Industrial Blaster/Painter in Richmond, VA at Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/4/2020

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Job Description

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team!  Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title:  Industrial Blaster/ Painter

Reports to: Blaster/Painter Supervisor


The industrial blaster/painter will be responsible for manually blast steel and pipe inside an industrial blast booth and operate standard blast pots, equipment, and other structural sub straight. Painting responsibilities include surface preparation using brushes, rollers, and conventional spray pots to achieve specifications given by supervisor or job requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Uses high air-pressure sandblasting equipment, chemical application, power tools and other abrasives means to remove rust, grease, dirt, concrete, and old paint prior to painting sub straight
  • Prepares surfaces and apply primer to pipe, or steel sub straight structures and equipment for primer/finish coats
  • Prepares and sand rough spots to ensure that finishes will adhere properly
  • Works within precise limits or standards of accuracy
  • Makes decisions based on knowledge of trade and supervisor information/instructions
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility (Direct Reports Y/N):  N


  • 2-5 years industrial blasting/painting experience and/or equivalent combination of vocational training and experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience (preferably in a construction environment)
  • Must be able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available, and have the means to report to multiple job sites as assigned, to include working varying schedules that may require extended hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) and require client-specific safety standards.

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • May work in varying temperatures; both inside and outside, including inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold and dampness
  • May be required to use hearing protection in and around areas with moderate/high exposure to high noise levels
  • May be required to use respiratory protection when working in areas with fumes, or airborne particles including dust
  • May be required to work in confined spaces or at heights

Physical Demands:

  • This role routinely uses construction equipment such as heavy machinery, hand and power tools
  • While performing duties of the job the employee may work aloft, climb, bend, pull, reach overhead, stand/walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to correctly identify all colors of a color-coded cable/wires and see close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus


  • May require travel (typically not overnight)


  • Prior military experience 
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent



Atlantic Constructors offers competitive benefits, for more information check out our comprehensive list on our website.  

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At this time, Atlantic Constructors, Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization (work visas) for any position.

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like an accommodation or any assistance in order to apply for a job, please call 1-877-WRK-4ACI for assistance, or fax your requested accommodation to 804-523-8781. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as an offer of employment or a binding contract of employment for a specific period of time. Employment can be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.



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