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Abrasive Blaster (C-7 certified) - 1Q22

Newport News, VA 23600

Posted: 02/28/2023 Industry: Other Job Number: 63924 Pay Rate: 17.34

Job Description

NSC Technologies is currently hiring a Abrasive Blaster C-7 Certified in Newport News, Virginia. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5- 10 years of experience as a Marine Insulator with knowledge of NAVSRA Standards.  


Experience: Blasters must have three (3) or more years of experience in using high-pressure blast equipment. Experience must include working in a physically demanding environment, confined spaces, working at heights, and in the use of a blaster air-fed helmet and/or soft hood air-fed respirator and a negative-pressure half-face respirator. Blasters must be of height and weight that will allow entrance and movement through man way and tank openings. All blasters must be United States Citizens. Blasters are not being hired as Blast Machine Equipment Operators (BMEO’s) and Ultra-High Pressure Water Blasters. Certification: Blasters shall be certified in accordance with SSPC-C-7, Refer to Systems & Specifications Manual, Volume 2 (Steel Structures Painting Council) and Chapter 631-11.5 Shipyard Blasters and Painters Certification. SSPC-C-7 is required per NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32. Required Safety Training / Qualifications: Leased Labor Provider Company (LLPC) shall provide employees who have completed the following safety training and /or medical clearance. Leased Labor Provider Company shall provide documentation (copy of training, records, medical clearances, etc.) on Company Letterhead to Newport News Environmental, Health and Safety Department (O27) for review and approval prior to assignment of employees to work at Newport News. All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE*) is to be provided by the Leased Labor Provider Company, which includes replacement of any damaged PPE. All Personal Protective Equipment provided by the Leased Labor Provider Company shall meet the requirements of OSHA and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and /or as specified by Newport News. 1. Confined Space Entry trained in accordance with OSHA Standards 29CFR1915 Subpart B. 2. Hazard communication trained in accordance with OSHA Standard 29CFR 1915.1200 [1910.1200) (h) – (1) through (3) (iv)]. 3. Blaster shall be inorganic arsenic trained and medically qualified in accordance with OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.1018 and crystalline silica trained and medically qualified in accordance with OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.1053. 4. Blaster’s Respirators/Helmet trained and qualified. A Respirator Medical Clearance Examination as required by a Physician. The Blaster’s Respirators/Helmet Training and Fit Testing (where applicable) will meet the requirements of Standard 29CFR1910.134 and each blaster shall be trained in a • RPB NOVA 3 Air-Fed Helmet with or without the Cooling System • MSA Soft Hood Air-Fed Respirator with or without the Cooling System, MSA V-Gard head protection (worn underneath soft hood), and North by Honeywell BC86 Bump Cap, dark green #BC86040000 (worn in tight spaces) - (approximate weight 4.5 lbs.) • MSA Half Face Negative-Pressure COMFO CLASSIC Respirator - (approximate weight 12 oz.) Training shall mean all parts of the blaster respirators/helmet equipment systems. The above respiratory equipment represents that used by abrasive blasters at Newport News. Daily use of respirators may occur.

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Job Summary/Description (cont.): 5. Fall Protection/4-D Body Harness-Vertical & Horizontal Lifelines-Beam Clamp trained and qualified in accordance with the following OSHA Regulations; 29CFR1915.159, 29CFR1915.71(j)(3), 29CFR1915.73(d), and 29CFR1915.77(c). Newport News highly recommends the vest-donning type of body harness instead of the step-into-type body harness, with D-Ring in the back. Individuals must be trained (which includes having donned the body harness and demonstrated practical use of the vertical & horizontal lifelines and beam clamp) with the same type fall protection equipment that they are expected to wear on Newport News premises or on off-site Newport News work locations. Body Harness and Vertical & Horizontal Lifelines and Beam Clamp Systems shall comply with the requirements of ANSI Z359.1. NNS may require 60’ Self Retracting Lifelines that are Leading Edge compliant and a Quick Grab. NNS uses the FallTech DuraTech Edge SRL-LE. NNS uses the Miller Rope Grab. This rope grab must fit 5/16” carbon steel wire rope. 6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE*) trained in accordance with OSHA Standards 29CFR 1915 Subpart I and Hearing Conversation 29CFR1910.95 (i) (j) (k) (l). 7. Non-prescription and prescription safety glasses must meet the requirements of ANSI Z87, with permanently attached side shields. Blasters that wear prescription glasses must come with a spectacle kit for use with the MSA soft-hood blaster respirator. 8. Hard hat must be the MSA V-Gard type (white in color) with the Leased Labor Provider Company’s name and the individual's last name on the front of the hard hat. 9. Hearing protection must be of the banded or mounted muff-type protectors (used when not blasting for high noise areas) and ear plugs (when blasting) and the leased employee must have been trained on their use. Newport News uses the Bilsom (Leightning L1N) banded muffs and North Com-fit ear plugs. 10. Knee pads (good quality industrial-use type). 11. Leather gloves and Black PVC gloves (12-inch), and Anti-Vibratory gloves. 12. Audiometric testing which documents proof of individual worker’s hearing function. The Leased Labor Provider Company shall ensure those individuals performing audiometric testing meet requirements listed in OSHA Regulation 29CFR1910.95 (g) (3) and that the audiometric test results are fully explained to each individual by the testing firm. The individual shall sign the test reports as proof of having received verbal communication of the test results. 13. The physical work effort expected is demanding. The temperature and humidity extremes that may be encountered are the result of ambient temperature and humidity levels in the work area. * PPE training means general requirements, eye and face protection, head protection, foot protection, hand and body protection, hearing protection and body harness-personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) and position device systems. Will this position require travel?: Special Requirements: Is there an elevator in the main work site building?: What are the top 3 items the Hiring Manager is looking for?: Required PPE: Security Clearance: Department: X33 Why is this position open / needed?: Yardwide Access:

NSC Technologies offers:

• Competitive pay

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• 401(k)

• Direct deposit or Global Cash Card

• Long-term job opportunities

• Referral bonus if you qualify

• OSHA Training

NSC Technologies is dedicated to being the most trusted provider of innovative staffing solutions servicing the global Marine, Energy, Commercial and Industrial marketplace. We achieve long-term, meaningful relationships by exceeding customer expectations and enhancing the quality of life for our employees. NSC Technologies is committed to community service and stewardship of customer resources.

NSC Technologies has opportunities throughout the United States. Please visit our jobs page at http://jobs.nsc-tech.com

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