Painter/Blaster II NU – Days job vacancy in SPECIALTY FINISHES LLC (Portland, OR 97217)

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Location : Portland, OR 97217
Position : Painter/Blaster II NU – Days

Description :
Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth

Responsibility: We act on what we know is right

Evolution: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world

Love: We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

Specialty Finishes is QP-1 certified by the Society for Protective Coatings (known as SSPC) for field applications to complex industrial and marine structures such as ships, bridges, off-shore drilling platforms, storage tanks, waste water treatment facilities, and more including food and beverage facilities. Specialty Finishes is the only Oregon Company which is also QP-3 certified for permanent shop coating operations.


Responsible for sandblasting steel products to required degree needed to SSPC standards, and directing associates where needed

Responsible for painting products to required specification, and directing associates where needed.

Successfully performs work as an individual, as a member of a single craft, or multi-craft work crew. Performs work with minimal supervision safely and efficiently. Other duties may be assigned.

Live and exemplify the Vigor Values within self and team.


Operate and maintain all sandblasting equipment

Responsible for completing all assigned blasting tasks such as masking/protecting any surfaces from blast media

Requires forklift training, blast media handling and storage

Blast recovery and/or disposal processes

Identification of non-serviceable blast media

Perform Soluble Salt Tests and reference acceptance criteria

Test and document environmental conditions and reference acceptance criteria.

Perform preventative maintenance inspections on personal blast equipment including hose, nozzle, light, hood etc.

Troubleshoot and repair field equipment including, blast pot, dust collector, vacuum, compressor, dehumidifier, etc.

Working knowledge of both airless and conventional spray equipment and techniques

Responsible for completing assigned tasks such as:

o Performing SSPC SP1
o Masking

o Stripe Coating

o Maintaining associated painting equipment

Care and identification of serviceable coatings and thinners

Safe work habits


Manage a daily budget of hours vs. daily output

Flag any production issues that may impact the schedule

Applies coatings to complex structures with minimal to no quality problems

o Epoxies and Acrylics

o Urethanes and Polysiloxanes


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions, regarding daily functions, safety rules and regulations, and possible hazardous conditions.

Ability to give instruction to others assigned to assist on projects.


Must understand good sandblasting/painting practice

Must have working knowledge of different blast media and purpose

Working knowledge of blast nozzle sizes, styles and purpose

Working knowledge of all level of surface preparation SPI-1

Working knowledge of determining blast profile using Testex Tape

Understand ricochet, dust collection, and airflow

Working knowledge of post blast conditions such as rust bloom

Knowledge of blast signals to communicate with blast pot tender

Knowledge of basic operation of wheel blast machines

Knowledge of blast pot tending requirements

Demonstrates ability to blast 65 sqft to SP-10 in 1 hour

Ability to determine PSI requirements and settings

Ability to determine blast media suitability for use

Ability to perform a blotter test in accordance with ASTM 4285

Know SSPC written definitions of blast standards 5, 6, 7, 10

Working knowledge of manufactures P.D.S.

Ability to mix coatings

Working knowledge of between coat preparation

Working knowledge of surface preparation standards SP1-SP10

An ability to function in a safe manner and in accordance with company and industry standards

Able to identify and repair unsafe conditions

Ability to set-up/teardown, and clean paint application equipment

Ability to calculate required WFT needed in order to achieve desired DFT

Knowledge of what the number on an airless tip signify

Knowledge to identify a distorted spray fan/pattern and ways to correct

Knowledge of what the number on an airless tip signify

Identify a distorted spray fan/pattern and ways to correct

Demonstrates ability to coat 100 sqft with 2% or less rework in 20 minutes with no holidays

Test and document environmental conditions and reference acceptance criteria

Conduct Dry Film Thickness measurements according to SSPC PA-2

3 years’ experience in industrial sandblasting/painting, or a demonstrated skill set allowing individual to blast/paint to specifications with minimal oversight.


Must demonstrate the ability to obtain the following certifications within two years of hire:

o C-12
o C-7
o OSHA 10
o Aerial / Boom lift


Ability to lift, carry 60LBs, or maneuver objects, difficult objects will be lifted with the assistance of mechanical means or additional manpower.

Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, kneel, twist, pull, push, grip, and climb.

May be exposed to excessive noise, paint gases and fumes, and varying weather conditions. May work in confined spaces or at height. Proper protective equipment will be provided as necessary.

This position may require occasional travel within the greater metropolitan area. Unless approved by the General Manager in advance, mileage accrued within this expected work areas will not be eligible for reimbursement but will be in alignment with Vigor’s reimbursement policy.
Must have the ability to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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