Sandblaster

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates a variety of equipment which includes blast cabinets as well as enclosed blasting units requiring the use of personal protective equipment, fully encapsulated hoods and supplied air.
  • Works under the supervision of a Team Leader who gives minimal instructions. Team Leader is available for consultation.
  • Employee is responsible for maintaining/improving housekeeping standard in his/her work area and adhering to established safety rules and practices.
  • Generally validates interim operations for quality purposes; final operations to be validated by Systems Mechanics or other personnel.
  • Must understand shop floor computerized time and attendance system and independently execute assigned responsibilities. Examples of those responsibilities are: clocking in and out upon arrival and departure from work, close shop order sequences when work is complete, etc.


  • Required Skills and Education

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches.
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to interpret various specifications and standards to determine type of media to be used and how the material being processed can be affected.
  • Must possess the ability to use tools and equipment that are needed to perform blasting and cleaning operations as well as the ability to set up, adjust and operate the equipment.
  • Must understand shop floor time and attendance system and independently execute assigned responsibilities such as; clocking in and out, logging on to jobs or closing shop order sequences when completed.
  • Must have the ability, confidence and self motivation to apply talents independently and with good judgment.
  • Assist other blasters as needed.
  • Assist others in obtaining solutions to quality and production issues.
  • Physical Demands

    The work requires employee to stand for long periods, stoop, bend, reach, and climb. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Cranes, hand trucks, and other lifting and moving equipment are available for heavier loads.


  • Preferred Skills and Education

    High School Diploma or equivalent.

    About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

    BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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