Sandblaster / Painter

About the company 

As a large privately owned livestock transport company operating in Northern Australia, Road Trains of Australia (RTA) prides itself in having over 15 years of experience in safe & dependable transportation of livestock, petroleum and bulk commodities throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland using their fleet of 90+ prime movers.

About the role 

Reporting to the Workshop Supervisor, the Sandblaster/Painter is responsible for carrying out quality and timely spray painting and sand blasting to either refurbish or repair second-hand equipment along with new machine repair, detail, re-colour of all RTA equipment in accordance with best industry practices. 


  • Sand blasting and spray painting of various types of equipment and machinery 
  • Preparation and detailing of new machine build requirements
  • Using spray guns, adjust nozzles and paint mixes to enable proper paint flow and coating thickness
  • Sand equipment surfaces to remove flaws
  • Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and finish coatings
  • Paint areas by hand that cannot be reached with a spray gun
  • Complete accurate administrative tasks in relation to service activities, including submitting job sheets and timesheets
  • Maintain Cleanliness & Efficiency of Paint & Blast booths as well as all Paint & Blast Equipment.

Skills & experience 

  • Australian/New Zealand recognised qualification (Certificate III in Surface Preparation & Coating Application)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Current valid driver’s licence
  • Ability to work under time constraints
  • Ability to work safely as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy  

To apply for this exciting opportunity please select “Apply for this job”.  Applications must include a cover letter outlining your motivations for this position and a detailed resume.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact HR at

RTA encourages and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

RTA reserves the right to select a shortlist from the applications received.

The selection process employed will be at the discretion of RTA.

No agencies please.


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