Job Description

Sandblaster/General Laborer

Universal Tank & Fabrication is an industry leading manufacturer of pressure vessels and specialized fabrications serving customers throughout North America. We are currently seeking a full time Sandblaster/General Laborer in Dubuque, IA. Join the UTF family and become part of an organization that's delivering on our promise of quality.

Duties & Responsibilities:

We Pride ourselves in being 100% Customer Driven while holding ourselves to the highest level of Trust, Honor and Integrity. We must be Team Players and be willing to do what it takes to be Technically Superior. Qualified candidates must be driven to deliver the highest quality products on the market, while continuously holding ourselves accountable to UTF's Core Values highlighted above.

  • Sandblasting in a variety of tank sizes
  • Steel shot or glass bead blasting as required per ASTM and paint specs
  • Must wear a full head respirator when blasting and proper PPE
  • Grinding and sanding welds to meet various welding codes
  • Hydrostatically test vessels and tanks as required
  • Package and load product for shipment.
  • Install internal and external components
  • Perform other tasks as necessary


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic crane operation and material handling (material handling)
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the willingness to work with others in a team environment
  • Exceptional listening skills and able to take direction well from others
  • Read tape measure to 1/16"
  • Basic hand tool knowledge
  • Climb ladders, wear a respirator and fit through manways as required
  • Willingness to fill in wherever necessary which includes occasionally working different shifts

See first-hand some of the incredible projects we have built over the years on our web site at

Reports to: Plant Manager
*Equal Opportunity Employer