Surface Preparation Operative (Blaster)

Location: Chelmsford

Hours: 39 hrs per week Mon- Wed 7am – 5:30pm, Thurs 7am – 4:30pm (30 min lunch) (Friday, Saturday and Sundays off)

Salary : £12 – £13 per hour (Depending on experience)

Benefits: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, healthcare, overtime options

Adecco are excited to be working alongside their client based in Chelmsford, who are looking to hire a Surface Preparation Operative to join their team on a full-time permanent basis.

The purpose of this role will be to Blast, Aerolyte and Chemically strip in accordance with numerous Aerospace customers’ specifications and requirements using various blast media.


  • Demonstrate the correct use of blasting PPE provided.
  • Ensure the relevant paperwork is provided to include drawings and instructions.
  • To blast using the various, approved equipment, and general maintenance of the equipment provided.
  • Operation of the extractor unit including setup and waste media removal.
  • Responsible for ordering sundries and media.
  • Maintenance and good housekeeping of the blast equipment and facility.
  • Perform any other duties within your capabilities as directed by the Company.

  • Previous metal blasting preferred but not essential.
  • Surface Preparation/Masking experience would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Adaptive to constantly changing workloads and priorities thereof.
  • Able to use own initiative and problem solve.
  • Able to work overtime including weekends, as and when necessary.
  • This role is physically demanding and will require a relatively fit candidate as there is a large amount of manual labour required.
  • Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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