects and interface with the NDT manager to prepare proposals, schedule laboratory and field testing activities.

Assist coordination of full-time and intermittent field projects by AET personnel, including reporting and invoicing.

Maintain client contact for ongoing projects and interface with the NDT manager to prepare proposals, schedule laboratory and field testing activities. Expected to consume 10% of work day.

Assist in the promotion and marketing of AET and the NDT department.

Training to obtain and maintain certifications. Stay abreast with current NDT technologies utilized by AET.

Perform other related duties as required to meet departmental and company goals.


Conduct field, laboratory and office activities in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and AET’s Health and Safety Policy, and that promotes the safety and protection of employees, clients and the public.

Maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Some positions may require use of personal vehicle for company business. Maintain compliance with DOT driver regulations if required for position.

Frequent travel required within regional area.

Occasional out-of-town travel.

Work irregular hours as needed, occasionally for an extended length of time.

Properly use and maintain company instruments and equipment.

Maintain appropriate physicals.

Maintain the quality of service and work product.

Coordinate with other AET staff with the ultimate goal of increasing efficiency, productivity and communication.



   High school diploma or equivalent.

   Ability to meet the requirements for Assistant Radiographer and be working toward ASNT-TC-1A for UT, MT, PT, and RT methods.

   Communication skills sufficient to work effectively with clients and coworkers.

   Ability to interact successfully with a wide variety of people, work effectively within project teams, resolve issues and problems in a constructive manner, and work independently in the field.

   Capable of the physical labor required, with personal protective equipment.

   Ability to: Occasionally move 50-70 pounds; Stand up to 80% of the day (often on uneven surfaces); Move up to 80% of the day, with frequent climbing, bending and stooping; Occasionally work in confined spaces; Occasionally work at elevations up to 200 feet, using proper safety equipment as necessary.

Preferred :

   Associate Degree in Non-Destructive Testing Technology or Welding Certification.

AET is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer; AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws.


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