Job Summary The Ordinance Supervisor Ensures the compliance of ordnance management policies and programs, military weapon systems and logistics, maintenance data systems, and support equipment transactions; manage and supervise the storage, handling, inspection, assembly, and testing maintenance; establish work schedules, modification requests and maintenance logs and equipment while complying with current directives. Principal Accountabilities
Directs and supervises all personnel engaged in the storage, handling, transporting, inventory, maintenance, issue, and repair of aviation munitions and aviation armament handling/test equipment.
Supervises the assembly, loading/downloading of aircraft, and arming/de-arming of all aviation munitions.
Evaluates the aviation ordnance function for thoroughness and efficiency and promulgates changes when necessary.
Advises the Site Project Manager on technical matters pertaining to aviation ordnance.
Directs the Explosive Safety program. Supervises the requisitioning, receipt, allocation, and usage of aviation munitions.
Supervises the training of aviation ordnance personnel. Administers the Explosive Handling Personnel Qualification and Certification Program for Class V Ammunition and Explosives and acts as the Chairman of the Certification Board.
Develops aviation ordnance standing operating procedures and ensures timely submission of all required ordnance reports.
Supervises and schedules personnel efficiently and effectively to meet work requirements and to protect against costly duplication of labor. Ensures employees use proper procedures, methods and practices in the performance of their duties.
Conducts shift meetings and briefings as needed and participate in supervisor/management meetings. Provides, supervises and documents on-the-job training for Ordnance personnel. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
Ensures shop area is clean, orderly, and free from workplace hazards.
Provides liaison between the Maintenance Control Supervisor and the work group Leadmen.
Performs any other maintenance duties or Supervisory functions that may be identified by senior management as appropriate.
Ensures Ordnance personnel act as one homogenous work center.
Ensures each ordnance technician is cross trained to perform ordnance functions on ALL T/M/S.
Ensures ordnance technicians perform VAL/VER procedures in accordance with preliminary checklists / manuals on new ordnance and new procedures.
Knowledge & Skills
Utilizes well defined leadership skills; exercise critical and analytical thinking; apply effective oral and written communication skills; handle numerous administrative duties while also being able to guide and mentor subordinates. Works with other personnel or groups of personnel to resolve problems. Responsible for mission configuration, working with various civil service work centers with up loads and systems checks as required.
Possess an extensive background in the field of Aviation Ordnance with a minimum of 20 years of experience with 10 years of the last 20 years in direct aircraft loading, maintenance, and weapons system testing.
Of the 20 years of experience in Aviation Ordnance, 10 years shall be in a Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer/Master Chief Petty Officer/Master Sergeant position that included responsibility for weapons systems reliability, Ordnance Certification program adherence, weapons logistics, ammunition accountability through the Non-Combat Expenditure Allocation Program, and assigning workloads as well as duties for entire shifts.
Must have experience supervising daily flight operations as well as personnel supporting scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
Must have experience supervising daily uploading/downloading evolutions and personnel supporting scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
Responsible for aircraft loads and ensure aircraft are properly configured as governed by applicable NATOPS manuals and Flight Clearances. Ensures work area is maintained in a neat and orderly manner and that all safety rules and regulations are observed. May work with other groups or personnel to resolve problems. Will instruct and assist in training of lower level employees in proper work methods and performance of their job duties.
Performs related duties as assigned including any and all duties of lower rated technical personnel within their classification. Assist other shops/skills as required.
May reassign contract personnel between workcenters as needed to support the daily flight schedule requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in an associated discipline is highly preferred, High School graduate or equivalent required.
Must be knowledgeable of Flight Clearances, NATOPS manuals, Stores Loading Manuals and associated checklists, NAVSEA OP 5 OPNAV 8000.16 Series.
Must be knowledgeable of technical directives and CNAFINST 4790.2 Series; be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures; possess a working knowledge of applicable aircraft.
Capable of writing with clarity and technical accuracy
Shall possess or can qualify for a U.S. states driver license
Must have a Secret clearance and be able to maintain it