Small Arms Repairer

Location: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Technica LLC seeks to fill a Small Arms Repairer position to perform on a Government contract with a place of performance at Ft. Richardson, AK

·        The primary purpose of this job is to provide general support-level maintenance on small arms, artillery, and optical instruments. Equipment repaired includes a variety of small arms, towed artillery, and fire-control instruments. Performs technical inspections of small arms, artillery, and optical instruments to determine whether items were rendered unserviceable due to fair wear and tear, Maintenance Expenditure Limits, Maintenance Allocation Levels, total scope of repairs required to return items to a serviceable condition, and accuracy and completeness of repairs. Assures safety housekeeping and radiation protection rules and instructions are followed. Implements property accountability and security controls prescribed in AR710-2. Maintains, stores, and inventories accountable property, sensitive items, small arms, and small-arms repair parts, and radiological items in accordance with established procedures.
·        Performs the full range of work involved in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of small arms. Locates and repairs mechanical deficiencies and malfunctions in handguns, shotguns, automatic rifles and carbines, machine guns, automatic cannons, mortars, recoilless rifles, rocket and grenade launchers, etc. Overhauls and modifies these weapons to exact specifications. Adapts weapons for special uses or specific personnel (such as left-handed or unusually tall or short users). Repairs, overhauls and/or modifies match and sniper weapons systems. Performs mandatory on-site technical inspection and gauging of small arms in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements. (40%)
·        Performs the full range of work involved in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of towed artillery such as howitzers. Repairs the entire weapons system, to include mounts and carriages. Traces and analyzes the cause and effect of defects, and eliminates them by replacing, reworking, shimming, and straightening applicable assemblies. Disassembles, reassembles, adjusts, and calibrates light and medium artillery. (40%)
·        Tests, adjusts, troubleshoots, modifies, aligns and repairs a variety of fire-control instruments such as aiming circles, binoculars, panoramic, and observation telescopes and their mounts, collimators, aiming circles and binoculars. Inspects equipment when received to determine if parts need to be ordered and if repairs can be performed within the parameters of general support-level maintenance. Performs a variety of functional tests to determine the cause of the malfunction and any other repairs that are necessary. Determines when lenses, prisms, mirrors, and other elements require repair or replacement. Removes defective lenses and replaces or cleans as necessary. Cleans, cements, and mounts lens and prism elements. Collimates lens systems and makes necessary alignments and measurements. Performs doper, field flatness, resolution, and other tests as required. Reassembles and purges lens systems and performs applicable tests. Finishes tests and corrects optical elements to meet specification requirements using optical flats, test plates, collimators, and other equipment as required. Adjusts instrument-mounting surfaces by adding or removing material and machining to proper tolerance as specified in pertinent technical manuals. Installs bore sites and calibrates fire-control instruments and instrument mounts on respective weapons to exacting specifications. Eliminates defects by straightening, shimming, honing, or lapping required parts or assemblies. Designs and/or fabricates special tools and jigs to facilitate precise installation and adjustment of instrument components. (10%)
·        Performs technical inspection on excess armament and related items to ensure correct identification, serviceability and completeness. Prepares documentation for turn in. Coordinates and implements Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) calibration requirements and schedules, with the TMDE Calibration Transfer Point. (10%)
·        Performs other duties as assigned.
·        Must be able to accurately diagnose and repair defects and malfunctions in small arms, towed artillery, and fire-control instruments by the use of appropriate hand and machine tools, precision gauges, adapters, and diagnostic procedures.
·        Must be able to rework weapons to close tolerances.
·        Must be able to devise jigs or tools to aid in the fitting and testing process. Uses knowledge of proper shooting posture and balance of weapons to lay out stocks and handgrips to personal specifications of the user.
·        Must have skill in the repair and modification of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems and assemblies of artillery; such as elevating, traversing, recoil and firing systems, breech, table, pump, equilibrators, trails, shields, and components.
·        Must possess the ability to certify the accuracy and serviceability of fire-control instruments as specified in applicable technical manuals. Able to make operational checks to assure safety, accuracy, and ease of operation of repaired arms.
·        Must have an in-depth understanding of the complex, interrelated mechanisms of fir-control instruments, their mounts and functions.
·        Must possess the high level of skill and craftsmanship necessary to repair, collimate, and test optical equipment.
·        Must have the ability to use tools such as calipers and micrometers to fit parts and make mechanical adjustments, and collimators to optically align assemblies such as telescopes.
·        Frequently lifts sub-assemblies or small weapons weighing 15 to 20 pounds. Incumbent often carries large parts, assemblies, or weapons weighing up to 50-60 pounds. Work requires walking, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, and long periods of standing. May be required to work in confined or awkward positions.
·        Work is performed primarily in well-lighted and ventilated shops with occasional trips to firing ranges.
·        Exposure to excessive noise from test-firing weapons; possible injury due to handling tools and weapons; contact with dirt, grease, dust, solvents and fumes. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and sprains, as well as, to falls on slippery or inclined surfaces. Possibility exists of more serious injury when unloading jammed or misfired weapons, ricochet bullets, mis-handling of radiological items and acids.
·        The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
·        The incumbent of this test-designated position is subject to random drug testing on an unannounced basis.
·        The position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Lautenberg Amendment. The incumbent of this position is required to ship, to transport in interstate or foreign commerce and/or to possess or receive firearms and ammunition. The incumbent will be subject to routine local area checks.
·        Analytical ability to define or recognize the dimension of the problems involved, to collect the necessary data to establish the facts, and take or recommend action based upon application or interpretation of established guidelines.
·        Subject to random drug testing on an unannounced basis.
·        Must possess a current state driver's license.

Technica is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EO/AA) Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, nationality, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We offer health, dental, vision, short-term, long-term and life insurance benefits as well as 401K options to all full-time personnel.

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