Direct Examination Technician


Minneapolis, MN, US, 55113

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen America’s critical infrastructures. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), a Shawcor company, we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC supports client projects ranging from Front-End Engineering through Commissioning, allowing our teams to gain a breadth of in-depth experience while making a positive impact in several industries.  With our primary focus being the Energy industry, we also support other industries including Power & Utilities, Water & Wastewater, Mining, Commercial and Municipalities.  Our employees are driven by diverse and challenging projects while being able to make meaningful contributions to essential industries.

LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING is currently growing at a fast pace and as part of that growth, we are seeking to fill a position as a Direct Examination Technician at our office in Minneapolis, MN.


Non-Destructive technicians ensure the safe operation of client assets by assessing the integrity of the asset through various NDT methods.  You will work in small teams while also collaborating with larger project teams.



  • Perform non-destructive examination & testing (NDE/NDT) and other direct examination methods in the field on clients’ assets
  • Summarize work performed in a daily report submitted to supervisor at the end of each work day
  • Assemble and provide written reports of findings upon completion of work at each worksite
  • Adhere to LSC and client safety requirements at all worksites
  • Know, understand and follow internal written practices and procedures
  • Work with internal and client engineers and contractors on site
  • Maintain a current log of NDT experience hours
  • Execute all standard field tests for pipeline direct examination
  • Perform dig data & environmental collection, which includes soil resistivity, pipe-to-soil potential, soil pH measurements, ground water sampling, corrosion byproduct sampling, MIC testing
  • Conduct limited PT, VT, MT, UT
  • Evaluate pipeline defects such as external metal loss, internal metal loss, dents, linear indications and coating anomalies, grind repairs


Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Completion of basic NDT theory hours (including hands-on)
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must have good mathematical background to handle common calculations
  • Ability to travel up to 80% of the time to client facilities and sites


Physical Requirements and Demands:

  • Able to travel and work for extended periods of time in an outdoor, field environment.
  • Clean driving record, and ability to drive for work
  • Able to pass required visual acuity examination
  • Able to lift technician equipment (1000W generator and NDE equipment)
  • Able to climb in and out of excavations and conduct hands-on evaluation of pipe
  • Able to work a standard work week and meet requirements to work some evenings and weekends to meet project milestones and leadership responsibilities

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen our critical energy infrastructure. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC provides integrity management solutions and engineering services to meet the increasing needs of our US and Canadian client base.

LSC's focus is on the Energy industry we serve today while evolving our technologies and services to meet the clean energy initiatives of tomorrow. Our talented team of technical professionals serves the Liquids and Natural Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, Renewables, and Manufacturing industries. 


Our Growth is Your Opportunity:

Our growth creates an environment for our current employees to gain new skills and take advantage of promotional opportunities. We have opportunities for all levels of people from recent graduates and professionals to technicians, empowering you to grow personally and professionally.  We value our employees’ contributions and award those who step up through promotional opportunities. Molding your own career path is a common theme amongst our team members.

Make an immediate impact:

New employees can expect to be given responsibility and are expected to bring new ideas to the table almost immediately. Your ideas and contributions will be listened to, welcomed and appreciated!

Work with industry leaders:

We are in the consulting business. Therefore, it is our knowledge that is “sold” to our clients and our employees truly are our most valuable asset.  That said, we hire passionate people who are focused on continuous learning and development. Our employees work alongside many subject matter experts and have the opportunity to learn and grow their own knowledge base by working with other high achievers.

Gain diverse well-rounded experiences:

Our engineering teams have the ability to work on diverse projects that are never the same. This means continuous learning and development of skills and increased knowledge base.

Entrepreneurial Culture:

We have a culture that supports playing to our peoples’ strengths and empowering them to make decisions. Our leadership values an entrepreneurial approach to achieving success, solving problems and supporting our clients.

Competitive Salary and Benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Flexible work options

401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)

Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability

Paid time off (PTO)

Paid holidays (twelve per year)

Tuition reimbursement

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis