Sandblast Technician
Job Type

We are looking for experienced Sandblast Technicians for our locomotive shop. Will train the right candidate but experience is preferred in either automotive or heavy-duty industrial work.

PowerRail Locomotive Services is a division of PowerRail - North America’s leader for manufacturing and distributing locomotive parts to the global railroad market. 


We offer:

ü Competitive compensation.

ü Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, Flex Spending, 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership with profit sharing.

ü Stimulating work environment with unlimited growth potential. 

Job Duties:

· Organizes and plans the use of blasting equipment and materials for various projects.

· Ensures that the blasting equipment is properly maintained and in a ready state of operation.

· Sandblast, prep and sand locomotive components, chassis, and equipment for painting.

· Prepare surfaces for sandblasting by cleaning and masking if needed.  

· Ensure safety measures are followed at all times.

· Examines and measures finished surfaces to ensure conformance to specifications.  

· Maintains a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing functions.

· Willingness to cross-train and perform the work of other job tasks in addition to the primary assigned position.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers, hand to, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 70 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to fumes and may at times be required to wear a respirator.
  • The employee will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is one that is typically associated with a manufacturing facility.


Job Requirements:

o High School Diploma or GED

o Valid Driver's License*

o Previous sandblasting experience or training

o Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.

o Knowledge of safety protocols and procedures

o Physical ability to lift heavy objects (up to 70lbs.) and stand for extended periods of time.

o Excellent communication and teamwork 

o Ability to operate a forklift or obtain a forklift license. *

o Familiarity with power tools.