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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29493 Unexploded Ordanance (UXO) Technician III

Perform: reconnaissance and classification of UXO; identification of U.S. and foreign guided missiles; bombs and bomb fuzes; projectiles and projectile fuzes; grenades and grenade fuzes; rockets and rocket fuzes; land mines and associated components; pyrotechnic items; military explosives and demolition materials.
Supervise: the location of subsurface UXO using military and/or civilian magnetometers. Supervises the excavation and recovery of subsurface UXO; construction of UXO-related protective works; the location of surface UXO by visual means; transporting and storing UXO assuring compliance with Federal, state, and local laws; disposal of UXO by burning/detonation; preparation of an UXO disposal site; preparation of an on-site safe holding area for UXO. Determine UXO-related storage compatibility. Prepare an explosive storage plan. Supervise donning and doffing of personal protective equipment; operation of a personnel decontamination station; maintenance and operator checks on all team equipment. Prepare UXO related administrative reports; standard operating procedures. Conduct daily team safety briefing.
Supervise: segregation of UXO-related scrap from non-UXO related scrap; safe handling procedures; team preventive medicine and field sanitation procedures. Perform risk hazard analysis; interpret x-ray of UXO. Supervise: field expedient identification procedures to ID explosive contaminated soil; the determining of a magnetic azimuth using a lensatic compass; emergency leak sealing and packaging of chemical warfare material.