Group Operations Manager & Level 3 Consultant
Kyle joined the technical team at IMechE Fife NDT in 2021 as an NDT Trainer and Level 3 Consultant.
With over 15 years’ experience working in NDT across a range of industries, including aerospace and oil & gas as a Responsible Level 3 and senior technical expert, Kyle’s diverse technical knowledge base ensures clients receive a high standard of training and support.
In 2022 Kyle progressed to Training Manager and oversees the day-to-day running of the training facilities which includes supporting trainers and managing technical aspects relating to the training offering.
Kyle also supports the provision of Level 3 consultancy services to clients in the Scotland region, including acting as a responsible Level 3, procedure writing, conducting performance reviews, scan plan writing and conducting audits.
How did you first hear about the NDT industry?
“Initially I didn’t have a clue what NDT was! When I was younger, I applied for an engineering apprenticeship at Rolls Royce but got asked if I would consider the NDT Apprenticeship instead.
I completed an advanced apprenticeship in Engineering Technical Support focusing on NDE at Rolls Royce and later progressed to become a Responsible NDE Level 3 for the compressors business unit covering new manufacture, in-service and repair and overhaul”, says Kyle.
What do you enjoy about working in NDT?
“Working as an NDE Engineer and NDE Responsible Level 3 has taken me around the world, to places such as Norway, Tunisia, Rio, France, Sweden, Connecticut and Romania, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.
I enjoy the fact that I am able to meet new people. I am passionate about passing on my NDT knowledge and my own personal experience to others within industry as well as helping people to grow”, says Kyle.
In his spare time, Kyle enjoys taking part in off-road trials with one of his three Land Rovers!
Top tip for anyone entering the NDT industry
“Absorb as much as you can from everyone and try to gain as much experience and exposure to different areas of NDT as possible”, says Kyle.
PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic testing (Welds 3.1, 3.2)
PCN Level 2: Penetrant Testing
PCN Level 2: Magnetic Particle testing
PCN Level 2: Radiographic Interpretation
ASNT Level 3: Magnetic Testing
ASNT Level 3: Penetrant Testing
ASNT Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing
Affiliate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Full Member of The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Full Member of The American Society for Non-Destructive Testing
Full Member of the Chartered Management Institute