Location: Various

Reports To: Senior UXO Supervisor/Project Manager

Position Summary:
UXO Technicians are responsible for performing munitions response actions and range clearance activities. Responsibilities/Duties and Qualifications are in accordance with the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) Technical Paper (TP) 18.

Responsibilities/Duties:
Sweep
• Conduct visual and/or detector-aided UXO and discarded military munitions (DMM) field search activities.
• Locate subsurface UXO and DMM by operating geophysical detection instruments and related equipment.
• Perform field maintenance and calibration checks on geophysical detection instruments and related equipment.
• Remove non-hazardous munitions debris and range-related debris, only after such items have been inspected by a UXO technician or UXO qualified personnel and determined to be safe for handling.
• Perform site/area security functions.
Tech I, All Duties Above and:
• Reconnoiter and classify UXO and DMM.
• Identify all types of military munitions, including possible fuzes and their condition, armed or unarmed.
• Excavate subsurface UXO and DMM.
• Move and/or consolidate UXO and DMM that has been determined acceptable for movement within a Munitions Response Site (MRS) or Munitions Response Area (MRA), but not over public traffic routes.
• Transport demolition materials and/or UXO and DMM that have been determined safe for transport over public traffic routes, when required.
• Prepare firing systems, both electric and non-electric, for demilitarization operations.
• Operate personnel decontamination stations.
• Assist in the inspection of Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive
• Hazard (MPPEH) for the presence of explosive hazards.
• Construct UXO-related protective works.
Tech II, All Duties Above and:
• Properly store explosive materials per applicable guidance.
• Determine precise location in field environment using a variety of techniques such as use of global positioning equipment, or basic land navigation techniques using topographical map and compass.
• Perform field collection procedures to identify contaminated soil
• Prepare an on-site holding area to temporarily stow MEC that has an acceptable risk of movement.
• Operate modes of transportation for transporting UXO, for which the risk of movement has been determined acceptable, when appropriate.
• Perform limited technical supervision of UXOSP.
• Escort personnel who are not directly involved in UXO-related operations (e.g., personnel performing environmental monitoring), but have activities to perform within exclusion areas.
• Inspect MPPEH for the presence of explosives safety hazards.
Tech III, All Duties Above and:
• Supervise and perform the on-site demilitarization of MEC, and handling of demolition materials. Prepare an explosives storage plan per all applicable guidance.
• Prepare required UXO munitions response actions and/or range maintenance administrative reports. Prepare standard operating procedures for on-site munitions responses and/or for range clearance activities.
• Assist in the preparation of risk and hazards analyses.
• Conduct daily site safety briefings.
• Supervise the conduct of all on-site UXO-related operations.
• Inspect and certify and/or verify MPPEH as safe or as to the explosive hazard it may present for transfer within the Department of Defense or release from DoD control per current policies and standards.
Quality Control Specialist, All Duties Above and:
• Develop and implement the MEC-specific sections of the Quality Control Program Plan (QCPP) for all explosive related operations.
• Conduct and document quality control audits of all explosive operations for compliance with established procedures.
• Identify, document, report and ensure completion of all corrective actions to ensure all explosive operations comply with requirements.
Safety Officer, All Duties Above and:
• Develop and implement approved explosives and UXO health and safety program in compliance with applicable DoD policy and federal, state, and local health and safety statutes, regulations and codes.
• Analyze operational risks, explosive hazards and safety requirements.
• Establish and ensure compliance with all site-specific explosive operations safety requirements.
• Enforce personnel limits and safety exclusion zones for explosives related operations.
• Conduct, document, and report the results of safety inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable explosives safety policies, standards, regulations and codes.
• Operate and maintain air-monitoring equipment required at sites known or suspected for airborne contaminates.
• Ensure all protective works and equipment used within the exclusion zone are operated in compliance with applicable DoD policy, Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) approvals, and Federal, state, and local health and safety statutes, regulations and codes.
Qualifications:
Tech I
• Graduate of a DoD Certified EOD/UXO course
• 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
• 8 Hour HAZWOPER Training Refresher, if applicable
• Maintain annual HAZWOPER physical in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120
Tech II, All Qualifications as Tech I and:
• Graduate of a military EOD School; or a graduate of a DoD Certified equivalent course and 3 years of EOD/UXO experience in response munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation, plus specific project/explosives safety training
Tech III, All Qualifications as Tech I and:
• 8 Years of EOD/UXO experience in munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation
• 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Training
Quality Control Specialist, All Qualifications as a Tech I and:
• 8 Years of EOD/UXO experience in all phases of munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation, and the transportation, handling and storage of munitions and commercial explosives
• 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Training
Safety Officer, All Qualifications as a Tech I and:
• 8 Years of experience in all phases of munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation, and applicable safety standards
• 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Training
Senior UXO Supervisor, All Qualification as a Tech I and:
• 10 years EOD/UXO experience and significant experience in all aspects of munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation
• Five years of experience in supervisory positions
• 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Training

The physical demands of UXO positions include standing for long periods of time, bending and stooping, walking on uneven surfaces, lifting up to 60 pounds, and performing activities under field environmental conditions. Fieldwork may be conducted in adverse weather conditions, including extreme cold, wind, heat and rain. Repetitive motion may include digging in a variety of soil conditions and swinging a magnetometer up to nine hours per day.

EOE AA M/F/Disabled/Veterans
Drug Free Workplace