UXO Technician II - Fort Irwin, CA

Apply online: https://koman.clearcompany.com/careers/

Be appreciated for a job well done! That is exactly what it's like working for the Natives of Kodiak (NOK) family of companies. KOMAN Government Solutions, LLC (KGS), is a wholly-owned 8(a) subsidiary of the Natives of Kodiak, an Alaska Native Corporation. KGS is characterized by our financial stability, positive and profitable growth, and an excellent safety record. Our client base includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard Bureau, and General Services Administration, as well as various state, municipal, and commercial entities. KGS's core business lines include environmental compliance, investigation, and remediation; unexploded ordnance (UXO); operation and maintenance (O&M) projects; long-term monitoring (LTM); and construction. KGS provides our clients with more than 100 employees, 10 offices nationwide, and past performance in 46 states.

We have an immediate need for a UXO Technician II to support our client base at Fort Irwin, CA. Do what you love and apply today. We will be in touch!

As part of the KGS Field Team, work as a UXO Technician II during the course of the project. The project will involve tasks commensurate with your training level and at no time will you be asked or allowed to perform tasks exceeding your experience/training level per Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board Technical Paper (DDESB TP) 18. These tasks will likely involve removal of Munitions Debris (MD) and Cultural Debris (CD), operation of geophysical detection instruments and related equipment for field searches of UXO/Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) and Discarded Military Munitions (DMM), and identification of military munitions. Work may also include GPS survey support, Geophysical Team support, and/or other duties as project work dictates.

In a typical day, the UXO Technician will:

  • Work in a team environment to successfully complete project goals.
  • Be familiar with and perform work in accordance with the project Work Plan (WP), Explosives Safety Submission (ESS), Health & Safety Plan, and professionally-accepted practices.
  • Excavate subsurface MPPEH and MEC.
  • Determine precise location in field environment using a variety of techniques such as use of global positioning equipment, or basic land navigation techniques using topographical map.
  • Perform as a laborer or operator as needed in support of MEC operations.
  • Operation of heavy equipment (by properly trained personnel).
  • Conduct visual and/or detector aided UXO/MEC and DMM field search activities.
  • Locate subsurface UXO/MEC and DMM by operating geophysical detection instruments.
  • Inspect MD, CD, and other material as part of the MPPEH process to establish the potential presence of energetic material.
  • Communicate effectively with others; asks appropriate questions to clarify expectations.
  • Accept responsibility for meeting standards of quality required by KGS.
  • Take ownership of assignments, see them through to completion, and meet internal deadlines.
  • Implement assignments in accordance with health and safety and quality control requirements.
  • Adhere to project-specific safety policies.
  • Execute field activities; record and maintain adequate documentation.
  • Perform field maintenance and calibration checks on geophysical detection instruments and related equipment.
  • Perform limited technical supervision of UXO personnel.
  • Escort personnel who are not directly involved in UXO-related operations.
  • Top candidates will be a graduate of a UXO Technician I Course or a Military EOD School of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, or Australia and will be a qualified UXO Technician II. In addition, candidates must have the 40hr HAZWOPER certification, along with any applicable 8hr HAZWOPER refresher course, as well as meet the minimum qualifications for the position as mandated by DDESB TP-18. The ability to understand project requirements based on interpretation of project plans and specifications along with maintaining strong communication skills, both verbal and written are required. Must be able to bend over frequently and be able to lift to 50lbs regularly.

    Because of the potential long-term duration of this project (approximately three years), daily per diem and travel reimbursement is not included as part of the compensation for this position. Salary is based on those rates set forth by the Service Contract Act (SCA) wage determinations for Fort Irwin, CA.

    As a Federal Contract Employer, KOMAN Families of Companies follows Federal Laws as it pertains to drug testing. All candidates who receive a written offer of employment will be required to undergo drug testing for commonly abused controlled substances in accordance with Federal Law. It is important to note although a State may have legalized a controlled substance, if the controlled substance is illegal per Federal Law, it is then considered to be illegal. KOMAN Families of Companies is a Drug-Free Workplace. Successful completion of a background and DMV record check also must be completed prior to hire.

    Preference will be given to Natives of Kodiak, Inc. Shareholders and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i)

    Our benefits are outstanding and include medical, dental, vision, disability benefits, life insurance, and voluntary benefits. We offer a 401k match.

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