View of person manually sandblasting a large steel tube in a construction site.

Sand Blaster

Sand Blasters operate sandblasting machines to clean and grind metal products and other hard surfaces.

Overview

Sand Blasters operate sandblasting machines to clean and grind metal products and other hard surfaces.

Day-to-day

  • prepares machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
  • sets and operates controls used to regulate processing operations
  • starts machines and monitors operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
  • examines finished products for defects and variations.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Sand Blaster

  • You can work as a Sand Blaster without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as automotive and engineering trades.

    Take a Diploma of Surface Operations Management

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