abrasive blasting operator


Abrasive blasting operators use the proper equipment and machinery to smoothen rough surfaces by abrasive blasting. Abrasive blasting is commonly used in the finishing process of metal workpieces and for blasting building materials used in masonry such as bricks, stones and concrete. They operate blasters or sand cabinets which forcibly thrust a stream of abrasive material such sand, soda or water, under high pressure, propelled by a centrifigal wheel, in order to shape and smoothen surfaces.

Alternative label

  • sander operator

  • sand blast operator

  • sand blast operative

  • sand blasting operator

  • grit blaster

  • sandblaster

  • abrasive blasting cabinet operative

  • sand mill grinder

  • abrasive blasting operative

  • shot blaster

  • sand-blaster

  • abrasive shot baster

  • sander operative

  • sand blaster

  • sander

  • sand mill blaster

  • abrasive blaster

  • abrasive sandblaster

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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