Weapons Mentor (SOB AOB-C) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee


Job Description:
The Weapons Maintenance Trainer/Mentor will Train, Advise, Assist and Mentor (TAAM) the SOB and all subordinate organization counterparts. The Weapons Maintenance Trainer shall implement and operate programs, practices, and procedures for developing optimal utilization of maintenance personnel. Design and administer programs to train all levels of personnel on coordination of weapons maintenance. When necessary, develop tests and visual aids, coordinate class arrangements, conduct training classes, develop criteria for evaluating effectiveness of training activities, and develop train the trainer classes. Develop programs and practices to identify developmental needs including preparing personnel for more responsible positions and increasing effectiveness in present assignments. If required, may use technical experts to assist in training
The mentor has an expeditionary role and will perform Expeditionary Train, Advise and Assist (ETAA) missions.
• Monitor training and actively assists or provide direction as needed.
o Creating, maintaining and delivering to the Team Leader and Deputy Program Manager all required reports.
o Provide to the Team Leader and Deputy Program Manager all required data/information for monthly performance review and training reports.

Work Hours:
Standard will be 6 days/week for up to 10 hrs/day while OCONUS and 40 hrs/week while OCONUS


  • Trainer/Mentor will TAAM counterparts on duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
  1. Repair, service, and cannibalization; weapons condition codes; weapon maintenance repair levels; weapons maintenance flow chart IAW ANA Weapon Maintenance Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Decree 4.9, 12
  2. Direct and General Support level (Depot level) maintenance of US and Russian weapon systems, to include any added to the Tashkil or issued to the SOB/SOK
  3. Armorer duties and differences between Garrison and Field Duty
  4. File, publication, maintenance and supply management
  5. Physical security and key control
  6. Firearm operating characteristics
  7. Cycle of Function
  8. Weapons Cooling Systems
  9. Operations System Design
  10. Safety awareness concept
  11. Safety rules
  12. Weapon clearing procedures
  13. Safe use of cleaning products
  14. Safe use of power tools
  15. Shop safety and maintenance discipline
  16. Armorer tools and shop equipment
  17. Proper handling, use, and care of tools
  18. Inventory and shop management
  19. Maintenance management system
  20. ANA Weapon Maintenance SOP
  21. Weapon repair process
  22. Weapon condition codes
  23. Control substitution on weapons
  24. Use of various Ministry of Defense Forms IAW ANA Weapons Maintenance procedures
  25. Establish and maintain PLL stocking list
  26. Establish and maintain parts room
  27. The importance of inventory PLL parts
  28. Turn-in process of weapons and NVGs
  29. Weapons schedule services process
  30. Troubleshooting procedures IAW Technical Manuals
  31. Unit - operator organizational maintenance; initial inspection, corrective action, and final inspections
  32. Perform equipment PMCS on weapon systems, NVDs, and PEQ-2A
  33. Perform unit level maintenance and repair on weapon systems
  34. Perform basic issue items inventory; operator level PMCS on Night Vision Devices IAW ARMY TM 11-5855-262-10-2.
  35. Support Level Maintenance: troubleshooting procedures, initial inspection, corrective action, final inspection, maintenance, and repair of weapons systems.
  • Responsible for regularly interacting with US and coalition military personnel.
  • May be responsible for making on the scene decisions as to how to execute the curriculum.
  • Will be responsible for assessing how well the students have learned the coursework.
  • Any additional needs and requirements not covered in the job description based on directives provided by the team leader and/or the Deputy Program Manager.

Required Qualifications:
  • Former Armorer (E-7 or above) or service equivalent with four years’ experience.
  • Weapons repair experience on US systems to include but not limited to the M2, M4, M10, M110, M240, M249, M203, M24 Sniper Rifle, 60MM Mortars, 81MM Mortars, and the M1014 Shotgun.
  • Weapons repair experience on Russian weapons to include but not limited to the AK-47, AK-74, PKM, RPK, RPG-7, SPG-9, 82mm Mortar system, and DSHKA.
  • Previous combat experience required; 12 months in the Middle East.
  • Competent with operating Personal Computer skills & Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and People Skills.
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills.
  • Excellent Leadership, Organizational and 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.
  • Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in/supporting SOF.
  • Experience training and advising foreign military soldiers.
  • Special Operations Gunsmith preferred.

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

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.