Des Moines, IA 50316 US
The Primary responsibility for this position is to strip surface of dirt, rust, old paint, and grease, and prepare it for refinishing and repair using pneumatic, electrical, or mechanical equipment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Uses abrasive blasting equipment to remove paint, grease, tar, rust, and dirt.
- Controls the pressure and direction of the abrasive material to prevent surface damage.
- Changes air filters according to the quarterly, semi – annual and annual schedule.
- Responsible for shoveling or pouring sand, grit, or other abrasive material into the machine, and monitoring and maintaining an adequate supply of the abrasive in the hopper.
- Prepare Surfaces before the abrading action, the sandblaster protects specific areas of the work surface using masking film, tape, and rubber.
- Responsible for lifting, carrying, and setting up heavy equipment and parts onto racks, into tumbling barrels, or into cabinets.
- Prepares parts for the paint shop, steam cleaning motors and chassis, and other general labor may be included in the sandblaster’ s job duties.
- Maintain Equipment and Work Area, such as cleaning and changing nozzles.
- Work area is clean and orderly, and any unsafe working conditions are corrected or reported immediately.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
- The design, use, and repair of machines and tools.
- Other skills required:
- Mechanical aptitude – the ability to comply with instructions in written, oral, and schedule form is essential. Must read and comprehend manuals, inspection checklists, operating and maintenance instructions, government regulations, and other work-related information
- Physical fitness – sandblasters must be able to hear coworkers, see up close and far away, perceive color and depth, and have the ability to focus. Sandblasters may be required to stand or walk on uneven ground and ascend and descend rail cars or ladders, all of which requires stamina and endurance
- Compliance with safety procures – as part of an organization’ s safety program, sandblasters are expected to complete an annual training program and pass safety examinations and all required assessments
- Interpersonal skills – the ability to clearly, professionally, and effectively communicate with their supervisor and coworkers is necessary for success
- Flexibility – a sandblaster may be required to work at night and on the weekend. At times, they may be asked to cross-train, work in other areas, or train new employees