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5423 — Sandblasting*

This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory jobs involved in setting up, operating, and performing preventive maintenance on complete stationary and portable sandblasting equipment and machines used for cleaning metal and nonmetal surfaces. The work requires a knowledge of the operating and preventive maintenance features of sandblasting equipment and machines, cleaning characteristics of metals and nonmetals, cutting or abrasive quality of a wide variety of sand-like abrasives, and the optimum air pressures with specific abrasives to obtain the desired finish without damage to workpieces. The work requires the skill to position and hold workpieces and blasting nozzles, and carry out blasting operations and procedures in a safe manner.