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Ammunition Plant Operator III
Job Code:2020:0402-173
Location:Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Business Sector:Test Range Operations

Job Description

Assists with duties associated with explosive operations in the Ammunition Preparation Plants under the direction of government Plant Lead.  Performs duties with minimal supervision.  Duties include but are not limited to assisting/preparing ammunition for testing; weighing and marking projectiles; modifying propellant; assembling rockets; performing continuity checks; installing fuzes on mortars; building excess bags; wax filling projectiles; loading and unload trucks; receiving and issuing ammunition; and transporting and tracking ammunition tested in environmental facilities.  Operates a forklift in very small spaces.  Provides assistance to and supports external customers working in the ammunition plants.  Assists with adjusting propellant down range at a gun position to meet changing test requirements.  Examines and repackages ammunition for turn-in.  Provides excellent customer service.  Performs other duties as assigned to complete the assigned mission.  This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  


Pay Rate: $26.64

Education/Licenses/Certifications/Experience Requirements:

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must possess a valid Arizona Class A commercial driver’s license with a Hazmat and Tanker endorsements and maintain CDL for the duration of employment in the section.
Must be selected to fill the Ammunition Plant Operator III position.
Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Conditioning Chambers Tech II or equivalent experience, including experience working in the Ammunition Plants.

Job Skills Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arms Ammunition, & Explosives clearance.
Must be willing and able to perform the work necessary to handle ammunition in an ammunition plant setting.
Must competently apply knowledge of hazard classifications and basic placarding. 
Must competently apply knowledge and understanding of ammunition accountability.
Must be proficient in forklift operations and able to operate a forklift in a constricted area.

Physical Requirements:

Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and physical and periodic retests. 
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for work tasks assigned. 
Must be capable of working in extreme weather conditions including summer temperatures peaking around 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Must meet the physical requirements necessary to perform operation outlined, performed, and stated in the SOPs for the Ammunition Plants.
Must be capable of lifting 105 lbs. chest high unassisted repeatedly during the duty day.
Must be able to lift and transport 105 lbs. unassisted over level ground for 50 ft.
Must be able to ascend and descend equipment
Must be tolerant of frequent weapons systems firings.
Must not have color vision deficiency.

Job Requirements:

Must have dependable transportation and a dependable means of communication.
Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed, sometimes on short notice, to support test missions.
Must possess a valid driver's license, without special restrictions.
Must be able to speak, write, read, and understand English.
Must have a well-mannered customer service attitude.
Must be willing to cross-train in other areas.
Must use “down-time” effectively to the benefit of test, self, and the company.
Must be punctual, responsible, and dependable.
Must demonstrate motivation, initiative, and reliability.
Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to adjust to new or changing instructions.
Must have a demonstrated ability to follow instructions and company policy.
Must be able to deliver quality products to the customer and be responsive to their needs.
Must be safety and security conscious, complying with rules and policies.
Must be able to work both as part of a team and independently.
Must coordinate test requirements with Test Officers and keep the government Plant Lead informed.
Must be able to accurately and completely fill out required paperwork.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
Knowledge or background in ammunition related field. 
Experience with forklift operations. 
Basic computer skills with Microsoft Outlook and the Internet.

Terms of Employment & Eligibility Requirements:

Must be a U.S. Citizen and not hold multiple citizenships.
Must possess or be able to obtain a security clearance prior to employment and maintain a security clearance for the duration of employment.
Must be a current TRAX employee or affiliate subcontractor for internal postings.

***Relevance of experience to be determined by hiring manager.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled  

Other Job Information (if applicable)

•TRAX International, Test Services Division, participates in E-Verify.
•TRAX is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.
•TRAX Test Services promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing, as per applicable State Laws.
•Must be able to obtain a security clearance prior to employment and maintain security clearance for the duration of employment.

TRAX Test Services also encompasses affiliate subcontracts. All positions with TRAX can always be transferred to one of the subcontracts.