Technician II (2424) AMT

Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
09 Nov 2016
17 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Jacobs is one of the nation's largest engineering and technical services companies with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. 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.

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Job Description:

Performs technical work within the Armaments and Munitions (AM) Division (AMD). The work requires the ability to learn and apply established methods, procedures, and techniques relative to the testing of large caliber (>40-mm) weapon systems, accessories and ammunition and hazard classification, mine and countermine systems, munition fragmentation, mortars, recoilless rifles, and non-lethal systems (i.e., flash-bang device, beanbag, personnel and vehicle restraint systems, etc.). The AMT II performs standardized or prescribed tasks related to test setup, test execution, test teardown, test item disposition, range maintenance, and facility operation under the direct supervision and direction of more senior AM technicians, test officers, or facility managers/operators. He/she receives explicit instructions on unfamiliar assignments and is subject to a review of the technical adequacy of routine work. The AMT II may participate in tasks that 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, video scoring systems, 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; recording of test data. The AMT II may support operations at various test ranges or may be assigned to a specific AMD test facility (i.e., Main Front, Bldg 800, etc.).

For Technician II (SAT & AMT), Ammunition Certification Level I; Forklift license; Possess a clearance for unaccompanied access to Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AA&E).

3 yrs. of applicable experience (AMT & SAT - 3 yrs. applicable experience firing weapons or equivalent test and evaluation range experience); or at least 60 credit hours or an Associate's Degree and 1 yr. of applicable experience; or 30 credit hours and 2 yrs. of applicable experience; or completion of a formal training program and 1 yr. of applicable experience. Must possess basic computer skills. 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).

Essential Functions Form:


Set up, transport, and operate weapon systems, ranging from 22 caliber to 8" 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 (22 caliber to 90 mm) weapons and/or large caliber (105mm to 8") 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.