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Senior Ordnance Vehicle Technician

Position Description:

JOB TITLE:Senior Ordnance Vehicle Technician
DEPT:Test and Evaluation
REVISED DATE:2017-06-15

Quality Statement:

It is the purpose of the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) to pioneer value-added technical solutions with knowledge, excellence and integrity for our worldwide transportation partners, through personal commitment.

Safety Statement:

It is the responsibility of all NATC employees to follow adopted safety policies and procedures and to take part in protecting themselves, their coworkers and the organization.

Position Summary:

The Senior Ordnance Vehicle Technician works under the direct supervision of the Test & Evaluation Program Manager, supporting a variety of efforts related to ground vehicles and associated systems. The principal role of this individual is to be the Company's Subject Matter Expert for Ordnance Vehicles (ground) on operational and logistics topics, and regularly conduct training, planning and execution of Ordnance Vehicle operations and maintenance. This also includes continuous application of experience with fielded Ordnance Vehicles towards life cycle acquisition considerations for prototype and modified ground vehicle platforms, including test and evaluation planning and execution.

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for maintenance management and related training of all Government Furnished Property (GFP) Ordnance Vehicles.
  2. Responsible for operations and related training of all GFP Ordnance Vehicles.
  3. Responsible for all recovery operations involving GFP Ordnance Vehicles.
  4. Assist with maintenance, as required, of all GFP Ordnance Vehicles.
  5. Assist with recovery operations of all ground vehicles.
  6. Assist with operations, maintenance, and recovery of ground vehicle test articles.
  7. Interface with government logistics and supply POCs at the program manager (systems command), depot (logistics command) and schoolhouse (training command) level.
  8. Support projects (e.g. test and evaluation; research and development; vehicle design, build, and integration) as SME for Ordnance Vehicles.
  9. Support other operationally relevant events and their respective planning including lethality range operations, survivability range operations and amphibious vehicle testing.
  10. Interface with customer Field Service Representatives (FSRs) regarding operations and maintenance topics to support projects and testing.
  11. Performs tests in the field in extreme temperature and/or environmental conditions.
  12. Operates Company vehicles in support of test operations.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Provide subject matter expertise input to proposals including technical approach, and resource estimation for cost, schedule, and personnel.
  2. Serve as Project Supervisor for projects related to Ordnance Vehicles or other ground vehicles.
  3. Provide subject matter expertise input to technical and maintenance reports, including Test Incident Reports and project final reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Six years direct experience in the operation and maintenance of combat vehicles. (e.g. Light Armored Vehicle (LAV), Stryker, Bradley, M1 Abrams Tank, Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV), Paladin).
  2. Two years direct experience supervising and managing a maintenance shop for combat vehicles (as a subset of the six years mentioned above).
  3. One year of OCONUS deployment experience.
  4. One year of experience directly responsible for recovery operations.
  5. Able to work in excess of 40 hours per week.
  6. Expertise with automotive fundamentals and vehicle systems.
  7. Capable of receiving DoD security clearance.
  8. Able to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada Driver's License.
  9. Must possess or willing to obtain CDL within first 6 months of employment.
  10. Must be able to occasionally travel to support project requirements.
  11. Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  12. Must possess strong interpersonal skills.
  13. Must possess excellent organization and time management skills.
  14. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be effective working within multidisciplinary teams.
  15. Able to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.
  16. Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  17. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Eight years direct experience in the operation and maintenance of combat vehicles. (e.g. Light Armored Vehicle (LAV), Stryker, Bradley, M1 Abrams Tank, Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV), Paladin) at the company or battalion level or greater.
  2. Four years direct experience supervising and managing a maintenance shop for combat vehicles, at the company or battalion level or greater (as a subset of the eight years mentioned above).
  3. Two years of experience as a Range Safety Officer (according to meeting military installation standards)
  4. Possessed license for Material Handling Equipment (MHE) for more than 1 year. (e.g. Forklifts, Extended Boom Fork Lift, TRAM, Cranes)
  5. Possessed Commercial Driver License.

AAP/EEO Statement:

Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) values a diverse workforce and as an Equal Opportunity Employer, NATC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other status legally protected by Federal, State, or Local law. NATC assures you that your opportunity with this Company depends solely on your qualifications and other job-related factors.

Important Notice:

This position is not limited to those duties in the job description. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of Hodges Transportation, Inc./NATC.


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a division of Hodges Transportation, Inc.
Post Office Box 234, Carson City, Nevada 89702

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