The Blast / Paint Lead at The Rose Corporation will operate a full range of fixed, portable, and cabinet blasting equipment to clean a wide variety of steel weldments in preparation for painting, protecting surfaces that are not to be painted or blasted with appropriate types of masking tapes and covers and reading and interpreting specifications and then select, mix, and apply various paints and preservatives and document work as required.
It requires the operation of various powered forklifts up to 36,000 lb. capacity, moving large weldments around in open and confined spaces; it also requires good housekeeping discipline to keep the facility clean and organized. Responsibilities also include ordering facility supplies, inspecting painting applications, supervising paint/blast personnel, and record keeping.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Tow Motor Certification up to 36,000 lb. capacity.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OVERSIGHT OF FACILITY
- Inventory tracking and ordering of all Blast/Paint Supplies except for paint ordered for specific projects by Project Managers
- Completion and submission of all Purchase Orders necessary for the above
- Routinely assures the cleaning and maintenance of sprayer equipment.
- Maintains proper paint storage and inventory of paint, thinner, and specified equipment supplies to EAP compliance
- Regular cleanup of blast room floor and proper disposal of glass bead material as needed
- Consistently assures a clean and well-organized paint and blast facility
- Notifies appropriate personnel of other needs, including supplies, fixturing, etc
- Performs routine and non-routine troubleshooting/problem identification and resolution.
- Monitors and documents air-filter system changes, paper changes, etc.
- Review Rose Shop Order Finishing Specification Sheet attached to the Shop Order
- Review the Paint Technical Data Sheet for requirements
- Conduct, calculate and record environmental data such as surface temperature of parts, dry and wet bulb temperatures, determine humidity and dew point
- Measure surface profile and blast SP ratings
- Measure and record the DFT of each paint layer, including the time interval between coatings.
- Record the Manufacturer, paint name, ID number, and quantity of each paint used.
- Record the name and quantity of each reducer/thinner used.
- Use both wet and dry thickness gauges and adjust the paint application technique accordingly.
- Use temperature gauges, sling psychrometer, and psychrometric tables to determine relative humidity and dew points.
- Use Testex micrometer and tape to determine surface profiles.
- As required, removes old paints, oils, and other corrosions using a liquid paint remover, scraper, or glass/grit bead media blasting techniques.
- As required, wipe down weldments using mineral spirits/solvents and smooth surface with sandpaper and steel wool.
- As required, masks and cover portions of surfaces are not to be painted.
- Consistently blast metal surfaces to a commercial/near white/white metal finish in all positions, in open or confined spaces from the ground or on a structure, or from scaffolding/ladders.
- Prepares surfaces to ensure that paint adheres to surface and provides corrosion control methods to customer specifications.
- Coats surfaces of contract units with primer, paint (glosses and semi-glosses), enamels, lacquers, epoxy, resin, or other materials using brushes, rollers, spray fans, and other devices.
- Mixes paint in accordance with customer and/or manufacturing specifications.
- Consistently applies many different types of paints within specified limits, in all positions, in open and confined spacing with multiple corners, and around numerous attachments with a uniform appearance without drips, runs, or sags.
- Paints insignia, letters, or numerals on the surface using stencils.
- Capable of loading and unloading weldments on tables and/or yard trailers and moving them throughout the facility as needed.
- Set up weldments using fixtures as needed for blast and paint specifications.
- Communicates and conducts oneself in a professional manner that is conducive to a healthy and productive business environment.
- Continues to gain knowledge of industrial painting and blasting through self-directed activities, including internet searches to training both on and off site.
- Contributes to continuous improvement programs by providing input, as able, to various quality, equipment, training, and operations issues within The Rose Corporation
- Participates in 6-S activities, especially in the immediate work area
- Works with Blast/Paint personnel to meet their annual personnel and department goals
- Assumes other assignments in production when paint & blast work is unavailable
- Manages the production schedule to get work completed on time and within estimated direct hours.
- Has authority over daily activities and personnel assigned to the blast and paint facility. Works with Prep Foreman to arrange work schedules and additional personnel when needed.
- Works with maintenance team for preventative maintenance schedules and breakdowns.
- Provides training to new and existing personnel to maintain the highest level of knowledge and quality possible.
- Involved with the hiring of new personnel.
- Completes Performance Reviews of those regularly assigned to the blast/paint facility.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- High School Diploma or GED
- 2-3 years experience in industrial painting and spraying
- Completion of the Binks Devilbiss three-day training program at Owens Community College.
- Completion of courses and certifications as determined by the company and available through the SSPC or other similar institutions.
SKILLS, ABILITIES, KNOWLEDGE:
- Ability to independently organize work, meet production schedules and effectively lead and teach coworkers assigned to surface preparation or coating activities.
- Ability to read and comprehend instructions and correspondence, including specifications for industrial surface preparation and application of coatings.
- Ability to prepare surfaces and mix and apply coatings/paints efficiently, effectively, and according to industry standards, customer or manufacturer’s specifications.
- Working knowledge of blasting, mixing, and coating equipment operation and maintenance.
- Working knowledge of the use of thickness gauges, temperature gauges, sling psychrometer, psychometric charts, Testex micrometer and tape, and SSPC surface finish visual inspection standards.
- Working knowledge of safe handling, storage, and work practices for volatile coatings, thinners, and solvents and the ability to use all necessary personal safety equipment properly.
- Ability to communicate effectively person to person and in writing.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to use a computer effectively for research, recordkeeping, and communication.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
- Ability to deal with and troubleshoot problems in blasting and coating equipment performance and surface preparation or coating quality.
- Ability to continuously learn more about various industrial cleaning and painting products, procedures, and techniques.
- Ability to work independently or with others.