Unexploded Ordnance Technician II - #242885
Reliance Test & Technology
Date: 05/05/2021 01:00 AM
City: Santa Rosa Island, Florida
Salary: $33 / hour
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE TECHNICIAN II
AWEF, Test Area C-64 A/B/C
Open Position Request Number R-43-21
CBA Rate $32.63/hr
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions will include mechanical support and troubleshooting of multiple gas and powder gun systems. Will be required to load projectiles and build powder charges for 20mm, 50mm, 60mm, and 120mm research guns. Will be required to load and charge gas systems in the 2.5” oblique angle and 4” research guns, two stage light gas gun and High Explosive Survivability Test (Hest) gun. Must exercise independent judgment to ensure adequate safety at all times. Works from detailed procedures, often self-developed, that provides adequate safeguards to be employed while working with the various types of munitions. Buildup and placement of explosives charges to test plan specifications for air blast, blast pad and cased munitions arena detonations. Work with outer UXO personnel to clean explosive vacuum chambers, test structures and arenas after detonation. Must be able to meet respirator physical requirements. Other functions include receiving, unpacking, preparing, and delivering military munitions and commercial explosive which could include: missiles, rocket components, chemical and explosives for use or storage. May be required to prepare finished explosive charges from supplied raw materials using various operations such as blending, mixing and pressing.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports to a supervisor. Must be a graduate of US Naval EOD School or equivalent and have six years applicable experience. The Unexploded Ordnance Specialists specializing in the preparation of explosive charges will be required to have technical/military training and six years’ experience in conducting explosive processing/loading operations in a research and
development environment. Must be able to use laboratory scales, machinery and other instruments as needed. All unexploded ordnance specialists must be knowledgeable in the areas of chemical and/or material capability to ensure that munitions storage requirements are adequately established. Must have outstanding knowledge of explosive devices, fuses, solid propellants, pyrotechnics, and munitions. May provide research and development level support in preparing explosive charges from raw materials. May be required to have outstanding knowledge of explosive chemicals. May be required to work from detailed procedures and processes, often self-develop, that ensure adequate safeguards and proper criteria are met at all times while working with the various types of explosives/munitions. Exercises independent judgment directly reporting to the site supervisor/group leader. May be required to work directly with the customer, providing support at the Advanced Warhead Experimentation Facility and the High Explosive Research and Development Facility.
May be required to advise and work closely with higher-level personnel to ensure that adequate coordination and safety parameters have been established prior to acceptance of non-routine task assignments. Other functions require housekeeping and other job related tasks. May be required to handle hazardous materials and/or hazardous waste.
GENERAL DUTIES: May prepare explosives processing instruction sheets from formulation descriptions, and provide innovative suggestions for improving current and proposed explosive processing operations. May work with standard or developmental formulations for explosives performance evaluation. Must be capable of working with a variety of hand tools such as drills, wrenches, screwdrivers, and special tools required to assemble and disassemble munitions and other explosive devices. Must be capable and knowledgeable of the classification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and identification of U.S. and foreign guided missiles, bombs and grenades, fuses, rockets, land mines and associated components, pyrotechnics, military explosives and demolition materials. Locates surface UXO using visual means and operates motor vehicles to transport these materials. May be required to locate subsurface UXO using specialized equipment. Supervises all salvage of UXO related operations. Must have a knowledge of heavy equipment operations to be able to set explosive charge in place to meet mission requirements. Works directly with the customer to ensure adequate safeguards and proper criteria are met at all times. Must be capable of accurately diagnosing the probable cause of test item malfunction, relying heavily on precedent cases as well as on the basic knowledge of equipment and explosive devices and munitions. May be required to follow technical orders for maintaining gun and feed systems and performing periodic maintenance as required utilizing standard and special tools.
OTHER DUTIES: May be required to advise and work closely with higher-level personnel to ensure that adequate coordination and safety parameters have been established prior to acceptance of non-routine task assignments. Other functions require housekeeping and other job related tasks. May be required to handle hazardous materials and/or hazardous waste.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. All selected candidates must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation and drug test as a condition of placement into this position. Supports E-OMS operational objectives. Observes company Quality, Safety, Environmental, Security and Administrative policies; supports Process Improvement. Required to operate forklifts and general-purpose vehicles. May be required to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and shift work. Occasional TDY/travel may be required. A Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL) and training to meet CFR 49/DOT requirements for storage and transporting hazardous materials/explosives are required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed both inside and outside under a variety of environmental conditions, subjected to noise, fumes, and dirt from explosions and other operations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasionally required to stoop, bend, kneel, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions, and move heavy items.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.