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UHP Waterblaster

TITLE: UHP Blaster JOB SUMMARY: Accomplish ultra-high pressure (UHP) water jetting assignments in accordance with accepted industry standards as directed by supervision. Must be familiar with the safe use of UHP lances and the connection of all fluid and pneumatic support infrastructure. Assignments for some may include the operation of “robot blasting machines”. These individuals must be familiar with the safe operation of these units along with the selection and connection of the units to a secure overhead attachment point for support of the operating unit, plus the interconnection of the electrical/electronic control pendants and fluid and pneumatic support elements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Communicate effectively with the blast foreman regarding production, quality, or safety matters. • Working knowledge of industry standards used to evaluate UHP blast appearance, cleanliness, and appearance. • Direct and manage blast nozzle to remove adhering scale, paint, rust, and other corrosion products to impart even finish. • Apply masking materials to protect designated areas from abrasive finish. • Operate a man lift or work at elevated heights from staging. • Must be respirator qualified. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be willing to learn, understand, and promote our ESOP culture. • Working knowledge of UHP equipment, connection and employment KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of UHP blast equipment and its use to achieve required results according to SSPC/NACE standards. • Set up UHP blast equipment and support elements • Characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Environmental exposures are like those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include; noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fume and smoke. • The UHP blaster must possess the physical abilities necessary to perform all aspects of his or her job including but not limited to; general lifting and carrying equipment and tools, bending and climbing. Ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time. Work in various types of weather conditions. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • High school education or GED • Five years of verifiable experience in a marine environment. Industrial experience may be acceptable. • Shipyard experience is preferred. • Current certification to SSPC C 13. Non-certified personnel may be utilized on non-critical work.

Category: Marine Painter

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Marine Painters are skilled in the craft of covering various vessel surfaces, both interior and exterior, with protective coatings using brushes, spray guns, and rollers. Many kinds of paints/coatings are used as protection of steel, wood, fiberglass, and other surfaces from rust and corrosion, and protection of the underwater portion of vessels against the attachment of marine life. Painters must know the proper surface preparations, the best coating to use for each purpose and the accepted application techniques to obtain the desired results.

A Marine painter's typical duties include:
- Preparing the surface (by sanding, blasting, cleaning, etc.)
- Removing old coatings using chemicals
- Applying primers and finish coats
- Providing quality wood finishing
- Tinting paints
- Spray painting (indoors and outdoors)
- Sign work ( such as cutting stencils, hand lettering, silk screen lettering, etc.)
- Poster work (design and lay out)
- Graining, marbling, and flocking
- Gold and aluminum leaf application
- Estimating the quantity and type of coating needed, and the required amount of labor for each task

Marine Painters must also be familiar with, and trained in, the proper use of respiratory protection equipment such as respirators and other breathing devices.
Typically, Marine Painting careers require a high school diploma.
Typically, the ideal Marine Painting candidate will posses:
- Previous job experience, particularly in a maritime setting
- Basic trade knowledge, such as the use of job related tools and equipment
- A strong work ethic (flexible, reliable, and punctual)