AECOM Sandblaster Lead in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144958BR

Position Title Sandblaster Lead

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - North Carolina

City Camp Lejeune

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM has an immediate opening for a Sandblaster Lead at Camp Lejeune, NC.

In addition to normal Blaster responsibilities; the Team Lead will provide guidance,instruction, leadership, information and accountability to a group of individuals. The Team Lead will act as the work site focal point for personnel and administrative actions for employees located at their work area/site.

On own initiative determines cleaning methods, equipment and abrasives to be used. Supervisor spot checks work for overall compliance with acceptable trade practices.

Performs duties of the removal of rust, scale, paint, corrosion and foreign matter from metal and nonmetal items ranging in size from moderate to large complex item utilizing equipment such as automatic blasting bays, nozzle blasting chambers, nozzle blasting booths etc.

Operates abrasive blasting equipment: to clean rust, scale, paint, corrosion and foreign matter from metal and nonmetal surfaces. Controls pressure and abrasive by manipulating valves angles and distance of nozzle etc. to produce desired results. Assures that the proper abrasive i.e. metal, grit, metal shot, seed, glass bead etc. and/or consistency of combined abrasives: are used on the various surfaces to produce the desired finished product. Removes dust from cleaned item with high pressure air hose.

Lead may also be required to perform painting duties such as:

1) Coats surfaces of contract units with primer, paint, lacquer, epoxy, resin or other material, using brushes, rollers, spray guns and other devices.

2) Removes old paint using liquid paint remover and scraper or plastic/sand media blasting techniques.

3) Smooths surface with sandpaper and steel wool. Roughens aluminum surfaces with acid solution and steel wool to insure that paint adheres to surface and provides corrosion control methods to customer specifications.

4) Masks and covers portions of surfaces not to be painted. Paints insignia, letters or numerals on vehicle surface, using stencils.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge to operate, control and perform preventive maintenance features of automatic blasting bays, nozzle blasting chambers, nozzle blasting booths etc.

  • Knowledge of sandblasting procedures and abrasives for large structures arid objects or small and intricate items of metal and nonmetal item.

  • Ability to set up, prepare, operate, regulate and maintain complete stationary and portable sandblasting equipment. Knowledge of the characteristics of brass, corrosion resistant steel, aluminum, iron, steel, monel and other metals or nonmetal items.

  • Knowledge of dry and wet blast processes.

  • Knowledge of steam cleaning and water blasting process.

  • Ability to identify composition of surfaces and determine proper abrasive or combination of abrasives. Ability to prepare sandblasting bays, charters, booths, etc. Ability to regulate-nozzle orifice for proper pressure of air or vapor to avoid warping or damaging items or surfaces and protect surface not to be blasted with masking tape. Ability to apply the proper methods and techniques. Ability to apply operating and maintenance manual instructions to maintain equipment.

  • Passing PFT and RESPIRATOR FIT Test annually will be required for this position, which will be scheduled upon date of hire. Must be able to lift 40 to 45 pounds according to OSHA Standards. 2 years of related experience is required.


  • Works inside closed sandblast chambers; is subject to extreme heat. Subject to cuts, burns, strains, etc. Exposed to noise, dust, fumes, and abrasives. Required to wear protective clothing.

  • May be required to pass Government STAR-4-D paint test.

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a Government Common Access Card (CAC) and pass a Government background check.

  • Candidates must have a valid Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications N/A

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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