UIC Alaska

Range Technician

Location : Location
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $28.79/Hr.
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


Range Technician (2023-19015-F):


Bowhead is seeking and Engineering Technician to support the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD.  This  individual will perform tasks which require mainly physical abilities and effort involving some specialized skill or prior work experience.  The following tasks are typical of this occupation: loads and unloads trucks, and other conveyances; moves supplies and materials to proper location; stacks materials for storage or binning; collects refuse and salvageable materials; moves and arranges heavy facility items and targets, equipment, and appliances; moves heavy ballistic engineering data collecting devices, and other types of machinery and equipment.


  • Works independently under supervision of senior technician(s).
  • Assists in design modification by compiling data related to design, specifications, and materials which are pertinent to specific items of equipment or component parts. Develops information concerning previous operational failures and modifications.  Uses judgment and initiative to recognize inconsistencies or gaps in data and seek sources to clarify information.
  • Follows specific layout and scientific diagrams to construct and package simple devices and subunits of equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and corrects malfunctions.
  • Extracts and compiles a variety of engineering data from field notes, manuals, lab reports, etc.; processes data, identifying errors or inconsistencies; selects methods of data presentation. Using mathematic and engineering principles along with software tools (e.g., excel, solidworks), conducts analyses of the data as directed.
  • With guidance, assists the lead project technician during all aspects of experiment execution, to include providing guidance and direction to all support personnel at experimental facilities, ensuring proper experimental instrumentation and methodologies are used, and collecting and tracking of data and hardware.
  • Assists in hooking up and setting up electronic data recording devices and equipment.
  • Uses engineering knowledge to design projectile components, fixtures, and miscellaneous hardware and then generates engineering drawings suitable for the fabrication process.
  • Performs general housekeeping (e.g., post shot clean-up, facility upkeep, grass cutting, weed eating).
  • Assists in organizing and helping manage inventories and keeping facility neat.
  • Follows all appropriate safety, security, and experimental SOPs/IOPs to conduct all assigned tasks
  • Successfully completes all required Safety Training (Ammo, Hazmat, Drivers, etc).
  • Becomes certified Depleted Uranium (DU) worker to include respirator qualified and a radiation safety worker.
  • Becomes Certified Ammunition and Explosives Handler.
  • Acts as Alternate Magazine Manager.
  • Performs target assembly and disassembly.


  • Proficiency with algebra, geometry, trigonometry and basic engineering principles (i.e., statics, dynamics, strength of materials).
  • Basic carpentry skills, some power tool experience.
  • Basic electrical skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Solidworks (or similar CAD).
  • Proficiency building solid models and converting engineering drawings suitable for fabrication processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing methods to interface with machine, wood, and welding shops to fabricate experimental items (e.g., armor targets, fixtures, and projectiles).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team


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.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.





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