Explosives Handler Jobs at Department of the Army – Crane, IN

  • Full Time
  • Crane, IN
  • $19.89 - $23.21 per hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $19.89 - $23.21 per hour

Department of the Army

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About the Position: THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE SOLICITATION – These positions are being advertised through the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Domestic Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Facilities in the Department of Defense. Under this authority, competitive rating/ranking and veteran’s preference procedures do not apply.

This is an open continuous announcement. The first cutoff will be December 8, 2021. Additional cutoffs will be done every 4 weeks.


About the Position: THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE SOLICITATION – These positions are being advertised through the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Domestic Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Facilities in the Department of Defense. Under this authority, competitive rating/ranking and veteran’s preference procedures do not apply.

This is an open continuous announcement. The first cutoff will be December 8, 2021. Additional cutoffs will be done every 4 weeks.


  • Move material and components from railcars and trucks to production areas.
  • Perform repetitive and manual tasks involving the manufacture, loading, assembly, rework, modification and repair of all types of ammunition and pyrotechnic items.
  • Operate material handling equipment in loading and unloading railcars and trucks, stowing and re-stowing material in warehouses and magazines.
  • Dispose of bulk explosives, scrap powders, propellants or other explosives material through a burn or demolition operation
  • Compare receipt/issue documents to items shipped or stored to assure that correct items are moved, received or issued.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires you to be able to obtain and maintain Explosives Certification.
  • This position requires you to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
  • This position requires you to be respirator certified without restrictions.
  • This position requires you to be able to obtain and maintain a Forklift License.
  • This position requires you to possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • This position requires a pre-employment physical and subsequent annual physicals are required.
  • Position requires the ability to drive on the installation. Installation driving privileges are automatically granted unless suspended or revoked.
  • Position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. A DA Form 5019 must be signed and you must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • This position is subject to the Lautenberg amendment to the gun control act of 1968 which makes it a felony for anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition.
  • Civilian personnel of the Dept. of Defense are not exempt from this provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, selectee will be required to sign a form acknowledging understanding of this provision.
  • This position requires heavy lifting of 40lbs.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Explosives Handler~ without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet the screen out element to be considered further. The work of the position includes: performing manual tasks in assembling or producing an item in a manufacturing or production environment; operating material handling equipment to transport material to/from warehouse to the production area; perform visual inspection of items to detect damage; using common hand tools to open containers in preparation for disposal with in regulation standard. – Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

Physical Effort: Physical demands are arduous. At times it is necessary to lift heavy items (i.e., in excess of 40 pounds) for long periods of time at production rates. Kneeling, standing, bending, and other awkward positions are necessary at times, as well as pushing or pulling of heavily loaded carts and/or hand trucks.

Working Conditions: Working conditions vary with type of assignment and range from those in well-lighted, well-ventilated areas, to noisy, steam-heated areas with excess moisture/heat; and unheated and poorly illuminated magazines and warehouses. Work may be performed outdoors in various weather conditions in hazardous waste areas governed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements being exposed to dirt, noise, dust, fumes, extensive standing, walking, heavy lifting and repetitive body movements. Subject to danger from slipping and falling objects. Worker may be exposed to danger of explosion and fire while working with explosives, chemicals, and loaded ammunition; also exposed to cuts and bruises, skin irritations and rashes, burns, nausea, fractures of hand and feet, and loss of limbs to fatalities. Some areas will require the use of respirators.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • This position is a TERM Not To Exceed 4 years, and may be extended up to a maximum of 8 years.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 33 – Ammunition Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Since this is an open continuous announcement, if you do not receive a response from the agency within 90 days, please re-apply to continue to be considered for this vacancy.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Other supporting documents:

  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person’s personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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