Job Title: Gunsmith II
Location: Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), WA, US
The Gunsmith II shall design, fabricate, modify, repair and service foreign and domestic firearms, weapons and accessories. This position will work on external/internal and terminal ballistics; build custom pistols and rifles, as well as other types of weapons systems with minimal supervision.
The Gunsmith II shall also perform major repairs on foreign and domestic standard and non-standard small arms weapons, be able to build either custom pistols or rifles with little or no supervision, possess excellent knowledge of gun-smithing tools and procedures, and possess moderate knowledge of firearms operating principles and ballistics. Candidates shall possess a thorough understanding of firearm operation principles, have moderate knowledge of internal/external ballistic theories, be able to fabricate special jigs, fixtures and other special tooling with some supervision, read and understand blueprint drawings, and work from those drawings under direct supervision.
The Gunsmith II can perform as primary instructor on most standard and non-standard small arms weapon systems. Candidates shall possess knowledge of required tools (i.e. hammers, punches, files, stones, etc.) and gauges needed to perform assigned duties. Knowledge of basic shop safety procedures needed to work in a small arms environment is required, along with performing support functions for the shop. Other responsibilities include disassemble, repair, replace parts, clean, service, and reassemble a variety of automatic and manual weapons such as electrically and manually fired machine guns that have single or multi-barrels, rifles, automatic pistols, revolvers, grenade launchers, and commercial/foreigner weapons such as shotguns.
The Gunsmith shall perform repair work on weapon system components such as firing pins, springs, trigger mechanisms, shell ejectors, sights, bolts, stocks, hammers, barrels, solenoids, etc. The successful candidate will straighten bent parts, files burrs, perform precise timing alignment and adjustments; and perform bore scoping and pullover gauging of cannon tubes. The Gunsmith will clean and refinish weapons as required; and will apply phosphate and bluing solutions. The candidate will make operational checks and test fires as required to assure accuracy, safety, and ease of operation. The Gunsmith assists military unit personnel, inspection teams, and equipment specialists as required in all aspects of small arms repair, maintenance and problem solving. As required, repairs and adjusts weapons to national match standards.
Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Completed 92Y Unit Armorer Certification Course: 551-F29 (MTT-A/G) or equivalent civilian training.
Experienced in military logistics and security requirements/regulations associated with management of small arms.
Attendance at a formal one to two-year accredited in-house gun-smiting course, or equivalent work experience with a minimum 2-3 years' experience.
Must be able to obtain a positive adjudication of a NAC-I background check and obtain a Common Access card (CAC).
Must have excellent written communications skills and be able to perform detail-oriented work as required and write routine reports and correspondence.
Be thoroughly familiar with US military Technical Manuals (TMs).
Armor certification or Gun Smith certification(s) is preferred.
Experience working with U. S. Army combat and tactical equipment preferred.
A valid US Army MOS 45 Bravo, 93 Juliet or USMC MOS 2111 certificate and/or GSA/OEM Factory Armorer certifications for required weapons including M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun, 7.62 MM Machine Gun, Mark 19 Grenade Launcher, M4/M4A1 5.56mm Carbine, SIG Sauer M17 and M18 handguns and other weapons, ACOG and M68 CCO, sights and optic equipment as needed.
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