Quantico, VA and Huntsville, AL
Contingent upon contract aware
The Explosives Range Technician (ERT) serves as the explosives Range Safety Officer to ensure that safe test operations take place and that all scientists, technicians, and visitors are aware of range hazards and conduct themselves in a safe manner which is essential to the basic function of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC )Improvised Explosives Detection and Synthesis (TIEDS) Center. The ERT shall serve as a support engineer and will be required to work as a member of a team employing well developed communication skills, discretion, and cooperation.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
a. Aid energetic material characterization efforts designed to understand explosives hazards and performance properties
b. Develop and write safety plans, provide a range safety overview to new personnel and visitors, purchase and inventory test range equipment, prepare and maintain the explosives test range for experimentation, maintain the test range equipment, manage wastes, support and perform explosives production operations, support and perform explosives hazard and performance characterization
c. Support operations at the Department of Homeland Security Detection Technology (DTC), by suppling improvised explosives and IEDs, assisting with explosives and device handling, and retrieving the devices following detection analysis
d. Demonstrate knowledge of policy and procedures related to waste generation, and waste disposal are essential
e. Test fixture design and production according to drawings and schematics, experience with oscilloscopes, piezo pins, and high-speed videography
f. Research, develop, and author whitepapers and information papers, as required.
a. High school diploma and at least three (3) years of experience working with explosives, pyrotechnics, propellants, explosive production / disposal and experience with blasting machines, initiators, firing units, and their maintenance
b. Familiarity with a variety of detonation techniques
c. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
d. Ability to obtain and maintain a commercial drivers license (CDL)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
a. Strong background in electronics
c. Knowledge of chemistry, physics, materials science, and electrical engineering
d. Familiar with all aspects of range operation, EOD, and capability to clearly communicate with other EOD personnel as required
e. Willingness to learn about chemical processes necessary to prepare energetic materials and the techniques used to characterize energetic materials and explosive formulations
f. Competence with heavy equipment such as forklifts and tractors
g. Travel between 10-20%
medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, STD, holidays, PTO and 401(k) with company match.
First Division Consulting, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.
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