Responsibilities of the Aircraft Ordnance Technician encompasses duties incident: to the inspection, maintenance and repair of armament equipment and loading of aviation ordnance on Marine Corps/Navy aircrafts. The aircraft ordnance technician performs a variety of duties and tasks such as inspecting ammunition, testing aircraft systems, performing preventive maintenance and effecting repairs, loading and fusing ammunition and arming/de-arming aircraft. Principle Accountabilities
Performs scheduled/unscheduled maintenance on ordnance, ordnance related equipment and armament systems. Maintains and repairs aircraft armament weapons systems, fire warning/extinguishing system, repair/troubleshooting, aircraft armament systems, and be familiar with OPNAVINST 8024.
Employs appropriate safety precautions, security procedures, and record-keeping techniques for ordnance.
Operates and performs operators maintenance on armament weapons support equipment and aircraft armament equipment.
Loads and unloads airborne weapons and stores aboard aircraft to include reconfiguration and functional testing of aircraft weapons release and control, missile, and gun systems.
Removes, maintains, services, installs, and loads aircraft guns.
Arms and de-arms aircraft.
Conducts functional tests of racks, launchers, adapters and electrical components, aircraft armament circuits and maintains them in an operational status by appropriate preventive maintenance.
Configures or reconfigures assigned aircraft for carriage of any aviation ammunition within the capability of the aircraft by installing or removing racks, launchers, adapters, and electrical components.
Identifies munitions by type, nomenclature, and explosive hazard. Identifies the hazard present and appropriate emergency response procedures for each type of munitions handled.
Transport explosives utilizing assigned handling and transportation equipment.
Conducts ammunition inventories and maintains stock records of lots/serial numbers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Ability to diagnose the deficiencies and malfunctions of ordnance systems.
Must have the broad knowledge in the assembly and operation of complex and interrelated mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and components of Weapons Systems.
Ability to perform maintenance and repairs in accordance with applicable Technical Manuals and Bulletins.
Ability to read specifications, blueprints and wiring diagrams; use precision gauges, test instruments and alignment devices.
Skill and knowledge to operate simple machine shop and hand tools.
Working knowledge of safety rules, regulations and procedures.
Possess a valid US State driver's license.
Must be eligible for a secret security clearance.
Experience & Education
Requires 4 years professional experience.
Aviation ordnance experience is highly desired.
Candidates with ordnance certification preferred. Experience with Navy helicopters and Marine AH-1W/Z/Y/CH-53 or other tactical aircraft preferred.
Must obtain appropriate support equipment and/or material handling licensing upon initial unit assignment.
Must meet the criteria to be qualified and certified as per OPNAVINST 8023.
Completed CNATT AO (A)(C) Course
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Must have normal color perception.
Must meet the medical requirements for Explosive handlers and Explosive vehicle Operators contained in NAVMED P-117.