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     Date Submitted:28-09-2012
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     Current job:Ordnance Inspector/Ordnance Handler
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsMunitions Systems Handling/Inspection/Accountability/Warehousing
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    Job Type: Permanent
    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Shift Work


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    United States

       
       
     

     

    GENCO
    Patrick AFB, FL    United States

    05/2010 - 5/2012
    Salary: 58,000.00  USD Per Year
    Hours per week: 40

    Ordnance Handler/Materials Examiner and Identifier

    Supervisor: Richard Hattal (321) 223-5122
    Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes

    Provided superior support to 45th Space Wing, 920th Rescue Wing and tenant units as a Certified Materials Examiner and Identifier, performs multiple duties to sort and separate materials based on material hazard identifying, examining, class division, usability conditions and characteristics, accepting and disposing of hazardous materials, conventional munitions, explosives and inert munitions totaling 790 line items valued at $7.954 million. Exceptional knowledge of governing munitions technical orders, regulations and procedures as outlined in Air Force, Department of Defense and Occupational Safety and Health publications ensured wing had required munitions assets on hand to provide uninterrupted support of operational and training requirements by performing 211 Periodic inspections, 93 Returned Munitions Inspections, 57 munitions receipts and 62 munitions Shipping Inspections valued at $798,422. Accountability specialist utilizes data base systems to perform automated munitions and accountable transactions in various approved Air Force munitions systems, accomplishments include preparing and processing 304 periodic, receiving, turn-in and pre-issue inspections, 87 custody account issues, 24 munitions stockpile inventories, 854 stock and custody account munitions movements, 92 inbound /outbound munitions shipments and over 515 munitions expenditures using the Combat Ammunition System. Utilizes data base systems such as the Combat Ammunition System to perform automated munitions accountable transactions and to screen documents or find missing data. Ability to screen documents resulted in 100% accuracy on 825 munitions transactions. Warehousing specialist serves as a Materials Examiner/Identifier forklift operator requiring the use of fork lift trucks electric, diesel, gasoline, or LPG with a capacity of less than 10,000 pounds and a lift reach of up to 168 inches for the accepted warehousing functions and configurations of conventional munitions, explosives and inert munitions handling techniques in a warehouse environment spanning over 7000 feet. Accolades include independently consolidating stock assets increasing the maximum storage space within the munitions storage area by 45%. Complete knowledge of safe cargo hauling/handling procedures and techniques, ground weapon/explosive safety, and security practices displayed on a daily basis. Utilization of Class C (CDL) with Hazardous Endorsement resulted in 255 munitions movements over public highways without incident. Complete knowledge and skills of governing munitions technical orders, regulations and procedures was applied to over 3367 munitions transactions positively impacting the overall serviceability, safety, security and accountability of the installations munitions.

     

     

    Dyncorp International
    Doha,   Qatar

    09/2009 - 04/2010
    Hours per week: 48

    Ordnance Shipping and Receiving Inspector

    Certified Shipping and Receiving Inspector responsible for the shipment and receipt of over 800 tons of munitions and associated components supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ensured the safe and proper documentation, identification, prioritization, packaging and palletization of over 120 munitions packages valued at over $30 million via air and sea shipments in accordance with Air Force directives. Shipping and Receiving Coordinator responsible for coordinating a total of 182 inbound /outbound munitions shipments utilizing the Combat Ammunition System database, shipping documents and other related documentation through the Traffic Management Office and associated agencies. Responsibilities include the proper item identification, packaging, handling, storage and shipping documentation. Hazardous Materials Declarations examiner/identifier responsible for ensuring proper labeling, identification and documentation of 144 hazardous materials shipments via airlift and sea. Accountability specialist highly skilled at preparing and processing over 932 munitions transactions to include inspections, shipments, receipts, munitions stock inventories and movements in the Combat Ammunition System database. Highly adept researched 297 transactions and created over 155 transaction reports utilizing the Combat Ammunition System database. Highly skilled at reading and interpreting technical orders, manufacturers' manuals and other technical information. Senior working Materials Handler with forklift operator duties, responsible for the full spectrum of warehouse functions personally relocating over 120 tons of munitions scheduled for shipment in a warehouse/concrete pad environment spanning over 80,000 ft. and over 10 square miles. Certified operator on major materials handling equipment including 4-15K forklift, 50K container handler, 7.5-10 ton tractor, 20-40 ft semi trailer, 1.5-2.5 ton cargo trucks and 29-45 passenger busses.

