Vibration Analyst

Skilled Trades

Job Description

Vibration analysts are described more formally as non-destructive testers and inspection technicians. They test forestry machinery and infrastructure using radiographic, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and other testing equipment. If you follow this career path, you probably have an a­ffinity for quality control, maintenance and safety. You will spend time evaluating the condition of a range of machines by understanding vibration data and how machines perform. Whatever your day brings, you’ll know that every time you head into work, you can look forward to being happy with the lifestyle you’ve earned.

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Education And Training

The training and education required to work as a vibration analyst is certified by the Canadian government. You need to finish high school and then complete two years of an approved post-secondary science or engineering program. After that you are eligible to write exams to earn a “non-destructive testing” certificate from Natural Resources Canada. This is available in three levels and is usually required by employers. See the list of approved test centres across Canada.

Apprenticeship grants: Apprentices can receive up to $4,000 in grants to pay tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses. If you are considering an apprenticeship, visit the interprovincial Red Seal program for information on how to get started.

Nunavut Arctic College
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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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