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Technician III (2424) Ammuntion Munitions Technician Job

Jacobs (Jacobs Engineering Group Inc) - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


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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.

Job Description:

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.

Technician specialized areas include:

Armaments and Munitions (AMT), Ballistic Instrumentation, Close Combat, Data System, Flash X-Ray, Generator Test Site, Geodetics, Maritime (MT), Mobile Equipment Tester, Network, Optical Engineering, Optical Instrumentation, Small Arms (SAT), Soldier Systems, and Vulnerability/Lethality (VLT).

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.

Essential Functions Form:


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%).


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%).


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.


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.


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.

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Technician III (2424) Ammuntion Munitions Technician Job Jacobs (Jacobs Engineering Group Inc) - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, United States


Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Company Profile:
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With 2013 revenues of nearly $12 billion, we offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, and operations and maintenance. Our primary markets include: