UXO Technician II (Skillbridge Opportunity)
Skillbridge candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Amentum is an Industry Partner of the Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge Program.
Provides technical oversight, support and sets standards for UXO and support personnel conducting range clearance operations including unexploded ordnance (UXO)-related operations. Assigned tasks include ordnance response projects, performs reconnaissance, classification, disposing, transporting, and storage of UXO complying with federal, state and local laws.
Investigate for and identify MEC (Munitions and Explosives of Concern) and MPPEH (Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard), including explosive residues in media (soil, oil, etc.), on range, targets, target elements, buildings and installed equipment.
Identify different types of military munitions, including whether a military munition’s fuse is armed or unarmed.
Perform on-site demilitarization of MEC and handling of demolition materials.
Inspect munitions, munition components, and targets for the presence of explosive hazards.
Supervise personnel assisting in range clearances to ensure hazardous items are not inadvertently moved or removed.
Inspect MPPEH IAW DoDI 4140.62 to identify and remove MDEH before it can be declared MDAS.
Able to fully perform all UXOSP and for UXOTI and UXOTII functions.
Perform risk-hazard analysis, maintenance and operator checks on all team equipment.
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.
Locate subsurface UXO using military and/or civilian magnetometers.
Direct operator maintenance of military and/or civilian magnetometers.
Locate surface UXO using visual means and assist in transporting and storing UXO.
Responsible for demolition of materials, preparing non-electric firing system for all UXO disposal operation, preparing electric firing system for an UXO disposal operation and disposing of ammunition/explosives by burning.
Dispose of ammunition/explosives by assisting in the operation of personnel decontamination station.
Assist in the inspection of salvage UXO-related material and erection of UXO-related protective works.
Provide additional operational mission, test, and exercise support as required.
May provide instructions or work direction to lower level technicians.
Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum Requirements :
High school diploma or equivalent and 8 years of EOD/UXO experience, prior military EOD and/or commercial UXO experience in munitions, response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation, plus specific project/explosives safety training.
Shall be a graduate of U.S. Naval School EOD and meet the requirements of the DoD Explosive Safety Board (Technical Paper-18).
Completed 200 hours of training on MEC (Munitions and Explosives of Concern), and MPPEH (Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard).
Graduate of an OSHA-compliant (29 CFR 1910.120) 40-hour HAZWOPER course.
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 operate forklift or material handling/lifting devices, and demonstrate experience working in procedurally, environmental and safety compliant environment.
Unexploded ordnance experience desired.
Must possess and maintain a valid state issued motor vehicle drivers’ license.
Valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) endorsement.
Position requires the ability to qualify for and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:
Works in proximity to toxic chemical munitions. May enter areas containing toxic chemicals or chemical munitions. Work involves standing for long periods. May lift up to 50 pounds. May require work in high temperature, dusty or confined areas. May require work using and/or wearing protective equipment. 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. The individual’s supervisor assures that the degree of risk is reduced to the lowest level. Required to work a schedule of rotating eight, ten (normally), or twelve-hour shifts, including weekends and holidays. Required to travel frequently with overnight stays. Must be able to acknowledge and respond to emergency lights and sirens and be capable of wearing a protective mask.
Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.