Brigade Support Kandak (BSK) Gunsmith Trainer-Mentor

2018-09-15
Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee



Afghanistan

Job Description:
The Brigade Support Kandaks (BSK) Gunsmith Mentor shall TAAM BSK counterparts at various locations in Afghanistan as part of a Mobile Training Team (MTT) in all aspects of weapons and Night Vision Devices, to include goggles and lasers. Mentor will facilitate repairs as directed/required of SOB/NMB, BSK, MSK/SOK/SFK weapons, laser, and night vision systems. Mentor must be able to independently conduct the following tasks: repair, service, cannibalization, and controlled substitution of weapons; weapons condition codes; track and manage life cycle replacement by Kandak; understand and implement weapon maintenance repair levels; weapons maintenance flow chart IAW ANA Weapon Maintenance decrees and SOPs; DS and GS level (Depot level) maintenance of heavy/light weapons systems added to the Tashkil or issued to ANASOC; Armorer duties; ANA Weapon Maintenance SOP; use of various MoD Forms IAW ANA Weapon Maintenance SOP; perform unit level maintenance and repair weapon systems; perform basic issue items inventory; operator level PMCS on NVDs; and SupportLevelMaintenance. Ensure all approved POIs are consolidated and translated from Dari to English prior to course start dates. Prepared to augment an SOB/NMB Mentor team as directed/required; provide best advice and assist US Military/Coalition Force (CF) counterparts in Gunsmith matters/actions as required.

Work Hours:
Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training six (6) days per week for up to ten (10) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.

Responsibilities:

  • Shall TAAM BSK counterparts at various locations in Afghanistan as part of a MTT in all aspects of weapons and NVDs, to include goggles and lasers
  • Will facilitate repairs as directed/required of SOB/NMB, BSK, MSK/SOK/SFK weapons, laser, and night vision systems
  • Must be able to independently conduct the following tasks: repair, service, cannibalization, and controlled substitution of weapons
  • Understand weapons condition codes
  • Track and manage life cycle replacement by Kandak
  • Understand and implement weapon maintenance repair levels
  • Understand weapons maintenance flow chart IAW ANA Weapon Maintenance decrees and SOPs
  • DS and GS level (Depot level) maintenance of the following weapon systems: M2, M4, M10, M110, M240, M249, M203, M24 Sniper Systems, 60MM Mortars, 81MM Mortars, M1014 Shotgun, and additional weapons systems added to the Tashkil or issued to ANASOC
  • Conduct the following Armorer duties: file management, publication management, supply management, maintenance management, physical security, key control, firearm operating characteristics, Cycle of Function, Weapons Cooling Systems, Operations System Design, safety awareness concepts and rules, armorer tools and shop equipment, proper handling, use, and care of tools, inventory and shop management, maintenance management system, ANA Weapon Maintenance SOP, use of various MoD Forms IAW ANA Weapon Maintenance SOP, establish, maintain, and inventory PLL stocking list, establish and maintain parts room, turn-in process of weapons and NVGs, weapons schedule services process, troubleshooting procedures IAW Technical Manuals, operator organizational maintenance, initial inspection, corrective action, and final inspections, perform equipment PMCS on weapon systems, NVDs, and PEQs
  • Perform unit level maintenance and repair weapon systems: perform basic issue items inventory, operator level PMCS on NVDs, and SupportLevelMaintenance
  • Ensure all approved POIs are consolidated and translated from Dari to English prior to course start dates
  • Must be prepared to augment an SOB/NMB Mentor team as directed/required
  • Must be prepared to provide best advice and assist US Military/CF counterparts in Gunsmith matters/actions as required

Required Qualifications:
  • Shall be honorably discharged from service and will have a minimum of one year U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps at the Company or Battalion (or equivalent) or higher level, and 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Must be a graduate of an Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (formerly ANCOC), a Military Education Level III (CPT?s Career Course) graduate, or higher; emphasis and background experience in weapon systems/NVDs.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and People Skills.
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills.
  • Excellent Leadership, Organizational & Project Mgmt Skills.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
  • Must possess a US Passport with at least 6 months of remaining eligibility.
  • Must be able to obtain a Visa for Afghanistan.
  • This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • Include but are not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain.
  • Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government, to include hostile and austere areas.
  • Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location.
  • Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards.
  • Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
  • Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
  • Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
  • Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.

Security Clearance Requirement: Must possess and maintain a SECRET security clearance

Desired Qualifications: Prefer previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited school & four (4) years of related experience, OR two (2) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (12 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.

Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied

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