Description - Duties include but are not limited to: Advanced skill level in all paint/blast duties. Prepares various surfaces for painting, and paints parts, equipment, interiors, and exteriors of ships, boats, and manufactured products using brushes, spray guns, and rollers. Sprays surfaces of machines, manufactured products and various other objects with decorative or protective material, such as paint, enamel, shellac, varnish, lacquer, and zinc epoxy resin. Mixes solvents according to formula, and immerses parts in solution or washes surfaces to remove grease, rust, scale, and dirt. Burns off old paint, using blowtorch. Smoothes surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, and sanding machines. Fills cracks and holes with patching plaster, putty, or plastic wood. Washes and treats surfaces with oil, turpentine, and other preparations. Brushes and rubs filler material into grained wood to prepare surfaces for painting. Mixes and matches colors of paint, varnish, stain, shellac, and calcimine. Operates spray painting equipment or brushes or rolls paint on surfaces. Knowledgeable with air hoses and paint gun. Ability to regulate width and pressure of spray according to knowledge of painting technique. Responsible for cleaning spraying equipment and brushed with solvent. Applies masking taper over parts and areas not to be coated. Abrades surfaces of metal or hard-composition objects to remove adhering scale, sand, paint, grease, tar, rust, and dirt, and to impart specified finish, using abrasive-blasting equipment: Shovels or pours abrasives, such as sand, grit, or shot of specified grade into machine hopper. Loads parts on racks in enclosed rooms, into tumbling barrels, or into cabinets. Turns valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through nozzle or into tumbling barrel. Starts equipment that directs blast or flow of abrasive-laden compressed air, gas, or liquid over surface of parts. Manually directs nozzle over surface of large parts or inserts arms through glove-fitted cabinet openings and manipulates small parts under nozzle for specified interval. May examine finished parts/product to ensure conformance to specifications. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.Supervision: Requires minimal to no supervision from Supervisor. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager. Education: May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty with at least 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.