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Working As A Range Technician

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $72,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Range Technician Do At Jacobs

* repairing target fixtures, gun mounts, velocity measurement equipment, laser designators, thermal imaging systems, mount assemblies and fire control support equipment; repairing and maintaining artillery, tank systems, and infantry weapons; cleaning and lubricating gun barrels, sights, and other fire control components; testing and adjusting weapons’ firing, guidance, and launch systems; and diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions in fire control systems, weapons, and related equipment
* Provides on** **‐** **the** **‐** **job training, technical advice and assistance to colleagues
* Performs various measurements on test items and equipment such as weights, dimensions, temperature, and clay calibration drop depth readings
* Instructs employees on specific tasks and job techniques
* Prepares, operates, adjusts, and maintains ammunition processing equipment such as: hydraulic presses, crimping machines, debulleting machines, resizing presses, and primer insertion/removal machines
* Operates automated digital weighing equipment, remote video monitoring and recording equipment
* Uses various measuring devices, gauges and explosion proof multi-meters
* In addition, uses a variety of hand tools, paints, stencils, and cleaning materials
* Operates forklifts up to and including 6,000 pound capacity and motor vehicles up to and including 5 ton capacity
* Incumbent may work in different areas to include indoor and outdoor ranges, ammunition loading rooms, and environmental conditioning chambers
* Records specific information on structured data sheets and computers for processing.
* Records maintenance related data to include information such as total operational test life at the time of maintenance, type of malfunction, how and when a test incident was discovered, type of action taken to correct the malfunction, level of maintenance required to repair the incident, specific description of malfunctions, parts involved and the time and steps required to repair the malfunction
* Records test data from range instrumentation

What Does A Range Technician Do At Mantech International Corporation

* 1. To perform all dutes of responsibility as range scoring technician in a professional manner to ensure aircrew receive accurate scoring information in the range during day and night weaponry attacks.
* To perform all duties and tasks assigned by RSO.
* To document the results of firing in the manned and tactical range and report weapon scores and the serviceability state of scoring targets to all concerned.
* To determine if the target needs maintenance inside the target area and inform the maintenance people to repair.
* To make sure that the squadrons receive all the scoring results.
* Record the range scoring results and inform the people who require those results and maintain that target.
* To turn on all equipment for range scoring before scoring occurs and ensure all equipment is safe to use.
* To report and coordinate the weather with Safety Range Officerand all agencies.
* To make sure to acquire the daily flying schedules from each squadron in a timely manner

What Does A Range Technician Do At Ball Corporation/Ball Aerospace

* Configure the Range for RF operation.
* Utilize overhead cranes to move heavy / large tooling and equipment.
* Install and assemble defined Range test tooling.
* Set-up and calibrate the Range for test execution per documented procedure, specification or standard.
* Install and connect antennas to be tested.
* Execute RF tests per documented procedure.
* Process and plot required Range data files as defined.
* Sign-off on test operations certifying that tests have been conducted as specified in the product acceptance test procedure.
* Utilize paper or electronic formats to maintain required process logs, records and reports in accordance with BATC policies and government regulation.
* Use internal electronic scheduling system to tear-down and set-up for the next scheduled test.
* Initiate emergency procedures in case of power failure; recognize safety hazards, including hazardous materials, and pursue corrective action when necessary.
* Initiate and sustain process improvement activities to increase process efficiency and reduce risks to hardware or data quality.
* Execute equipment and system maintenance activities.
* Also responsible to support prototype / development RF testing.
* Responsibilities include:
* Set-up of Range and execution of special tests with minimal engineering oversight, direction or documentation.
* Conduct tests; monitor, analyze, reduce and record data; and perform mathematical calculations.
* Will also be expected to support the Range in a more operational role, including performance of preventive maintenance and some Range maintenance tasks.
* May be required to read / document schematic diagrams.
* Troubleshoot circuits to the component level.
* Assemble electronic circuits and perform cause and affect analysis.
* Candidate will work as a team member with other Range technicians, as well as Range, Manufacturing and Test engineering.
* Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units, and the Company.
* Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
* Perform other duties as necessary.
* What you’ll need:
* High School diploma or equivalent and 4 or more years of related experience, or a two-year technical degree and 2 or more years of related experience.
* Ability to perform shift and weekend work as required.
* Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products and feel completely comfortable with computer systems and various software applications.
* Electro-mechanical background is a plus.
* In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered.
* Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor’s or Master’s, may substitute for two years of related experience

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Top Skills for A Range Technician

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Range Improvements
  3. GPS
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised range operations and administered tower and safety procedures according to regulations and applicable guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Inspected structural range improvements and notifies supervisor of needed maintenance.
  • Utilize GPS to coordinate landing zones, drop points, line locations, fire locations and many other fire related uses.
  • Qualified chainsaw operator, proficient in doing daily checks on fire engines/tools, proficient at keeping the vehicles stocked and organized.
  • Range Tech-Wildland Firefighter three summers, Initial Attack Dispatcher one summer.

Range Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

70.7%

Female

22.1%

Unknown

7.2%
Ethnicity

White

67.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

8.6%

Unknown

4.8%

Asian

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.1%

French

14.3%

Portuguese

9.5%

Arabic

9.5%

Chinese

4.8%

Welsh

4.8%

Persian

4.8%

Cheyenne

4.8%

Korean

4.8%

Carrier

4.8%
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Range Technician Education

Schools

University of Idaho

15.1%

Montana State University - Bozeman

9.4%

University of Wyoming

9.4%

Utah State University

7.5%

University of Montana

6.3%

Boise State University

5.7%

Colorado State University

5.0%

Oregon State University

4.4%

University of Nevada - Reno

3.8%

Central Texas College

3.8%

South Dakota State University

3.8%

Brigham Young University

3.1%

New Mexico State University

3.1%

University of Phoenix

3.1%

Texas A&M University

3.1%

University of Utah

3.1%

Community College of the Air Force

2.5%

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2.5%

Humboldt State University

2.5%

Treasure Valley Community College

2.5%
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Majors

Environmental Science

17.1%

Business

9.6%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

9.2%

Wildlife Management

7.8%

Biology

6.8%

Fire Science And Protection

5.1%

Forestry

5.1%

General Studies

4.4%

Management

4.1%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

Plant Sciences

3.8%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Natural Resources Management

3.1%

Education

2.7%

Geology

2.7%

Animal Science

2.4%

Geography

2.4%

Kinesiology

2.0%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.0%

Medical Technician

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.2%

Other

23.6%

Masters

11.9%

Associate

9.4%

Certificate

6.0%

Diploma

1.4%

Doctorate

1.4%
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