AECOM Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Spec II in Las Vegas, Nevada

Business Line Government

Position Title Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Spec II

United States of America - Nevada

Las Vegas

Job Summary

Purpose and Scope:

The incumbent provides technical support and set standards for conducting ordnance response projects, perform reconnaissance, classification, disposing, transporting, storage of UXO complying with Federal, state and local laws. UXO Technicians perform unexploded ordnance (UXO)-related operations including military munitions responses, range clearance activities, range maintenance, and inspection or certification of munitions debris and range related debris being considered for transfer or release from DoD control.

Essential Responsibilities:

1) Conduct visual and/or detector-aided UXO and discarded military munitions (DMM) field search activities.

2) Understand range clearance requirements and procedures including safety and environmental concerns.

3) Locate subsurface UXO and DMM by operating geophysical detection instruments and related equipment.

4) Perform field maintenance and calibration checks on geophysical detection instruments and related equipment.

5) Remove non-hazardous munitions debris and range-related debris, only after such items have been inspected and determined to be safe for handling.

6) Perform site/area security functions.

7) Identify all types of military munitions, including possible fuzes and their condition, armed or unarmed to include bombs, projectiles, military explosives and demolition materials

8) Determine precise location in field environment using a variety of techniques such as use of global positioning equipment, or basic land navigation techniques using topographical map and compass.

9) Prepare an on-site holding area to temporarily stow MEC that has an acceptable risk of movement.

10) Escort personnel who are not directly involved in UXO-related operations (e.g., personnel performing environmental monitoring), but have activities to perform within exclusion areas.

11) Operate modes of transportation for transporting UXO, for which the risk of movement has been determined acceptable, when appropriate.

12) Inspect MPPEH for the presence of explosives safety hazards.

13) Perform field collection procedures to identify contaminated soil.

14) Inspect MPPEH for the presence of explosives safety hazards.

15) Perform risk-hazard analysis, maintenance and operator checks on all team equipment.

16) Assist in performing reconnaissance and classification of UXO identification of US and foreign guided missiles, bombs and bomb fuses, grenades and grenade fuses, rockets and rocket fuses, land mines and associated components.

17) Dispose of ammunition/explosives by detonation, assisting in the operation of personnel decontamination station.

18) Assist in the inspection of salvage UXO-related material and erection of UXO-related protective works.

19) Provide support labor for palletizing, packaging and shipping of munitions bodies and inert and energetic parts.

20) Perform daily inspections of hazardous waste storage areas.

21) Monitor tank levels and process instrumentation.

22) Mix and prepare various chemical solutions.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

High school diploma/equivalent and 3 years’ experience in munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation, plus specific project/explosives safety training. Completed 200 hours of training on MEC (Munitions and Explosives of Concern), MPPEH (Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard), and 40 hours of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training. Technicians shall complete training to include explosives safety; recognition of munitions and MEC, particularly UXO; and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment. Must be able to operator forklift or material handling lifting devices, and demonstrate experience working in procedurally, environmental and safety compliant environment. Unexploded ordnance experience. Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle drivers’ license. Position may require travel. Position requires the ability to qualify for and maintain a Top-Secret Security Clearance. Position may require travel.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Works in proximity to toxic chemical munitions. May enter areas containing toxic chemicals or chemical munitions and explosives. Work occasionally involves standing for long periods. May lift up to 50 pounds. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May require work in high temperature, dusty or confined areas. May require work using and/or wearing protective equipment. The individual’s supervisor assures that the degree of risk is reduced to the lowest level. Required to work a schedule of rotating eight or twelve-hour (normally) shifts, including weekends and holidays. Must be able to acknowledge and respond to Emergency lights and sirens and be capable of wearing a protective mask.

Preferred Qualifications

Incumbents preferred.

What We Offer

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Job Category Military Support

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 165163BR