PAE, Inc Ordnance Supervisor in Ridgecrest, California

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Ordnance Supervisor

Ordnance Supervisor (Unexploded Ordnance Tech III)

Functions: Ensures the compliance of ordnance management policies and programs, military weapon systems and logistics, maintenance data systems, and support equipment transactions; manage and supervise the storage, handling, inspection, assembly, and testing maintenance; establish work schedules, modification requests and maintenance logs and equipment while complying with current directives. Utilizes well defined leadership skills; exercise critical and analytical thinking; apply effective oral and written communication skills; handle numerous administrative duties while also being able to guide and mentor subordinates. Works with other personnel or groups of personnel to resolve problems. Responsible for mission configuration, working with various civil service work centers with up loads and systems checks as required. Responsible for aircraft loads and ensure aircraft are properly configured as governed by applicable NATOPS manuals and Flight Clearances. Ensures work area is maintained in a neat and orderly manner and that all safety rules and regulations are observed. May work with other groups or personnel to resolve problems. Will instruct and assist in training of lower level employees in proper work methods and performance of their job duties. Performs related duties as assigned including any and all duties of lower rated technical personnel within their classification. Assist other shops/skills as required. May reassign contract personnel between workcenters as needed to support the daily flight schedule requirements.

a. Directs and supervises all personnel engaged in the storage, handling, transporting, inventory, maintenance, issue, and repair of aviation munitions and aviation armament handling/test equipment.

b. Supervises the assembly, loading/downloading of aircraft, and arming/de-arming of all aviation munitions.

c. Evaluates the aviation ordnance function for thoroughness and efficiency and promulgates changes when necessary.

d. Advises the Site Project Manager on technical matters pertaining to aviation ordnance.

e. Directs the Explosive Safety program.

f. Supervises the requisitioning, receipt, allocation, and usage of aviation munitions.

g. Supervises the training of aviation ordnance personnel.

h. Administers the Explosive Handling Personnel Qualification and Certification Program for Class V Ammunition and Explosives and acts as the Chairman of the Certification Board.

i. Develops aviation ordnance standing operating procedures and ensures timely submission of all required ordnance reports.

j. Supervises and schedules personnel efficiently and effectively to meet work requirements and to protect against costly duplication of labor.

k. Ensures employees use proper procedures, methods and practices in the performance of their duties.

l. Conducts shift meetings and briefings as needed and participate in supervisor/management meetings.

m. Provides, supervises and documents on-the-job training for Ordnance personnel.

n. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.

o. Ensures shop area is clean, orderly, and free from workplace hazards.

p. Provides liaison between the Maintenance Control Supervisor and the work group Leadmen.

q. Performs any other maintenance duties or Supervisory functions that may be identified by senior management as appropriate.

r. Ensures Ordnance personnel act as one homogenous work center.

s. Ensures each ordnance technician is cross trained to perform ordnance functions on


t. Ensures ordnance technicians perform VAL/VER procedures in accordance with preliminary checklists / manuals on new ordnance and new procedures.


a. Bachelor’s degree in an associated discipline is highly preferred, High School graduate or equivalent required.


a. Possess an extensive background in the field of Aviation Ordnance with a minimum of 20 years of experience with 10 years of the last 20 years in direct aircraft loading, maintenance, and weapons system testing.

b. Of the 20 years of experience in Aviation Ordnance, 10 years shall be in a Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer/Master Chief Petty Officer/Master Sergeant position that included responsibility for weapons systems reliability, Ordnance Certification program adherence, weapons logistics, ammunition accountability through the Non-Combat Expenditure Allocation Program, and assigning workloads as well as duties for entire shifts.

c. Must have experience supervising daily flight operations as well as personnel supporting scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

d. Must have experience supervising daily uploading/downloading evolutions and personnel supporting scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.


a. Must be knowledgeable of Flight Clearances, NATOPS manuals, Stores Loading Manuals and associated checklists, NAVSEA OP 5 OPNAV 8000.16 Series

b. Must be knowledgeable of technical directives and CNAFINST 4790.2 Series; be knowledgeable of and understand basic supply procedures; possess a working knowledge of applicable aircraft.

c. Capable of writing with clarity and technical accuracy

d. Shall possess or can qualify for a U.S. states driver license

e. Must have a Secret clearance and be able to maintain it

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.

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