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YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in setting up and operating manual sandblasting equipment for a variety of sandblasting tasks involved in the construction, repair, maintenance, overhaul and conversion of a variety of types and sizes of marine craft and vessels?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 2.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in determining proper masking material for cleaning method selected and vessel/ship surface to be cleaned?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 3.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in determining and applying appropriate surface treatment prior to painting to ensure a proper bonding of primers to bare metal and composite surfaces?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing sandblasting and water blasting on a wide variety of marine structures and objects, including shore and shipboard structures/objects?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 5.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in using blasting equipment to remove as little as one coat of paint without damaging underlying coat?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 6.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing blasting processes while working from scaffoldings and while wearing all required personal protective equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 7.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in setting up and operating manual sandblasting equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in using blasting equipment to achieve the specific surface profile required for coating system to be used?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 9.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in anticipating/avoiding potential damage by controlling blasting so that only paint or coating removal is accomplished without damage to materials and marine craft surfaces?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in operating different types of sandblasting equipment, such as cabinets, booths and portable equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 11.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing starch media blasting?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 12.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in interpreting instructions, specifications, technical orders and equipment operating manuals to determine the techniques of setting up work pieces and equipment for large or small surface areas?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 13.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in identifying hazards and properties of specific hazardous materials utilizing proper procedures for notification of hazardous waste spills?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 14.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in recognizing when and how to use proper personal protective equipment?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 15.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in maintaining extensive and precise nozzle openings and sweeping direction of blast over difficult internal and external surfaces without causing damages to work or injury to nearby workers?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 16.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in selecting nozzles for type of blasting job with proper offsets for reaching behind objects to carry out blasting operations safely?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


* 17.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in applying proper methods and techniques of blasting, such as distance of nozzle from surfaces, duration of blasting, angle of blast and methods for positioning and holding work pieces?
  1. I know little or nothing about this.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have used my knowledge or ability at the apprentice level, and have been closely supervised.
  4. I have independently used my knowledge or ability under normal supervision.
  5. I am consulted by other journeymen in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.






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