Top Sand Blaster Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Sand Blaster. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Sand Blaster resumes they appeared on. For example, 21.4% of Sand Blaster resumes contained Directs Blast as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Sand Blaster actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Sand Blaster resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Directs Blast

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Here's how Directs Blast is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Start equipment that directs blast or flow of abrasive-laden compressed air, gas, or liquid over surface of parts.
  • Start equipment that directs blast or flow of abrasive-laden compressed air, gas, or liquid over surface of parts.

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2. Safety Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Followed safety procedures and company guidelines on a daily basis.
  • Maintained excellent housekeeping and safety procedures and precautions.
  • Make sure all employees adhere to all safe work practices and are versed in safety procedures.
  • Followed all safety procedures and specifications.
  • Green Task Statement Complied with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods.
  • see below) in accordance with operation training and guidelines and safety procedures.

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3. Water Tanks

high Demand
Here's how Water Tanks is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Sandblast inside of water tanks and towers, maintenance them, and paint them.
  • Blast and apply surface coatings to liquid fertilizer tanks, water tanks, piping, and structural steel.
  • Performed daily tasks and sandblasted in bilge tanks, water tanks, ballast tanks, etc.
  • Sandblasted and painted inside of water tanks from floor to ceiling.
  • Sandblasted and painted water tanks.
  • Painted interior and exterior water tanks.

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4. Rail Cars

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Here's how Rail Cars is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Bead blast, piant, weld together& connect rail cars
  • Conducted duties as sandblaster and painter for maintenance of rail cars.
  • Sandblasted insides of rail cars and prepared them for paint.
  • Blast and clear paint and lining from interior and exterior of rail cars.
  • Metal Grit Blasted interiors and exteriors of Industrial Rail Cars.
  • Blasted and painted interior and exterior rail cars.

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5. Blast Room

high Demand
Here's how Blast Room is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Operate and Maintain blasting equipment Work in blast room Maintain positive air pressure system

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6. Grit

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Here's how Grit is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Position: Industrial Sand Blaster Responsibilities: Set up equipment, Sand blast, Water blast or wet grit blast.
  • Up to date on all safety changes Skills Used blasted with sand, grit and black beauty
  • Touch blast ,shovel grit out tower sweep and air blow out .reload hopper
  • Have the ability to use wire strippers, solder pots, soldering irons, basic forming tools, grit blast machine.
  • Set up and run parts through water jet machine to remove any excess grit and materials from parts.
  • Maintain rail cars by using grit blast to clean away graffiti and rust before cars undergo rebuild and repainting

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7. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Use heavy equipment such as forklifts to load and unload paint and other products.
  • card and I.S.T.C heavy equipment operators license through company.
  • Operated and maintained heavy equipment.
  • Use heavy equipment to compact waste in container to maximize allowable weight.
  • Spray paint and sandblast heavy equipment, such as oil rigs, using spray gun and sandblasting equipment.
  • Sandblast heavy equipment, tanks, silos, piping to clean and prepare surfaces for painting.

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8. Hard-Composition Objects

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Here's how Hard-Composition Objects is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Abrade surfaces of metal or hard-composition objects.

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9. Painting Equipment

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Here's how Painting Equipment is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Maintain Equipment Industrial Painters are responsible for maintenance of their painting equipment, some of which is quite technical.
  • Used conventional spray painting equipment for application of various technical coatings.
  • Maintained blasting pit and blasting/painting equipment.
  • Performed routine maintenance on all sandblasting, and painting equipment.
  • Prepared surfaces for coating, maintained sandblasting and spray painting equipment, mixed, blended, and applied coats of paint.
  • Clean and maintain sandblasting & painting equipment as well as operate forklifts, man lifts, power washers, compressors & generators

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10. Abrasive Mixture

high Demand
Here's how Abrasive Mixture is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Turn valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through nozzle or into tumbling barrel.
  • Adjusted and regulated pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through nozzle and into tumbling barrel.
  • Adjust valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through nozzle.
  • Regulate air compressor equipment pressure and composition of abrasive mixture.
  • Turned valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture that flowed through nozzle and into tumbling barrel.
  • Adjust regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through sprayer nozzle Inspect parts to make sure it meet all requirements.

