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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. This is your opportunity to help the war fighter ensure they are prepared while protecting our country.
Performs technical work within the Armaments and Munitions (AM) Division (AMD). The work requires the ability to select established methods, procedures, and techniques relative to the testing of large caliber (>40-mm) weapon systems, accessories and ammunition, mine and countermine systems, munition fragmentation and hazard classification, mortars, recoilless rifles, and non-lethal systems (i.e., flash-bang device, beanbag, personnel and vehicle restraint systems, etc.). The AMT III performs assigned tasks that are not necessarily standardized or prescribed related to test setup, test execution, test teardown, test item disposition, range maintenance, and facility operation with minimal oversight. The AMT III is able to extract information from field notes, manuals, or test plans to accomplish his/her tasks. He/she may mentor other technicians of the same or lesser grade on acceptable techniques and process improvements. He/she receives initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from the AMT IV, test officer or facility manager as needed and performs recurring work independently. The work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions. The tasks may relate to weapon setup and operation to include firing, weapon maintenance, operator level ammunition inspection, assembly/construction/setup of targets, target stands, fragmentation arenas, and witness packs; installation of basic instrumentation on test items and targets; operation and maintenance of specialized facility equipment such as mounts, muzzle and breech scopes/sights, quadrants, pressure gauges, survey equipment, rigging, weapon firing mechanisms, fragmentation collection, cleaning and characterization equipment, and weapon and ammunition accountability systems; transport of equipment, stowage, and ammunition to/around the test site; disassembly/demil of targets; operation of tools, vehicles, and equipment; collecting data from ballistics instrumentation (i.e., video scoring, velocity measurement, flash x-ray, etc); recording of test data. The AMT III may support operations at various test ranges or may be assigned to a specific AMD test facility (i.e., Main Front, Bldg 800, etc.).
5 yrs. applicable experience (AMT & SAT - 5 yrs. applicable experience firing weapons or equivalent test and evaluation range experience); or at least 60 credit hours or an Associate’s Degree and 3 yrs. applicable experience; or 30 credit hours and 4 yrs. applicable experience; or completion of a formal training program and 3 yrs. applicable experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree and 1 yr. applicable experience.
For Technician III (SAT & AMT), Ammunition Certification Level I; Forklift license; Possess a clearance for unaccompanied access to Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AA&E); must have demonstrated leadership ability.
UNUSUAL OR SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION
Leads a crew in the set-up, transport, and operation of weapon systems, ranging from 17 caliber to 40 mm weapons as well as the set-up of test events using explosive threats. The ability to squat, crawl, kneel and climb into or under a vehicle is required (up to 25%). The ability to bend, stoop, and crouch 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 75%).
DESCRIPTION OF WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work 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 50%). 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 TASKS
Fires small and medium caliber (17 caliber to 40 mm) weapons and/or large caliber weapons. Operates and maintains specialized equipment. Is familiar with technical and field manuals. The requirements include the ability to work at unprotected heights, be around moving machinery/equipment, and drive auto equipment, forklifts and other equipment as needed with proper certifications.
CRITICALITY OF ATTENDANCE
Attendance 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 FUNCTIONS
Must 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. Required to take a hearing test 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 noise, radiation, vibration, lead, dusts, solvents, and fuels such as diesel, gasoline and JP8 (jet fuel). 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.Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.