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Amentum Aircraft Ordnance Technician (H-60 / H-1YZ) in Lexington Park, Maryland

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Aircraft Ordnance Technician (H-60 / H-1YZ) 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. 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.

Principal 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.

  • Comply with all current sections of COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series applicable to aircraft maintenance and ALSS.

  • Working knowledge of technical publications, NAMP and NALCOMIS aircraft maintenance applications.

  • Perform other job related duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Experience & Education

  • High School degree or equivalent required.

  • Completion of specialized courses in aircraft structural repair is required.

  • Four years actual and recent experience in the type of aircraft being serviced.

  • 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

  • Possess a valid US State driver's license.

  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

  • Ability to read and interpret data is required.

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

  • Ability to obtain a Government flight line driver’s license.

    Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must meet the medical requirements for Explosive handlers and Explosive vehicle Operators contained in NAVMED P-117.

  • May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.

  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.

  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.

  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.

  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.

  • Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.

  • Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.

  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.

  • Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.

  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.

  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.

  • May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.


  • May vary by location.

    Candidates with ordnance certification preferred.

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