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11. Sand

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Here's how Sand is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Participated in sand blasting of patio furniture for future refinishing.
  • Completed basic repairs of sandblasting equipment.
  • Operate an automatic sand blaster that has the same purpose as the manual blaster for smaller or more narrow metal parts.
  • Operated Fork Lift & Sand Blaster - Picked up copper/bronze castings and sand blasted them prior to them being cut
  • Paint Booth Operator, Sandblasting, Paint Mixing, Forklift Operator, Loaded & Unloaded Trucks, and Packing/Shipping
  • Applied tape to pipe flanges to prepare them for sandblasting and painting, then removed prior to inspection.
  • Present Various duties include millwright assembly and also sand blasting stainless steel parts to be assembled for production.
  • Contracted to sandblast and paint the tower located above the observation deck of The Empire State Building.
  • Operated equipment such as sanders, pressure cleaners, steam cleaners, hoists, forklifts and respirators.
  • Prepare sand rough surface clean and roll tight spots to paint with spray pot or airless.
  • Completed sand blasting and painting duties provided to me on a daily basis by my supervisor.
  • Paint and sand blast concrete plants, cement trucks, rock crushers, and industrial buildings.
  • Removed the old coats of paint by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, and blasting.
  • Washed structures to remove dirt and grease, sandpaper rough spots, and brush off dust.
  • Worked on buildings using sand gun, blasting cleaning paint and concrete of building walls.
  • Cleaned up my area on a daily basis * Changed screens on the sand blasting machine
  • Paint and sand blasting tanks and structural steel parts various areas of the industrial trade.
  • Smooth's wooden and plaster surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, and sanding machines.
  • Job Duties: Sandblast and painting of valve settings, Drips, Pipelines ext.
  • Sandblasted Military Vehicles and priming them for painting in a full service production facility.

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12. High Pressure

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Here's how High Pressure is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Used high pressure portable air compressor to remove rust, scale or old paint.
  • Deal with high pressure situations at the finish end as we complete products to achieve shipping dates.
  • Use steel grit with a high pressure blast hose to blast paint off of the assigned areas.
  • Handle Jet Blaster hose at high pressure levels to remove paint from ships.
  • Operated and maintained high pressure low volume spray machines.
  • General Labor: High pressure water, sand and dry ice blasting.Kroger monroe, Mi.

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13. Personal Protective Equipment

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Here's how Personal Protective Equipment is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Use and wear personal protective equipment as indicated by the task or environment.
  • Trained to wear personal protective equipment depending on the chemical hazards.
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times such as a full body harness and half mask respirator.
  • Clean and maintain painting and coating, ventilation, compressed air and personal protective equipment.
  • Identify, recognize and demonstrate safe usage of appropriate personal protective equipment for the craft.
  • Wear proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at all times in areas when signage is present.

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14. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Used power tools, hand tools, pliers, wrenches, and many types of tools to meet specifications.
  • Operate hand tools to prepare vessels for finishing before application of paint materials.
  • operated hand tools and power tools such as Grinders and Buffers.
  • Interpreted drawings Use Various types of Hand Tools, Air tools, Electric tools, &Battery Powered tools.
  • Load materials into well holes or into equipment, using hand tools.
  • Repair and maintain automotive and drilling equipment, using hand tools.

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15. Ensure Conformance

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Here's how Ensure Conformance is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Inspected finished parts of assigned products to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Examined finished surfaces to ensure conformance to specification; met surface prep standards at level SP-5 and SP-10.
  • Inspected finished parts of assigned products to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Examine finished parts to ensure conformance to specs.
  • Examined finished parts to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands, in order to ensure conformance to established standards.

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16. Machine Hopper

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Here's how Machine Hopper is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Shoveled and poured abrasives, such as sand, grit and shot of specified grade into machine hopper.
  • Shovel or pour abrasives such as; sand, grit, or shot of specifiedgrade into machine hoppers.
  • Shovel and pour abrasives into machine hopper Load parts on rack in enclosed rooms Ensuring finished parts conformance to specifications

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17. Aluminum

average Demand
Here's how Aluminum is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Blasted paint off of aluminum wheels in cabinet.

