1+ months

Metal Finisher/Sandblaster

Ephrata, PA 17522
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Requisition ID: 17362Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs, and chassis. Driven by a commitment to quality and innovation, Spartan and its portfolio of brands Spartan Fire Apparatus and Chassis, Smeal Fire Apparatus, and Ladder Tower (LT) offer a broad range of apparatus to meet specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry. Spartan has a rich history in fire apparatus manufacturing with over 250 years of combined experience. Spartan Emergency Response is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency, commercial, and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, school buses, terminal trucks, RV’s, luxury buses, and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year. 

SCOPE: Perform duties to sand, grind, mount, or repair any unit preparation for welding, assembly operations or paint, to meet specifications as part of the manufacture of large, custom, special purpose vehicles, working within the limits of prescribed routines.


  • Work from process sheet, shop orders, prints, schedule, pick-lists, and instructions.
  • Review material and production requirements. Obtain and accumulate tools and materials, move to work area. 
  • Blow off and wipe down components or unit to remove grit, grease, and other foreign surfaces. 
  • May sand or grind pats or bevel edged in preparation for welding. May feather, flute, flat and level grind, remove server corners to overcome surface stress areas subject to fatigue fractures or perform other similar conditions.  May remove sharp edges or burns, detect dents, holes, and substrate defects, apply fillers, file or sand area to meet surface finish requirements.  May apply primer over corrected areas of body and expose aluminum. 
  • Recognize and call attention to weld defects such as fractures, voids, porosity, and distortion. Check and recognize part surfaces requiring smooth surfaces, sand as required. Change grades of abrasive or compounds to suit finishing requirements and to finish surfaces of parts to prepare for future processing or as a final process.
  • May remove doors or other components and place on work stand or fixture, pull required hinges and backup knars and mount in place.
  • May flat surface sand specified pieces and vary pressure of sander to obtain symmetrical pattern across surface to meet cosmetic requirements.
  • Monitor the quality of work performed in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Follow work standards
  • Must be able to perform within physical requirements including, but not limited to 45 lb. single lift; walking, kneeling, squatting and standing for long periods of time. 


  • Perform or assist with any operations, as required or directed, to maintain workflow or respond to production requirements.
  • May be required to perform other duties not listed but needed by Supervisor in order to keep trucks on schedule.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Hand and powered tools, spraying equipment, forklift, fixtures, sanders, grinders, tape measures, squares, files.



  1. SAFETY: Follow Ladder Tower General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility, and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment. Promote safety in department. Use proper lifting techniques and overhead hoist when needed. Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy. Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.
  2. QUALITY: Responsible for the quality of work. This requires defect-free work and understanding of the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to job duties and responsibilities. Must be able to check work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards. Identify and segregate non-conforming product. Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.
  3. FLEXIBILITY: Able and willing to work in other areas as needed. Must be flexible in taking lunch and breaks when workflow requires. Willing to work additional hours as necessary.
  4. INITIATIVE: Actively participate in continuous improvement of products and processes to better serve customers and improve the overall profitability of Ladder Tower. Actively seek out work in other areas when current assignment is complete. Make suggestions for improving product quality, processes, safety, and company profitability.
  5. TEAMWORK: Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player. Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures. Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of Ladder Tower and its employees. Teamwork will be required to be effective in daily production assignments as well as special improvement projects.
  6. CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures, and policies.
  7. LEADERSHIP: Lead the team, provide innovative thought leadership on strategies to grow market share, increase profitability, and meet long-term business goals.
  8. ACTION-ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard; is action-oriented and energetic; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seize more opportunities than others.
  9. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; read situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation.
  10. DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  11. DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.



  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral
  • Good math skills
  • Forklift license (must be able to obtain a Ladder Tower-issued forklift license)
  • Recordkeeping abilities
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Ladder Tower safety practices



  1. Lift/Push/Pull- Exerting up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  2. Climbing- Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  3. Stooping- Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  4. Kneeling- Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  5. Crouching/Crawling/Reaching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  6. Standing- Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  7. Walking- Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  8. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performing mechanical tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment
  9. The worker is required to wear a respirator and is therefore required to pass a pulmonary function test.
  10. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.


REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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  • Automotive
Posted: 2023-02-03 Expires: 2023-06-23

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