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Working As An Explosive Ordnance Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • $66,208

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Explosive Ordnance Technician does

  • Deployed 6 months to Bahrain for Underwater Mine Counter Measure (MCM).
  • Conduct post blast analysis and forensic evidence collection.
  • Provided EOD support for the state of Texas.
  • Performed render safe procedures utilizing in depth technical data on all types of munitions.
  • Maintain 24 hour Operations Capability - Remained on call for emergency response, at all times, for one week intervals.
  • Graduate of Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School Eglin AFB/Indian Head, MD.
  • Key member of a classified Defense Threat Reduction Agency program, which provides oversight to numerous DOD and government organizations.
  • Conduct security missions with United States Secret Service.
  • Neutralized threats from improvised or military, chemical, nuclear, and radiological explosive items.
  • Selected to lead firearms training and marksmanship ranges for the organization based on technical proficiency and experience.
  • Maintained and operated Bomb Disposal robots, vehicles and tools.
  • Trained Military Police and Republic of Korea military personnel on recognition of IEDs and hazardous devices.
  • Manage hazardous materials and handle properly.
  • Cross-trained on new tactical skills and implemented SOPs resulting in enhanced combat readiness.
  • Provide training and assistance for military, federal, state, and local civilian law enforcement agencies in Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection procedures.
  • Executed 21 combat missions and assisted on 7 Emergency response missions.
  • Provided protective support through U.S. Secret Service for the President of the United States and foreign dignitaries.
  • Trained in Base security, and responsible for physical security.
  • Read and interpreted radiography, drawings, and technical literature.
  • Responded to IED threats, rendering explosive hazards safe ensuring safety of civilians and military personnel.

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Explosive Ordnance Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

91.1%

Female

7.7%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

66.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

German

25.0%

Arabic

25.0%

French

25.0%

Spanish

25.0%
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Explosive Ordnance Technician Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

20.3%

American University

13.0%

Excelsior College

8.7%

Pennsylvania State University

5.8%

Ashford University

4.3%

University of Phoenix

4.3%

The Academy

4.3%

Webster University

4.3%

University of Maryland - University College

2.9%

Chapman University

2.9%

Liberty University

2.9%

Cochise College

2.9%

State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred

2.9%

Upper Iowa University

2.9%

University of California - Riverside

2.9%

Old Dominion University

2.9%

San Diego State University

2.9%

Bellevue University

2.9%

Purdue University

2.9%

Metropolitan State University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

17.6%

Criminal Justice

14.8%

Homeland Security

9.9%

Electrical Engineering

6.3%

General Studies

5.6%

Mechanical Engineering

4.9%

Management

4.2%

Aviation

3.5%

Project Management

3.5%

Public Administration

3.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Computer Science

2.8%

Biology

2.8%

Education

2.8%

Political Science

2.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.8%

Sociology

2.8%

Intelligence Operations

2.1%

Precision Metal Working

2.1%

Health Education

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.7%

Other

32.6%

Masters

15.1%

Associate

13.4%

Certificate

1.7%

Doctorate

1.7%

Diploma

0.8%
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Top Skills for An Explosive Ordnance Technician

  1. EOD
  2. Explosive Devices
  3. Personnel
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  • Served as the senior enlisted EOD Technician for a six man team deployed for 1 year following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • Conducted high-risk diving and demolition operations in response to recovered military ordnance and improvised explosive devices.
  • Maintained classified and unclassified technical data, Air Force regulations, communications security materials, and Flight and personnel records.
  • Maintained serviceability and accountability of $3.2 million dollars of specialized Explosive Ordnance Disposal equipment assigned to the team.
  • Develop new render safe and disposal procedures when none in existent or modifies existing procedures to adapt to new situations.

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