Blaster (1st Shift) in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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Blaster (1st Shift)

Job Description


The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Operates the small and large blasters to clean and finish parts and dies.

  • Loads objects into blasters by hand, cart, or forklift.
  • Operates the small sandblaster.
  • Operates the large sandblaster.
  • Examines objects to ensure conformance to work order or standard.
  • Disposes of dirty sand in waste bin.
  • Sweeps and cleans up sand residue daily.
  • Refills blasters with sand as necessary.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to Communicate Effectively.
  •  Annual baseline-hearing test is required.
  • Annual pulmonary test is required.
  • Regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch.
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions are:  100% manufacturing environment
  • Large blaster requires working in an enclosed space for an extended period of time.
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Regularly exposed to airborne particles.
  • A fresh air hood and suit must be worn operating the large booth.
  • Noise level is usually moderate to loud.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with minimum impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e. ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are viewable on the inside tag of footwear.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

Skills & Qualifications


Required Skills & Qualifications:  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, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job. 

  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies.
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions.
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.
  • Basic Computer Skills: Able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with training 

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered. 

  • High School Diploma; up to 3 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic Computer Skills: Able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with training

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