AECOM Sandblaster in Camp Pendelton, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159213BR

Position Title Sandblaster

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Camp Pendelton

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 works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

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.

Will work on a variety of large end items in support of the refinishing process on shelters, vans, trailers, communication equipment. Using specialized tools and sandblasting equipment, cleans metal parts of various types of equipment in the shop for repair or overhaul. Sets controls and regulates amount of abrasive material flowing through sandblasting gun. Directs flow against material to remove rust, paint, tar, and dirt to prepare equipment for painting and processing through the shop. Makes adjustments and preventive maintenance repairs to sandblasting equipment.

Keeps equipment and area clean and in an orderly condition. Assists in other shop operations such as cleaning and preparing parts to be sent to paint shop; steam cleaning motors, chassis, and extra parts. Performs other related duties. Work assignments involve prolonged standing, stooping, and bending, with some walking. Lifts, carries, and sets up equipment and components weighing up to 75 lbs. Controls blasting hose with nozzles subject to high pressure, i.e. up to 100 psi. Work is performed inside booth which may be extremely hot during summer months. Is exposed to noise, dust, and flying abrasive material. Must wear protective suit (supplied with air while being used) at all times. Must be on the alert for malfunctions to sandblast and safety equipment.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell. Frequently lifts items weighing 15-25 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat or cold; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, or may include unsafe conditions, in which case questioning nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve unmitigated hazards, and providing feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues. Night work may be required. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance. Position may require travel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must Be a US Citizen

  • High school diploma or equivalent training/experience

  • Valid drivers license is required.

  • 2 years of related experience is required.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications NA

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.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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