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CAAA's mission is to safely receive, inspect, store, ship, renovate, demilitarize, and manufacture conventional ammunition, missiles, and related components to support Army and Joint Force readiness.


We are and will remain the best producer and supplier of conventional munitions to the fighting ground, sea and air forces.

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Work Location: Crane, IN Starting Salary Range: est. starting $23.43 an hour Closing Date: 06/14/2020

Number of Positions Available: 1

Position Type: TERM NTE 2 years - can be extended up to 4 years

Job Description: Serves as a Materials Handlers (Care & Preservations) independently performing a wide range of care and material handler duties to ensure preservation of material and warehouses.

Responsibilities: 1. Inspects magazines and contents for conditions contributing to deterioration of the structure and materiel to assist with the care of supplies in storage. Checks for: rodent infestation, mold, structural defects and leaks; faulty, unsafe, and incompatible stowage; explosive limits; damaged containers, rust, and signs of smokeless powder for deterioration; and odor of decomposing powder. Performs visual inspection of ammunition and components held in storage and corrects identified deficiencies. Determines whether containers/packaging material is adequate and in good condition. Refers to blueprints or specifications when necessary to identify ordnance material. As required directs repair of containers and repacking of ammunition and ammunition components from broken or damaged containers that do not meet transportation regulations. Perform simple maintenance tasks such as clean vents, drainage gutters, and lubricate hinges and locks. Reports structural damage that cannot be easily repaired. Re-palletizes ammunition and ammunition components from light pallets and boxes for lot consolidation. Ensures light boxes are painted and properly stenciled and marked. Responsible for consolidating ammunition lots, by condition code, from various locations into one central location. Prepares proper documentation of items being relocated into a central point or repackaged to utilize space and liquidate less-than-full containers/pallets. Performs ammunition storage and magazine cleanup as required. Identify and remove excrement from storage magazines IAW regulations. This includes mixing and applying solutions to neutralize the harmful health effects of handling. Wearing appropriate PPE (respirator, disposable coveralls, appropriate gloves and boots). Receive oral and/or written instructions and technical guidance from a supervisor or higher graded pest controller. Follow prescribed schedules, work procedures, and safety practices which are in accordance with applicable environmental, regulatory and safety requirements, and exercise care when adjusting equipment and mixing, applying, and disposing of pesticides. Procedures for mixing, using, and disposing of restricted use pesticides are specifically outlined either by product label directions or other procedural and regulatory requirements and must be closely adhered to. Work is subject to review for close adherence to legal requirements, environmental safety, and results achieved. Apply and properly dispose of pesticides properly and record placement, quantity, and frequency of pesticides used into a database. Ensures and verifies proper set-up/installation and/or use of various equipment, to include (but not limited to) ramps, banding equipment and other hand tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), and material handling equipment (MHE). As necessary maintains contact with appropriate offices by telephone and radio whenever additional information is needed/reported. Contacts employees from the Crane Navy support and Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) organizational elements to include the Maintenance and Engineering Directorate; Operations Division; Inventory Division; Ammunition Surveillance Division, and Safety/Environmental. (70%)

2. Receive oral and/or written instructions and technical guidance from supervisor. Follow prescribed schedules, work procedures, and safety practices which are in accordance with applicable environmental, regulatory and safety requirements. Assumes control of a crew, after consultation with supervisor, in directing materials handlers in identifying, segregating, inventorying, and storing ammunition, ammunition components, and commodities. Coordinates entire work process of crews loading and unloading trucks and railroad cars in receiving, shipping and storage of ammunition and ammunition components. Responsible for the day-to-day work assignments for each materials handler as well as providing technical guidance to each employee regarding ammunition storage and magazine maintenance procedures. Checks classification of explosives for shipping and storage purposes. Ensures all required documentation is filled out properly. With the implementation of Automated Identification Technology (AIT), uses/operates scanning equipment and understands how scanned information is used in daily operations for shipments and receipts. This includes printing bar codes, conducting grid changes, and bin to bin moves. Operates bar code machines, MILSTRIP label-making machines, and performs preventive maintenance in cleaning and changing ribbons/labels/tape, etc. Provides assistance to lower-graded personnel in the use and operation of scanning equipment and components. Maintains work flow, quality, safety, and security for all materials handlers, ensuring personnel wear proper protective safety gear and observe standard operating procedures (SOPs) at all times. Reports status and progress of work to the supervisor on a daily basis. Completes a daily work schedule and fills out a daily time sheet, makes changes as required to ensure accurate use of funds. Immediately refers all incidents/accidents to assignment desk or supervisor. Interfaces with project personnel and plans accordingly for ordnance storage, transportation, and shipping requirements. Ensures magazine space is available for future storage operations, taking into account such factors as compatibility, explosives weight, and quantity and size of material expected to be received or shipped. Operates a 33,000-pound gross vehicle weight (GVW) trucks, one-ton dual-wheel trucks. Works on specialty trucks and roadrailers, throws rail switches going into and out of buildings. Aligns and locks hydraulic rail wheels onto tracks during setting-on procedures. Maneuvers vehicles within close tolerances when driving and backing over uneven ground and in narrow or congested areas, between buildings and other vehicles, and when positioning vehicles at loading docks. (30%)

3. Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements: 1.Must have thorough knowledge of all ordnance handling and storage processes. Must have knowledge of the receipt, shipping, storage and inspection of ordnance items.

2.Familiarity with the various applications of commonly used pesticides and herbicides and the ability to mix them according to standard formulas. Thorough knowledge of work procedures, and safety practices which are in accordance with applicable environmental, regulatory and safety requirements work procedures.

3.Ability to give proper guidance and training to employees in any aspect of ordnance material handling.

4.Because of the nature of the work, the incumbent must be articulate, conscientious, and capable of assuming considerable responsibility. Must be able to convey to other employees the importance of safety, security, and quality pertaining to the handling, storage, and transportation of various types of explosive ordnance.

Conditions of Employment: 1. Must be a US Citizen.

2. Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

3. Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

4. Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

5. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

6. Position requires ability to drive on the installation. Installation driving privileges are automatically granted unless suspended or revoked.

7. Must be able to obtain and maintain explosives certification.

8. Must be able to obtain and maintain Material Handling Equipment (MHE) license.

9. Must be able to be respirator certified without restrictions.

10. Position requires incumbent employee to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

11. Pre-employment physical required as a condition of employment, prior to appointment, reassignment, or transfer, prior to reporting for duty. Subsequent annual physicals are required.

12. Position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019 (Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified Critical under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program) and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

13. This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968 which makes it a felony for anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition. Civilian Personnel of the Department of Defense are not exempt from this provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, selectee will be required to sign a form acknowledging understanding of this provision

14. Position requires temporary duty (TDY) business travel approximately 10% of the time.

Incentives: Advance In-Hire: Maybe

Relocation Incentive: Maybe

Recruitment Incentive: Maybe

PCS: Maybe

LQA: Maybe

Compensation and Benefits Information: (est. starting $23.43 an hour)

Materials Handler (Care & Preservation) position,WG-6907-08 under Z5C/Direct-Hire Authority (Domestic DIB, MRTFB), sec 11025(a) (c), PL 114-328,12/23/2016

Additional Information: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and genetic information, and age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Application Documents Required: Resume, Certifications/Licenses

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