Parts Cleaner I
Performs chemical and mechanical cleaning of parts and other metal products by hand, solvent bath or other processes to remove unwanted materials. Cross trains in other complementary skills as needed to support production requirements.
- Operates metal cleaning equipment such as vapour blasters, wheelabrators, deburrers and blast cabinets using a variety of blast media to remove excess welds, rust, scale and other material from surfaces of metal parts, castings and other metal products.
- Performs in process cleaning, air drying and buffing.
- Identifies and segregates ferrous, non-ferrous and titanium parts for specific cleaning processes.
- Immerses metal products in chemical cleaning and stripping solutions.
- Performs mechanical cleaning of parts such as grit blasting, vapour blasting and glass beading.
- Prepares and masks surfaces prior to cleaning.
- Prepares parts for non-destructive testing.
- Cleans and maintains cleaning tanks and equipment; monitors chemicals through titration checks.
- Participates in continuous improvement of cell processes.
- Cross trains in other complementary skills and seeks endorsements for those skills as needed to support production requirements.
- Moves between production assignments that utilize multiple skills endorsements as needed to support production requirements.
- Participates in the cross training of other technicians as needed to support production requirements.
- Responsible for observing all applicable safety requirements and reporting immediately any unsafe practices/conditions.
- Carries out other duties as assigned.
- Thorough knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
- Thorough knowledge of titrating chemicals.
- Working knowledge of material safety data sheets and the handling of hazardous materials/chemicals.
- Working knowledge of related company instructions, company processes, MSDS labels and original equipment manufacturer manuals for cleaning and related processes.
- Working knowledge of production management computer systems.
- Regularly required to stand for prolonged periods.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (unassisted) for approximately 75% of the average work day.
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