Department-Wide Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard
Requirements of DOE O 440.1, Worker Protection Management; 10 CFR
830.120; and DOE 0 414.1A, Quality Assurance, and DOE O 232.1,
Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information.
QA personnel shall have a working level knowledge of testing and
inspection techniques and methods.
Supporting Knowledge and/or Skills
Describe the use of dimensional measurement devices (e.g., proper
instruments used for degree of accuracy required, temperature,
cleanliness, and calibration effects on instruments as well as work
Discuss the basic operating principles of the following:
Nondestructive examination (NDE) methods such as visual,
radiography, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, spectral
analysis, hardness tests, and eddy current.
Destructive examination methods such as tensile tests,
compression tests, fatigue tests, bend tests, and metallurgical
Control of non-conforming material and processes as the result of
tests and inspections and in production settings.
Discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and inherent limitations of
destructive and nondestructive examination methods.
Describe testing and inspection methods commonly used in the following
Soil and concrete