Rustproofers use the proper equipment and machinery to provide metal workpieces with a hard, durable finishing coat, composed of specific chemical formulas, that prevents or delays iron and steel pieces from rusting and protects against corrosion.

Alternative label

  • paint prepping operative

  • rust-proofing worker

  • sandblast operator

  • rust proof machine operative

  • paint prepper

  • rustproof machine operator

  • rust removing operative

  • rust stripper

  • rust stripping operative

  • rustproofing worker

  • rustproof machine operative

  • rust proof machine operator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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