BINDT Practitioner Award winner for 2020 announced


Jason Rush of Ultramag Inspection Services Ltd has been named as the winner of BINDT’s Practitioner Award for 2020.

Jason’s NDT career began in 2011 working in a stores and receiving facility as a material evaluation technician for a petrochemical refinery (Sasol), performing positive material identification, ferrite determination and hardness testing, as well as other forms of material/coating evaluation; this is where he learned the basics in metallurgy and material selection.

In 2013, he completed a self-sponsored course in Ultrasonic Inspection 3.2, plate and pipe, as his first PCN qualification and was employed by Ultramag Inspection Services Ltd soon after in 2014 as a trainee technician.

Over the past seven years Jason has been fortunate enough to have been exposed to multiple industries and sectors, from pharmaceuticals all the way to nuclear and pressure vessels, and has received amazing support from the team at Ultramag, He enjoys his current role, which involves travelling to various sites where he assists clients to fulfil their NDT requirements and provides technical support wherever necessary. When he is not on the road he is usually at the Rushington facility performing mechanical testing on samples to qualify welding procedures and welder qualification tests.

Training is extremely important in the NDT industry and Jason was keen to take the opportunity of completing the BINDT Engineering Technician apprenticeship. He received training in a number of NDT methods, including magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant inspection, ultrasonic inspection, eddy current testing, visual inspection and, most recently, alternating current field measurement (ACFM) and infrared thermography.

Jason said: “To receive this award in my tenth year of this profession is a great honour and I look forward to many more years of learning. Thank you to BINDT for this great initiative.”