UIC Alaska

Heavy Equipment Operator

Mariners/Vessels/Diesel Engineers
Position Type
Location : Location
US-CA-Camp Pendleton
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $32.48/Hr.
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
10% - 25%


AAV Operator Support (AAV-22-1374-F):


Bowhead seeks AAV/ACV Operator Support, to provide non-personal operator support for deliverable products and test/evaluation field support services as required. Performance of work will be performed primarily at AVTB, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, California. The contractor shall be expected to work on-site at AVTB, MCB Camp Pendleton, and adjacent coastal areas. The applicant shall display stability while under pressure and be able to withstand the stresses associated with the job's physical demands including potentially hazardous situations and unpredictable weather. 


  •  Include AAV/ACV operation and maintenance of AAV RAM-RS (P7 & C7) and ACV.
  •  Required to operate Government-owned AAVs/ACVs without accidents or incidents 99.99 percent of the time in support of AVTB test and evaluation efforts.
  •  Contractor shall provide AAV/ACV operation personnel to operate and navigate in support of developmental and operational testing. The contractor shall execute all AAV/ACV movements concerning weather, sea conditions, test plans, and schedules, and comply with the AVTB TE SOP V1.1.
  •  Must be able to perform all maintenance IAW best commercial practices. For the purposes of this effort, maintenance is defined as maintenance able to be performed by the user or operator of the equipment. It includes the proper care, use, operation, cleaning, preservation, lubrication, and such adjustment, major repair, testing, and parts replacement as may be prescribed by pertinent technical publications, tools, and parts allowances.
  •  Required to perform crew-level tasks in the operation of vehicle IAW and support vehicle operator tasks such as land and water driving, emergency land and water procedures, towing procedures, respect to weather, sea conditions, test plans, and schedules.
  •  Will provide support with the medium and heavy weapons within the AAV/ACV to include installing the bore sight kit, performing bore sighting, and headspace and timing. Will support live-fire operations.
  •  Shall be responsible for adhering to all State, Federal, and Base Environmental Regulations, e.g., Will be required to identify, notify, and assist in cleaning and extraction of hazardous material spills that meet threshold requirements for removal in garrison, field, and waterborne environments.
  •  Shall participate in test events in support of AVTB and provide technical input regarding the employment, maintenance, and operation of the amphibious and land-based ground combat vehicles; they will not be required to operate non-AAV/ACV platforms.
  •  Will participate in all phases of the event, which include planning, execution, post-test, assistance with user analysis, and after-action assessments.
  •  Must be able to provide input to the development of test documentation, including subject matter expert input to test plans, test cases, test procedures/scripts, test data collection, and analysis plans, test incident/problem reports, and test reports.
  •  Personnel shall assist in the setup and configuration of the test environment and troubleshooting rudimentary technical problems.
  •  Must participate in post-test meetings including Technical Review Boards to provide technical clarification aligned to vehicle performance of any questions regarding test conduct and results.
  •  Must be capable of completing the Submerged Vehicle Egress Trainer; completing Water Survival Basic IAW MCO 1500.52d.
  •  Must also be capable of egressing and entering all hatches with appropriate personal protective equipment and lifting up to 75 pounds in the execution of their duties.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid State Driver's License.
  • 4+ years of experience and expertise in AAV/ACV operations, administrative support, and training/operations planning, coordination & execution, and shall be otherwise qualified to perform the work described here in the AAV/ACV and maintenance of AAV RAM-RS (P7 or C7) and ACV.
  • Must possess, or have possessed, a valid license for an AAV RAM/RS Family of Vehicles (FoV) and ACV (Amphibious Combat Vehicle) license issued from a certified Training and Education Command (TECOM) curriculum, e.g., AAV Schools Battalion, within six years of the employee start date.
  • Must be capable of completing the Submerged Vehicle Egress Trainer; completing Water Survival Basic IAW MCO 1500.52d. The contractor shall also be capable of entering and egressing from all hatches with appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and lifting up to 75 pounds in the execution of their duties.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically


CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position; however, candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check. Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required. Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire. 




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