Primary Location: UNITED STATES-MARYLAND-PATUXENT RIVER
Security Clearance: Secret
Responsibilities of the Aircraft Ordnance Technician encompasses duties incident: to the inspection, maintenance and repair of armament equipment and loading of aviation ordnance on Marine Corps/Navy aircrafts. The aircraft ordnance technician performs a variety of duties and tasks such as inspecting ammunition, testing aircraft systems, performing preventive maintenance and effecting repairs, loading and fusing ammunition and arming/de-arming aircraft.
- Performs scheduled/unscheduled maintenance on ordnance, ordnance related equipment and armament systems. Maintains and repairs aircraft armament weapons systems, fire warning/extinguishing system, repair/troubleshooting, aircraft armament systems, and be familiar with OPNAVINST 8024.
- Employs appropriate safety precautions, security procedures, and record-keeping techniques for ordnance.
- Operates and performs operators maintenance on armament weapons support equipment and aircraft armament equipment.
- Loads and unloads airborne weapons and stores aboard aircraft to include reconfiguration and functional testing of aircraft weapons release and control, missile, and gun systems.
- Removes, maintains, services, installs, and loads aircraft guns.
- Arms and de-arms aircraft.
- Conducts functional tests of racks, launchers, adapters and electrical components, aircraft armament circuits and maintains them in an operational status by appropriate preventive maintenance.
- Configures or reconfigures assigned aircraft for carriage of any aviation ammunition within the capability of the aircraft by installing or removing racks, launchers, adapters, and electrical components.
- Identifies munitions by type, nomenclature, and explosive hazard. Identifies the hazard present and appropriate emergency response procedures for each type of munitions handled.
- Transport explosives utilizing assigned handling and transportation equipment.
- Conducts ammunition inventories and maintains stock records of lots/serial numbers.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
- Ability to diagnose the deficiencies and malfunctions of ordnance systems.
- Must have the broad knowledge in the assembly and operation of complex and interrelated mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and components of Weapons Systems.
- Ability to perform maintenance and repairs in accordance with applicable Technical Manuals and Bulletins.
- Ability to read specifications, blueprints and wiring diagrams; use precision gauges, test instruments and alignment devices.
- Skill and knowledge to operate simple machine shop and hand tools.
- Working knowledge of safety rules, regulations and procedures.
- Possess a valid US State driver's license.
- Must be eligible for a secret security clearance.
Experience & Education
- Requires 4 years professional experience.
- Aviation ordnance experience is highly desired.
- Candidates with ordnance certification preferred. Experience with Navy helicopters and Marine AH-1W/Z/Y/CH-53 or other tactical aircraft preferred.
- Must obtain appropriate support equipment and/or material handling licensing upon initial unit assignment.
- Must meet the criteria to be qualified and certified as per OPNAVINST 8023.
- Completed CNATT AO (A)(C) Course
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must have normal color perception.
- Must meet the medical requirements for Explosive handlers and Explosive vehicle Operators contained in NAVMED P-117.
- Must be able to travel on Detachment.