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18. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Loaded and unloaded material for transportation.
  • Verified steel material was blasted to the proper mill specifications for each job and transported blasted material to the paint department.
  • Loaded all equipment to perform industrial painting and sand blasting onto semi trailers and transported to various projects across Texas.
  • Utilize hoists, jacks, overhead bridge cranes, overhead cranes, and assistance of other workers when heavier.
  • Lead foreman - ran pipe sandblasting crew on site at oil field refineries.
  • Build tank batteries and piping structures to transfer petroleum liquids immediately to pipeline.
  • Operate overhead cranes to lift heavy parts and move them to trailers.
  • Operated over head crane, rigged heavy pipe, sand blasted fittings
  • Use forklift and 25 ton overhead crane to move material.
  • Operate 25 ton overhead crane to move pipe around.
  • Transported valves to shipping using cranes and forklifts.
  • Operated forklifts transporting valves around the shop.
  • Operate forklifts, tractors, and cranes
  • Blast casting parts with sand, bead, or water, and then transport the part to the next department.
  • Operated forklift, machinery and operated crane in a safe manner.
  • Clean and sanitize all containers of chemicals by running through furance.
  • Prepared paint, supplies, paint, sandblast Transport workers and materials
  • Perform permit required confined space entrant & attendant duties 10.
  • Move product with Forklift, Towmotors, Overhead Cranes.
  • Filter Specialist Inc. 2302 S. North Rd., Grand Island, NEworked in hydro department cleaning and pressure testing filter vessels.

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19. Small Parts

average Demand
Here's how Small Parts is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Manipulated small parts under nozzle for specified interval.

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20. Powder Coat

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Here's how Powder Coat is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Clean, prep, and blast auto and motor components to ready materials for powder coating.

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21. Job Site

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Here's how Job Site is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Arrive at location and prep the job site for blasting.
  • Work with crew on job sites for Water and Fire damage repair
  • Transport and secure explosive materials in and around the job site.
  • Clean and maintain the job site and drainage containment.
  • Assist in construction blasting on various job sites
  • Cleaned up job sites after construction.

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22. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Pick up and delivery of hazardous and non-hazardous waste and materials with a sharp focus on customer service.
  • Maintain customer service with clients and to engage for special needs.

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23. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Ensured all steel material was handled safely and in accordance to OSHA regulations and company safety procedure.
  • Used proper safety equipment as required by OSHA.
  • Acquire materials and supervise projects Accomplishments Acquired multiple certifications ,dot training,osha,and computer training.
  • Designated and supervised proper disposal of all waste material, to include redirection of recyclable sand material per OSHA requirements
  • Traveled statewide preparing bridges for sandblasting and painting *Containment of hazardous material to meet OSHA requirements
  • Maintained a clean, clear, and safe work area according to OSHA Standards.

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24. Water Towers

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Here's how Water Towers is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Travel across the United States prepping/sandblasting and painting water towers as high as 120 ft in the air.
  • Repainted water towers and trained new employees.
  • Power washed, sand blasted, primed, and painted interior & exterior of high-rise water towers.
  • Set ladders, scaffolds and hoists in place for taking supplies in and out of water towers.
  • Job Duties: sandblasted and painted water towers in different states and counties
  • Rigged equipment to go up on water towers inside and outside.

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25. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Use different types of paints for the requested job.
  • Sandblasted paper mill structures and different types of tanks that where use to hold water and chemicals.
  • Traveled with road crew painting and sandblasting several different types of tanks/ containers.
  • Sprayed many different types of paints, zinc, coal tar.
  • mixed and applied different types of paint.
  • mixed and applied different types of paint.

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26. Air Pressure

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Here's how Air Pressure is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Air Pressures are regulated by me in addition to positioningblast nozzle in proper blast position for various materials.

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27. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • General work that might be unpleasant, but that needed doing.
  • Coordinated with the refinery to verify the schedule and any other concerns that might develop.
  • Blast tanks using silica sand, prep for paint weld parts using Lincoln mig welders.
  • Experience in Mig Welding, Cutting Torch.

