Jim provides training, consulting, and Level III services in Electromagnetics Testing (ET) to a wide range of customers in multiple market sectors. He was introduced to NDT in 1975 when he received NDI training at Chanute AFB. Upon departure from the Air Force he worked for both Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio and then the Electrical Power Research Institute in Charlotte, NC designing, investigating and implementing new ET systems and techniques.
He became an ASNT Level III in ET in 1984. After helping to develop a new training program for EPRI leading to what is today the Qualified Data Analysis Program (QDA) Jim became the Training Manager and Principle Level III for Zetec, Inc. He held that position for nineteen years prior to forming his own company.
Jim was the Chair of the Electromagnetics Committee for ASNT from 2001 to 2007 and has assisted ASNT and independent publishers multiple times by providing technical oversight and review of ET training materials.
Since 2007 Jim has specialized in designing and delivering on site eddy current and remote field training courses for the heat exchanger tubing inspection market including the qualification of data analysts.
ASNT Level III certificates held during the production of online NDT courses taught by Mr. Cox include Eddy Current Testing.