UXO Technician 3

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UXO Technician Level 3 position with the potential for extensive travel and long-term on-site work as required. 

As a Tech III you may be asked to serve as a Team Leader supervising and performing on-site demilitarization of MEC and handling of demolitions material.  UXO Technician Level III personnel will be responsible for performing the following general types of duties:
  • prepare explosive storage plans as needed;
  • prepare required UXO munitions response actions and/or range maintenance administrative reports;
  • prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs);
  • assist in the preparation of risk and hazards analyses;
  • conduct daily site safety briefs;
  • supervise the conduct of all on-site UXO-related operations; and
  • inspect and certify and/or verify MPPEH as safe or to the explosive hazard it may present for transfer within the Department of Defense (DoD) or release from DoD control per current policies and standards. 

Extensive travel and long-term on-site work is required. To perform the duties of this position a person will need to be in good physical health and be able to lift 50 pounds in order to perform field tasks. Personnel in this position must be able to walk safely over rugged terrain and tolerate weather extremes.

Required Education

Generally this position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent. A BA or BS degree is considered a plus.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for UXO Technician Level III as outlined in Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board (DDESB) Technical Paper 18 (TP 18)Minimum Qualifications for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Technicians and Personnel, which includes the following:

1. Graduate of a military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) school of the United States (U.S.), Canada, Great Britain, Germany or Australia OR Graduate of a formal training course of instruction or EOD Assistant Course. 
2. Eight (8) years of combined active duty military EOD and/or UXO experience in munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted position.

Must be able to perform all functions enumerated for UXO Technician I and UXO Technician II.  Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, regulators, project team members, and company management.

Preferred Qualifications

Computer knowledge with MS Windows, Word Perfect, MS Excel, MS Project and Power Point a plus.


Positions may be tied to specific contracts or work locations.  Successful completion of a pre-hire drug test and a fit for duty baseline physical is a condition of employment.

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