Senior Armament Technician
This is a temporary position in Germany. Specific information pertaining to deployment period, eligibility for early deployment bonus and completion bonuses will all be provided upon award. Current information indicates that the length of employment could be approximately 6 months. We anticipate government approval of this effort in the next 30 days or less.
The Senior Armament Technician will assist with managing activities and personnel engaged in maintenance and repair of field artillery (M109’s, M1A2’s, breech maintenance, borescopes, Recoil exercise, 120mm mortars, M242 chain gun M2A3, and armament systems for the Army Prepositioned Stocks – 2 (APS-2) contract.
As a Senior Armament Technician, the duties under this job title are to perform field and sustainment maintenance on artillery; responsible for the direct and general support maintenance; include the CROWS, Remote Weapons Station (RWS), M777A2 Howitzer, and 60mm, 81mm, and 120mm Mortars; responsible for the Cleaning, Inspecting, Servicing, Repairing, Disposition, Evacuation and Movement of all Weapons in support of APS-2. Determines serviceability of weapons, sub-assemblies and parts. Diagnoses and determines remedies for failures commonly encountered in the repair of systems using a variety of diagnostic techniques and TMDE with little or no supervision. Mounts and dismounts turret and vehicle mounted weapons as required. Safely uses common hand tools and shop equipment effectively without assistance. May instruct other employees in proper repair maintenance procedures. Will be required to maintain accurate, computer-based records. Required to conduct and/or receive cross training as directed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Determines the nature and extent of repairs required; disassembles and examines parts and assemblies for serviceability; replaces parts and assemblies as required.
- Repairs replace and/or modify barrel assemblies, upper receivers, lower receiver, gas tubes, gas rings, feed trays, feed pawls, buffer, and their related components.
- Determines serviceability of parts; exercises initiative to maintain productive progress and accepts responsibility for the results.
- Safely uses common hand-tools and shop equipment effectively without assistance.
- Diagnoses and determines remedies for failures commonly encountered in the repair of towed artillery and small arms, with little or no supervision, using a variety of diagnostic techniques and practices.
- Instruct other employees in the proper repair maintenance procedures and capabilities of small arms and towed artillery maintenance and related TMDE.
- Maintains discipline and enforces performance standards.
- Performs other duties and assignments as required.
- Maintain a daily timesheet and daily manning report and ensuring times are accurate.
- Perform borescopes, recoil and breech maintenance
- Must be able to supervise and train subordinates in all aspect of the field.
- Know how to look up parts to order using the Technical Manuals for equipment.
- Be able to lift 50 lbs. in order to mount and dismount weapons systems.
- Be able to work in confined spaces such as turrets.
Qualification & Experience Requirements: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
- 1 year of leadership experience required.
- High School graduate or equivalent.
- Must be able to meet and maintain all base access security requirements.
- Must be able to meet and maintain all Logistic Information System (LIS) access requirements (Common Access Card).
- Military experience preferred.
- Formal training (Completion of US Army MOS 45K/USMC 2111 or NATO military organization equivalent course or civilian equivalent
- Excellent computer, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Computer skills include a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
1) PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Must be able to lift 25 lbs. continuously, 50 intermittently.
- Ability to perform job duties efficiently and effectively up to a 48-hour work week.
- Must be able to endure long hours (overtime as required)
2) WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Works alone, with and around others, verbal/face-to-face contact, inside/outside, extended days, confined areas, extreme heat/cold, temperature changes, wet and/or humid, noise, mechanical and electrical equipment, high places, fumes/odors and dirt/dust.
- Must be able to endure long hours (overtime as required), exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.
- May be required to deploy on missions on short notice at the direction of the PMO.
This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Employee may be asked to perform other duties as required.