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28. New Things

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Here's how New Things is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Learn new things, worked at a new place and made new friends.

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29. Structural Surfaces

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Here's how Structural Surfaces is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Paint structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns.
  • Painted walls, equipment, buildings, bridges and structural surfaces.
  • Painted equipment and structural surfaces.

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30. Car Parts

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Here's how Car Parts is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Blasted roller coaster track and car parts.
  • Job includes sand blasting various types of turbo engine parts as well as various other types of car parts for customers.

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31. JSA

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Here's how JSA is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Participated in daily safety meetings, contributed to job planning and JSA planning as needed.
  • Perform JSA for each task that is assigned.
  • Complete JSA'S and work permits daily.
  • Filled out paperwork on a daily basis such as JSA, QC reports, and Timesheets and send to supervisors.
  • Perform JSA and duties as well as travel to and from locations safely in a timely manner.
  • Fill out JSA Sign into unit area.

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32. CPR

low Demand
Here's how CPR is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, and OSHA.
  • worked 3,500 ft underground, trained in cpr and first aid

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33. Touch UPS

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Here's how Touch UPS is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • operate conventional paint pot, paint small and large items and apply touch ups.

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34. General Labor

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Here's how General Labor is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • General labor and forklift experience moving equipment
  • Supervised general laborers, completed necessary paperwork, and met productivity demands.
  • General Laborer, sand blaster and painter for industrial government buildings.
  • Sandblast parts, prep parts for painting, general laborer.
  • General laborer, run blaster machine, make man-hole covers, curbs, etc.
  • General labor, Scaffold helper, occasional hole watcher.

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35. Clean Equipment

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Here's how Clean Equipment is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Paint all parts that were blasted clean equipment.
  • Disassemble paint and sandblasting equipment and clean equipment.
  • Clean equipment and work areas.

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36. Blast Yard

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Here's how Blast Yard is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Apply protective coatings at a professional level at refineries, blast yard, paint shops and commercial buildings
  • Blast and paint units in blast yard move materials with forklift
  • Worked in the blast yard and tank farm sparyed tank liners and blasted some of the biggest tanks in the world
  • Worked in blast yard blasting&painting pipe !

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37. Proper USE

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Here's how Proper USE is used in Sand Blaster jobs:
  • Demonstrated the ability to read and understand all paint specifications and apply the proper use of PPE.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Sand Blaster

Directs Blast24.5%
Safety Procedures13.2%
Water Tanks12.1%
Rail Cars5.5%
Blast Room5.2%
Grit5%
Heavy Equipment3.6%
Hard-Composition Objects3.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Sand Blaster

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Directs Blast
Directs Blast
21.4%
21.4%
2
2
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
11.5%
11.5%
3
3
Water Tanks
Water Tanks
10.6%
10.6%
4
4
Rail Cars
Rail Cars
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Blast Room
Blast Room
4.5%
4.5%
6
6
Grit
Grit
4.4%
4.4%
7
7
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Hard-Composition Objects
Hard-Composition Objects
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
Painting Equipment
Painting Equipment
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Abrasive Mixture
Abrasive Mixture
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Sand
Sand
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
High Pressure
High Pressure
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment
2.1%
2.1%
14
14
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
2%
2%
15
15
Ensure Conformance
Ensure Conformance
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Machine Hopper
Machine Hopper
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Aluminum
Aluminum
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
RAN
RAN
1.8%
1.8%
19
19
Small Parts
Small Parts
1.8%
1.8%
20
20
Powder Coat
Powder Coat
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Job Site
Job Site
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Osha
Osha
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Water Towers
Water Towers
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Different Types
Different Types
1%
1%
26
26
Air Pressure
Air Pressure
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
MIG
MIG
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
New Things
New Things
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Structural Surfaces
Structural Surfaces
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Car Parts
Car Parts
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
JSA
JSA
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
CPR
CPR
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Touch UPS
Touch UPS
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
General Labor
General Labor
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Clean Equipment
Clean Equipment
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Blast Yard
Blast Yard
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Proper USE
Proper USE
0.5%
0.5%

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