Indirect Fire Weapons Operator (On-Call)

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-321234
    • Job Location: Ft. Sill, OK
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 08242
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Job Description

General Job Summary

  • Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment.
  • Plans and arranges labor, schedules, and equipment as required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.
  • Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and plans tests to be performed. Compiles data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements.
  • Work in Government environment supporting test, research, and development of emerging weapons technology.
  • Support warfighter training and qualification by directly participating in rehearsals, exercises, and other events.
  • Interface with customers in order to determine desired stimulus in test/training environment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Troubleshoot, maintain, operate various US and foreign weapons systems from 60mm - 127mm..
  • Provide highly accurate aerial targets to customers in support of operational assessments, research and development, and testing scenarios.

Work Environment/Physical Conditions

  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers (i.e., frequent computer use, typing and writing).
  • Frequent sitting.
  • Indoor office environment and/or laboratory environment (potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, odors, hot/cold depending on location).
  • Moving items of up to 50 lbs and lifting to a height of 3 to 4 feet is potentially required (frequency by exact position).
  • Extended hours outside.
  • Long hours standing.
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Interact effectively with peers and supervisors

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

  • Must have an Active Security Clearance
  • 5 years of job related experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules and safety protocols.
  • Experience in working on a military base, extended hours, and in austere locations.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Previous experience in risk management processes, working knowledge of risk reduction strategy and mitigations.
  • Customer service minded, able to understand and capture unique customer needs and convey them to supervisor.
  • Proven experience in ammunition and explosives handling, packaging, transport, and storage.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience working in a classified government facility with DoD systems.
  • Experience in mapping and surveying to accurately set up launch sites, fire azimuths and impact points.
  • Mathematical competency to convert units of measurement, both foreign and domestic (e.g.-milliradians, degrees, minutes of angle, meters, miles, decimal degrees).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of indirect fire, trajectories, meteorological effects, fire control, fire commands, and adjusting impacts.
  • Experience operating military radio systems and familiar with radio net protocols.
  • College education (BS preferred but professional military education may be substituted)


Travel required: 100%

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