Ammunition Handler - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

Fort Irwin
United States

Job Summary
The Ammunition Handler is responsible the safe handling of a variety of ammunition, explosives and rockets.  Receives, stores and issues basic load ammunition items and accepts residue turn-ins in support of Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) operations.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Principal duties are those of receipt, storage, and issue of ammunition, ammunition components, and ammunition related material
  • Conduct periodic inventory of ammunition, ammunition components, and ammunition related material
  • Maintains and updates magazine data cards, ammunition store slips, storage plan-O-graphs and other related documents 
  • Observe policy, procedures and regulatory guidance for explosive safety and physical security 
  • Interprets ammunition storage data, and transportation drawings for DOT shipments 
  • Loads and off loads explosives laden vehicles 
  • Performs 100% inspection of all returned residue to ensure it is explosive free
  • Observes strict key control procedures 
  • Processes issues and turn-ins in accordance with established procedures
  • Polices the ASP, to include the fence line inside and out  
  • Perform daily PMCS on all government furnished and/or leased equipment 
  • Supports/ participates in the Company Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) and QA program
  • Trains, mentors, and enhances the performance of co-workers and other personnel
  • Trains, cross-trains and attends training sessions as assigned
  • Complies with all Company rules, policies and procedures
  • Complies with all safety, environmental and quality standards and applicable COPs and DOPs
  • Writes performance evaluation comments/ reports as required
  • Provides for the accountability and proper care of of all GFE / CFE
  • Favorably interacts with internal/external customers
  • Will be required, on an as needed basis, to assist to perform functions in alternate areas of the project
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of ammunition and hazardous material handling to ensure the safe receipt, storage, issue and movement of ammunition, explosives, chemicals, or radioactive materials in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements. 
  • Candidate must possess the background necessary to be granted access to government computers and have the ability obtain a secret clearance and failure to complete security clearance documents in-the prescribed timeline may result in termination.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Proficient at verbal and written communication. 
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Licensed forklift operator 4K to 6K; knowledge of pallet building including 463L for shipment of ammunition; HAZMAT certification preferred
  • Strong understanding of U.S. Army and DOD ammunition regulations preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of military ASP operations (U.S. Army preferred).

Experience & Education

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in military ammunition supply and/or other related installation or equivalent level ASP support service operations.
  • AMMO 45 and 68 course completion and certification for HAZDEC shipping a plus.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Prior military and/or contingency operations experience preferred.
  • Previous direct experience managing a military ASP preferred.
  • Prior service as an MOS 89B (Ammunition Specialist) or similar military specialty code preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Work under stressful circumstances and meets shorts suspense dates
  • Must be free of medical restriction/ limitations that prevent the performance of required duties and/ or prevent the wearing and utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Must be physically capable of performing the work in conditions of extreme temperatures, low humidity, rain and blowing sand and dust
  • Employee shall utilize all proper lifting procedures and practices associated with all lifting and material handling tasks that are assigned and associated with this job description
  • May be required to work on uncommon hours of duty, extended hours, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must possess a valid California Class-C driver's license (non-California residents must obtain the proper driver's license within 10 days of beginning work) and be able to obtain a military operator's permit for each type of vehicle or equipment required to operate
  • Must meet the certification requirements of FORSCOM Reg. 350-10