Grit Blast Operator

Clear Path for Veterans: Career Services
Syracuse, New York

Last Day to Apply: May 31, 2023

Job Title: Grit Blast Operator
Reports To: Plastics Supervisor

Pay Rate and Hours: $15.50 to start. 1st shift 6 am-2:30 pm M-Fri. 

Job Summary: Abrades surfaces of metal or hard composition objects to remove adhering scale, sand, paint, grease, tar, rust, and dirt, and to impart specified finish by performing the following duties:

Job Responsibilities

  • Shovels or pours abrasives such as sand, grit, or shot of specified grade into machine hopper.Shovels or pours abrasives such as sand, grit, or shot of specified grade into machine hopper.
  • Masks specified areas of object to protect from abrading action.
  • Loads parts on racks in enclosed rooms, into tumbling barrels, or into cabinets.
  • Turns valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through nozzle or into tumbling barrel.
  • Starts equipment that directs blast or flow of abrasive laden compressed air, gas, or liquid over surface of parts.
  • Directs nozzle over surface of large parts or inserts arms through glove fitted cabinet openings and manipulates small parts under nozzle for specified interval.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and practices, consistently uses personal protective equipment, and practices good housekeeping.
  • Proactively supports the ISO process approach to quality management and the Syteline MIS system.
  • Applies classroom and on the job post training information, knowledge, skills, and abilities consistently in a quality oriented manner (wherein the KSAs are part of the jobs tasks, duties and other tasks as requested).
  • Performs other tasks as directed including deburring parts and performing other operations during cycle.

Education/Skills: High school graduate or equivalent with good math skills. 6 months experience in a machine operation capacity in a manufacturing environment desired, not required.

Physical Requirements: Ability to walk, sit, remain on feet for extended time periods, reach, stoop. Kneel and lift up to and including 35 pounds as needed. Visual abilities and manual dexterity-grasps parts and able to turn parts in grit blaster while sitting or standing.

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