Blaster Operator

at Service Specialist Incorporated, LLC in Marmaduke, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Description and duties of the job:  Set up railcars to be blasted, operates advanced equipment to blast the interiro and/or exterior of manufactured railcars and repairs poor blast work.  Pulls and scotches railcars as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Connects railcars to rabbit device to pull railcars into automatic blast equipment.
  • Operates advanced automatic blast equipment to blast exteriors and/or interiors of railcars.
  • suits up on hood, coveralls, and gloves to perform touch up hand blasting of railcars after the automatic blasting.
  • Pulls and scotches railcars as required.
  • Troubleshoots, maintains, and cleans paint equipment.
  • Ensures that safety and housekeeping standards are met and maintained.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Group Leader

Experience & Eduation

Prefer a high school education or equivalent, and blast machine experience. Must pass applicable company blasts test to work as a blast machine operator.

Licenses, Certifications, etc:  N/A


Reasonable accomodations may be made, if necessary.


N/A (Not Applicable) - activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% to 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Abilities

Stand - frequently

Walk - frequently

Sit - occasionally

Climb - occasionally

Crawl - occasionally

Squat or kneel - occasionally

Bend - occasionally

Fine Manipulation - N/A

Reach outward - occasionally

Reach above shoulder - occasionally

Drive - occasionally


10 lbs or less - occasionally

11 - 20 lbs - occasionally

21 - 50 lbs - occasionally

51 100 lbs - N/A

Over 100 lbs - NA


10 lbs or less - occasionally

11 - 20 lbs - occasionally

21 - 50 lbs - occasionally

51 - 100 lbs - N/A

Over 100 lbs - N/A

Safety Equipment Required:

  • Hard Hat
  • Hearing Protection
  • Composite Toe Safety Shoes
  • Addional PPE per the appropriate JSA for the specific area that the Operator Class 2 Blast

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encouters while performing the essential funtions of this job. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential funtions.

Job Type:  Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour Based on experience

Job Details


Service Specialist Incorporated, LLC


7755 AR 34
Marmaduke, Arkansas 72443
United States

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Job Order: 2906296

Posted On: Apr 29, 2021

Updated On: May 04, 2021