Jacobs Ammunition Assembly Operator (Temporary with a possibility of becoming permanent) in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
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At the US Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) within Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jacobs Technology employees, along with our teammate companies Caelum, SOI, eLe, and Trident ensure the weapons, vehicles, and equipment that the war fighter depends on are safe, effective and reliable.
Load, Assembly Pack: Performs a broad range of duties in connection with the provision of ammunition assembly, disassembly, and modification. Custom load domestic or foreign ammunition items for both direct and in-direct fire ammunition testing to include standard, nonstandard, experimental, and prototype rockets, mortars, mines, projectiles, artillery, and tank ammunition to include depleted uranium (DU) rounds. Operates inert loading facility and calculates material blending requirements to inert load ammunition test items to simulate live load density. Handles toxic chemicals such as: acetone, Trichloride, Freon, denatured alcohol, paraffin wax, linseed oil, and barites. Collects test data by preparing written inspection reports on damage to munitions before and after rough handling, packaging, or transportation tests or munitions that have been fired and recovered for analysis tests. Critically inspects ammunition and components before and after environmental tests or sequential rough handling tests (e.g., drop, bounce and vibration) for extreme damage or deformation prior to assembly into test rounds. Inspects all operating and storage areas to ensure quality control is met and maintained during assembly, disassembly, modification and all phases of testing. Inspects and certifies material potentially presenting an explosive hazard (MPPEH) before release to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO) or to the general public. Operates computer equipment as an ongoing requirement to maintain an automated ammunition inventory and a continuous audit trail of ammunition assets. Provides full range of ammunition/explosives accountability functions including: physical inventories, data input/output, compatibility storage, research, ammunition warehousing, and similar functions. Processes issue and turn in of ammunition and explosive materials. Prepares Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) and conducts/participates in Hazard Analysis Working Groups (HAWGs) for ammunition processes and modifications.
Equipment Operation and Maintenance: Operates, adjusts, sets up and maintains locally fabricated and APE specialized for the trade such as: hydraulic presses, crimping machines, de-bulleting machines, resizing presses, sewing machines, primer insertion/removal machines and cartridge shaker machines. Operates automated digital weighing equipment, remote video monitoring and recording equipment. Uses various measuring devices, gauges and explosion proof multi-meters. In addition, uses a variety of hand tools, paints, stencils, adhesives, cleaning materials. Operates forklifts up to and including 6000-lb capacity and motor vehicles up to and including 5-ton capacity. Incumbent may work in different areas to include ammunition, weapons, environmental conditioning or ballistics.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
5 yrs. applicable experience, 2 of which are in loading, assembling and packing ammunition or comparable military experience.
Ammunition Certification Level II within one year of employment.
Class C CDL w/endorsement for HAZMAT & airbrakes within 6 months of employment.
HAZWOPER within 6 months of employment.
Possess a clearance for unaccompanied access to AA&E within 6 months of employment. Essential Functions Form:UNUSUAL OR SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION May require sitting in front of a computer for extended periods of time (up to 30%). The ability to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, crouch, kneel, reach above shoulder level and climb into or under a vehicle is required (up to 50%). Walking a minimum of 50 yards over rough terrain is required (up to 25%). The ability to push and pull as well as lift and carry up to 50 pounds is required (up to 50%).DESCRIPTION OF WORK ENVIRONMENTWork environment may be inside or outside depending on the task. The ability to work in outside field conditions that include hot and cold extreme temperatures and other outdoor climatic conditions is required (up to 25%). Must be able to work in areas where only portable restroom facilities are available (up to 25%). Work environment may be fast-paced and require work under pressure to meet deadlines associated with the completion of a task. Position will require multiple task efforts. Work may require being assigned to shift work (up to 20%).EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES INVOLVED IN WORK TASKSOperates computer equipment as an ongoing requirement to maintain an automated ammunition inventory and a continuous audit trail of ammunition assets. Uses various measuring devices, gauges and explosion proof multimeters. Uses a variety of hand tools, paints, stencils, adhesives, cleaning materials. Operates forklifts up to and including 6,000 pound capacity and motor vehicles up to and including 5 ton capacity.CRITICALITY OF ATTENDANCEAttendance is critical at all times during normal duty hours. Work outside of normal duty hours, including weekends and holidays, may be required with as little as one-hour advance notice.OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSMust be able to communicate effectively. Must be able to obtain an interim secret security clearance in order to gain access to required areas, networks and systems within thirty (30) days of date of your offer letter. Must be able to obtain and retain a secret security clearance. Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. Must be able to obtain and retain unescorted access to work areas. May be subject to hearing tests, laser eye exam, and complete blood count. If working with depleted uranium, an Urinebioassay and Invivo lung scan may also be required. May be subject to other physicals or exams if required to wear a respirator or are designated by the COR to have other physicals due to the work area in which you are assigned. May be subject to exposure to toxic chemicals such as acetone, trichloride, freon, denatured alcohol, paraffin wax, linseed oil, and barites. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal transportation for the purpose of moving around the proving ground to accomplish job functions and in order to operate a rental vehicle if and when travel is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a military driver’s license within 30 days of employment.
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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.