Sandblaster: Class B
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Report to: Supervisor
Job Summary: A Sandblaster is responsible for safely operating pneumatic, electrical, or mechanical equipment to prepare surfaces or components for refinishing and repairs, while also safeguarding components from obstructions or damages.
1) Abrades surfaces of metal or hard-composition objects to remove adhering scale, sand, paint, grease, tar, rust, and dirt, and to impart specified finish, using abrasive-blasting equipment: Shovels or pours abrasives, such as sand, grit, or shot of specified grade into machine hopper.
2) Masks specified areas of object to protect from abrading action.
3) Loads parts on racks in enclosed rooms, into tumbling barrels, or into cabinets.
4) Turns valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through nozzle or into tumbling barrel.
5) Starts equipment that directs blast or flow of abrasive-laden compressed air, gas, or liquid over surface of parts.
6) Manually directs nozzle over surface of large parts or inserts arms through glove-fitted cabinet openings and manipulates small parts under nozzle for specified interval.
7) May examine finished parts to ensure conformance to specifications.
8) May be designated by type of equipment or abrasive used as Cabinet-Abrasive Sandblaster; Shotblaster.
- High school education or general education development (GED).
- 1-3 years of surface preparation experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Valid State Driver’s License, required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- General mechanical aptitude, helpful.
- Demonstrate an attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.
- Ability to comply with instructions furnished in written, oral and schedule form.
- Ability to read and comprehend published rules, procedure and manuals, inspection checklists, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information.
- Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and business associates in a clear, concise, courteous and professional manner.
- Ability to write legibly.
- Reasoning skills
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to large and potentially dangerous equipment and outside weather conditions.
2. The employee may be occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; precarious locations; non-hazardous fumes or airborne particles; potentially toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.
3. The noise level in the work environment may exceed time weighted limits.
1. Must have the ability to see near, far, all color, have depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
2. Must be able to hear and talk well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, and section leaders
3. Must have the ability to continuously stand or walk on level or uneven ground.
4. Must have the ability to ascend and descend railcars and ladders.
5. Must have the ability to bend/crouch/kneel at waist or knees while loading/unloading
6. Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather(snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temps)
- Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
- Mechanical aptitude
- Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
- Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
- Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
- Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
- Must pass all required assessments
- Must pass a background screening
- Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test