Gunsmith III (Maint.) (Engineering)
Akima Support Operations (ASO) provides logistics, facilities maintenance and operations, transportation and support services for mission-critical military installations and civilian agencies around the country. From the homes of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to the highways of suburban Virginia, ASO experts and professionals work behind the scenes to ensure smooth and continuous operations. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.
In addition to performing all functions of Level I & II Gunsmith, The Gunsmith III qualification for this position usually requires attendance at a formal one to two year accredited in-house gun-smiting course, or equivalent work experience. This worker has a thorough understanding of, and can instruct in external/internal and terminal ballistics, can build custom pistols and rifles, as well as other types of weapons systems with no supervision, and has a thorough understanding of machine tools and equipment. In addition, this incumbent can do the following: work from blueprints without supervision, design, fabricate and develop prototype small arms systems from a drawing or form customer input, work to Special Repair Facility Level maintenance, and can design computer prototypes from customer input. The Gunsmith III consults with government officials in all facets concerning the Weapons Department, such as, but not limited to, indoor/outdoor range design, ammunition fundamentals ballistics, weapons mounts, suppressors, optic systems, prototype development and reverse engineering projects, and performs direct supervision and training of subordinate gunsmiths.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
Serves as Journeyman repairer of all small arms such as, but not limited to pistols, rifles, shotguns, carbines, grenade launchers, submachine guns, mortars, cannons, howitzers and other accessories such as mounts, bayonets and tripods.
Performs the full range of work involved in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of small arms and accessories.
Makes initial acceptance inspection which consists of diagnosis and location of mechanical deficiencies and malfunctions of small arms and accessories.
Performs complete disassembly, completely checks all parts by visual, gauge or operational means. Determines exact nature of repairs required. Replace broken or damaged parts in accordance with specifications of technical manuals and technical bulletins.
Performs complete reassembly. Modifies weapons by replacing obsolete parts and/or assemblies in accordance with DA modification work orders.
Perform bore scope and pullover on M1A2, M109A6, and other cannon related equipment. Annotates information on DA Form 2408-4 weapons card.
Uses hand and machine tools, precision gauges, test instruments and jigs and alignment devices in making repairs, modifications and adjustments.
Maintains and conducts all aspects of vault operations, security and documentation of sensitive items, IAW Company and applicable regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Small Arms TMDE, gauges and hand tools.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
Work is generally conducted in a shop environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire Regulations and published Company work rules.
FREEDOM TO ACT:
Reports to Assigned Lead/Supervisor and functions somewhat independently under his/her guidance.
Education: High School graduate or equivalent with formal military or civilian training in small arms repair specific to 45/91F series.
Two years administrative experience with some knowledge of military operations and schedules.
Must have good oral and written communication skills.
Must also possess a working knowledge of office tools/programs.
Must possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver's License prior to starting or by 30 days after employment.
Must be US Citizen to obtain and maintain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) to obtain a CAC.
Must receive a favorable background check and drug testing results.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET Clearance.
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.Pay Rate: $27.49 per hour, plus applicable Health & Welfare fringe dollars as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.
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