Sandblast Operator

Tend sandblasting machines that clean fragmentation-bomb cavities.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sandblast Operators do?

Tends automatic sandblasting machine that cleans grease, oil, and grit from fragmentation-bomb cavities: Rolls bomb off conveyor into machine cabinet. Closes door and sets automatic timer at starting position. Pushes button to release pressurized sand stream into bomb cavity. Stops machine when timer indicates completion of sandblasting. Opens cabinet and removes bomb.


Should I be a Sandblast Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Sandblast Operator

    Sandblast Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Sandblast Operator-related education!
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