     

     

    USAF
    Valdosta , GA    United States

    09/2007 - 08/2009
    Salary: 55,000.00  USD Per Year
    Hours per week: 45

    Munitions Flight Shift Superintendent

    Supervised a team of 41 personnel and directed Munitions Storage dispatch operations. Planned, coordinated and dispatched 41 personnel on the safe and proper receipt, issue, warehousing, and storage of Pacific Air Forces largest air-to-ground munitions stockpile comprised of 1,754 line items valued at $292M. Scheduled work assignments, validated movement control records in the Combat Ammunition System data base. Ensured completion of stockpile inventories, facility checks/lock maintenance on 131 above ground igloos, 10 above ground magazines, 2 eight bay multi-cubes and 13 open storage revetments spanning over 5,500 acres on a monthly basis. Facilitated inspection and maintenance of 45 vehicles and 27 ea. 40 ft. trailers. Lead and supervised 59 personnel in the assembly of the 23d wings $42M stockpile for aircrew support. Conducted spot inspections to ensure proper use of procedures and documentation. Diligently met flying schedule time lines and accounting for over 1M yearly munitions expenditures. Managed the daily reconciliations of air crew training munitions valued at $7.9M maintained 100% accountability for 810K munitions items.
    Expedited the removal of 93K suspended/ unserviceable 7.62 small arms rounds, averted possible gun malfunctions on HH-60G helicopters. Supervised a team of 31 munitions technicians in the delivery of primary and support munitions identified on the wings Unit Committed Munitions Listing. Coordinated with aircraft maintenance units and other base agencies to ensure efficient flow of munitions from 21 munitions holding pads and 8 operating locations. Directed daily inventories, reviews documentation and assists munitions control in reconciliations of the wings aircrew training munitions. Planned, organized and evaluated work procedures and performance standards. Managed personnel training and conducted explosive operations inspections to ensure compliance with written instruction. Directed the safe delivery of 444 tons of munitions performing as Munitions Expediter during the Apr '07 HQ Pacific Air Forces Operational Readiness Inspection, command and Control team received an "Outstanding" rating and "outstanding Team" award. Section lauded as "best Flight line Delivery section to date" by Pacific Air Forces evaluators. Authored comprehensive section training plan; achieved a 93% Quality Assurance pass rating for 31 personnel. Motivated, Superb, Dynamic and Outstanding used to describe leadership qualities in annual performance reports. Currently maintains and held a secret security clearance throughout a 20 year military career.


    Education:


    Citrus High School Inverness , FL  United States
    Some College Coursework Completed


    Job Related Training:

     

    -Munitions Systems Specialist course (Dec 89)
    -Munitions Systems Journeyman course (Feb 90)
    -Munitions Systems Craftsman course (July 98)
    -Explosive Safety course (Annually)
    -Munitions Inspection course (1997 and 2003)
    -Munitions Accountability course (Apr 97)
    -Combat Ammunition System course (CAS) (May 97)
    -DOT Hazardous Materials Over-the-Road Training (Aug 10)
    -Commercial Drivers License (CDL)  class C with Hazardous endorsement current (Mar 2015)
    -4K-50K Gas and Diesel forklift qualified
    -C-5 Staircase truck qualified
    -463L Cargo Pallet Netting qualified
    -AIR Mobility Operations (4 Jan 12)
    -AMC Aerial Port Vehicles(19 Dec 11)
    -AMC Air Freight (6 Jan 12)
    -AMC Air Terminal operations Center (22 Dec 11)
    -AMC Customer Service (29 Dec 11)
    -AMC Hazardous Material Handler (22 Dec 11)
    -AMC Passenger Service Operations (28 Dec 11)
    -AMC GATES (15 Jan 12)
    -Equipment custodian course
    -Hazardous Material Management course


    References:

     

    Name

    Employer

    Title

    Email

    Mitchell Browder (*)

    Saalex

    Equipment Specialist AIM-Nine Missiles

    Mitchell.Browder.ctr(at)robins.af.mil

    Richard Hattal (*)

    SBAR

    Supply Technician

    richard.hattal.ctr(at)patrick.af.mil

    Joseph Mouton (*)

    SBAR

    Site Manager

    Joseph.mouton.ctr(at)patrick.af.mil

     

    (*) Indicates professional reference



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