Full Benefits to include paid time off, company paid insurance and 401k
Fort Bliss, TX
MAJOR DUTIES Serves as a Motor Vehicle Operator (Materials Handler/FLO) responsible for the transportation of ammunition, pyrotechnics and explosives for live fire training. 1. Operates a variety of gasoline or diesel-powered trucks of 26,000 to 32,000 GVW to haul a wide variety of pyrotechnics, ammunition, explosives and components (shells, bombs, mines, grenades, propellants, incendiaries, mortars, etc.); as well as inert items (small arms, pallets, boxes, empty projectiles, salvage metal, etc.) from pickup point to destination site. Incumbent assures that the load does not exceed vehicle capacity; and items are considered compatible and safe for movement and transfer. Ensures explosives and ammunition are handled and stored safely in accordance with regulations governing compatibility groups and net explosive limits; proper operation of the truck and trailers is performed; and the safest route to travel to assigned tasks is selected. Performs preventive maintenance service on the vehicle by checking tires, oil, water, battery, gasoline, radiator, brakes, horn, etc., before, during, and after operations, in accordance with trip ticket. Fills out trip tickets and accident report forms as required. Observes traffic and safety laws, rules, and regulations of the depot. May require occasional operation of other types and sizes of vehicles, as required by the workload. Loads and unloads carriers. Bands, re-marks and palletizes ammunition as necessary. 2. Serves as a hazardous materials handler, transporting ammunition, explosives and hazardous materials. Responsibilities include identification, receipt, handling, transportation, and segregation. 3. Ensures that all ammunition is properly identified as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and vehicle has the proper placards displayed when transporting munitions over public roads. 4. Operates various makes and models of fork lift trucks lifting loads up to 15,000 pounds and capable of lifting loads to a height of 168 inches, in unloading, transporting, stacking, receiving ammunition to and from vans, igloos, magazines, docks and trucks. Observes safety precautions concerning equipment and loads, and special requirements pertaining to materials handled. Performs daily operational maintenance on equipment and completes daily trip ticket and reports to supervisor any malfunctions discovered prior to or during operation. 5. Performs other duties as assigned. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of the safety precautions and procedures necessary to be taken during the handling and transportation of the variety of hazardous materials (chemicals, explosives, and ammunition) involved in the support of mobilization ammunition operations. Knowledge of the characteristics of ammunition, pyrotechnics and explosives used in military training. Exercises skill and knowledge in manipulating controls to vehicles and equipment to perform the work. Requires knowledge of vehicle operating characteristics. Knowledge of controls by which vehicles and equipment are operated and ability to maneuver vehicles and equipment in confined areas in close proximity to structures, fixtures, or other equipment or under difficult weather conditions. Ability to operate a forklift (up to 10,000 pounds lift capacity) to move, load, transfer, transport, and stack or unstuck palletized munitions in a safe manner. Must have knowledge in the use and wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and knowledge in the use of safety equipment. Working knowledge with using Material Safety Data Sheets and DOT’s Emergency Response Guide Book. RESPONSIBILITY Supervisor makes work assignments and provides incumbent with oral or written instructions outlining the procedural, safety and operational requirements. Incumbent must exercise knowledge of the characteristics of hazardous materials and use of special protective equipment and observe the many safety practices required in these operations. Work is spot checked during progress for compliance with instructions and procedures. Incumbent is required to independently evaluate situations relative to segregation, transportation and handling of ammunition, pyrotechnics and explosives. Due to the potential for extreme danger to persons and property in handling and transportation of ammunition, pyrotechnics and explosives the standards for performance of these tasks is necessarily high. Errors in judgment put at risk not only the individual, but also co-workers and the general population. Incumbent must exhibit a high regard for the results of his/her actions affecting the safety of individuals. PHYSICAL EFFORT/WORKING CONDITIONS Must be physically fit, have normal use of both arms and legs, and possess good vision and hearing. Position requires frequent standing, kneeling, stooping, bending and working in uncomfortable positions. Physical handling of ammunition will be routine. Work is performed inside and outside in unheated or inadequately heated open areas, igloos, loading docks, warehouses or ranges. Work is performed regardless of weather conditions. Incumbent is exposed to dirt and grease. Is subject to cuts, bruises, and broken bones resulting from opening and closing boxes, working in close proximity to forklifts, etc. Moderately heavy physical effort is required for more than 40 percent but not exceeding 70 percent of the work cycle, such as effort required in lifting objects weighing 25 pounds to 40 pounds. May also perform heavy lifting of objects weighing 40 pounds for less than 20 percent of the total work cycle. Work involves standing, bending, walking, lifting, pulling, pushing and handling of times. Muscular dexterity and mental, visual, and physical coordination is required in handling, loading, unloading and storing ammunition items. Work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. May work a seven-day workweek in support of mobilization ammunition operations. May be required to work a rotating or non-rotating shift as required. May be required to perform split shift tours of duty.
Must be able to obtain a government vehicle operators permit to operate vehicles up to 32,000 lbs GVW, and be qualified for forklift operations up to and including 15,000 pounds. This position has critical safety or security responsibilities and as such has been designated as a testing designated position (TDP). As a condition of employment, incumbent of TDP is subject to a random drug test that occurs without suspicion that a particular individual is using illegal drugs. Incumbent is subject to be called into work during off duty hours to meet emergency situations or similar actions. In addition, the incumbent may be required to work beyond the normal duty day with short notification in order to meet such emergency situations or similar actions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License Class A with the ability to obtain a hazmat endorsement.
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