An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician plays, supervises and manages explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations. Locates, identifies, disarms, neutralizes, recovers, and disposes of unsafe explosives; conventional, chemical, biological, incendiary, and nuclear ordnance; and criminal or terrorist devices. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 431.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts and supervises render secure operations. Responds to emergencies with device and technical records. Conducts lengthy variety and near in reconnaissance, identifies and assesses ordnance condition, and advises commanders on advocated secure withdrawal distances. Excavates and safes unexploded ordnance. Exploits unknown items for technical intelligence value. Uses monitoring and detecting system when ordnance may also contain or can be infected with, toxic or radioactive materials.
Disposes of unserviceable, excess, or risky ordnance. Transports demolition explosives and device to legal disposal regions. Fabricates explosive demolition expenses, and disposes of unsafe explosives.
Neutralizes and disposes of improvised explosive devices and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Uses x-ray system, robotics structures, and remotely initiated or managed equipment and techniques to interrogate and benefit get admission to to the tool. Wears unique personal defensive gadget.
Serves as a member of base emergency response crew. Provides potential to discover, screen, examine, and decontaminate explosive, radioactive, chemical, or organic ordnance dangers. Identifies, safes gets rid of and disposes of ordnance from crashed aircraft or vehicles carrying explosives.
Recovers airfields denied via ordnance. Clears unexploded ordnance and dangers from airfields, forward working locations, landing zones, and drop zones.
Clears explosive infected assets. Surveys extent of explosive contamination on AF belongings, and on bombing and gunnery, research and improvement, and munitions take a look at stages. Prepares clearance plans and price estimates for clearance operations. Establishes operates and keeps EOD explosive proficiency tiers.
Identifies necessities for and keeps equipment, device, elements, and technical records. Orders, inventories, stores, mobilizes, and continues specialised gear, equipment, elements, and EOD publications. Uses computer systems to aid flight sports. Develops notional concepts, mission need statements, and operational requirements documents.
Plans EOD contingency operations. Develops operation plans, standards of operation, and running commands on EOD employment. Develops explosive protection plans.
Supports special activities and taskings. Supports United States Secret Service, and other Federal agencies through offering protection to the President, Vice President, and other dignitaries. Deploys to aid unique operations and military operations aside from conflict. Supports research and improvement trying out of guns, aircraft, and area systems. Supports specialized Joint Service mission pressure operations. Provides EOD offerings to Federal, country, and local civil government. Instructs base and community individuals on ordnance popularity and protective measures for improvised explosive gadgets and traditional ordnance. Provides hazardous substances (HAZMAT) response functionality for incidents regarding explosive ordnance.
Knowledge: This area of expertise calls for knowledge of composition and traits of United States and overseas traditional, chemical, biological, improvised, and nuclear ordnance; basic electronics; precautions, tools, and shielding gadget required for response to release of unsafe substances as operations degree first responders and level 3 technicians; and right managing, use, rendering safe, and remedy of hazardous explosive wastes.
Education: For entry into this distinctiveness, crowning glory of high faculty or general academic improvement equivalency is mandatory. Courses in physics, mechanics, and simple digital principle are perfect.
Training: The following education is obligatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
3E831. Completion of the explosive ordnance disposal apprentice direction.
3E871. Completion of the explosive ordnance disposal craftsman course.
Experience. The following experience is obligatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
3E851. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E831. Also, enjoy rendering safe munitions, getting rid of and treating dangerous unexploded ordnance, or decontaminating activities.
3E871. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E851. Also, experience performing or supervising rendering safe munitions, treating risky unexploded ordnance, or decontaminating activities.
3E891. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E871. Also, revel in managing EOD capabilities or operations.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
For access into this specialty, normal coloration vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination, and Standards.
For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:
No record of emotional instability.
Normal intensity belief as defined in AFI forty eight-123.
Strength Req: H
Physical Profile: 333131
Required Appitude Score : G-60 and M-55 (Changed to G-sixty four and M-60, effective 1 Jul 04).
Course #: L3AQR3E831 000
Length (Days): 6
Course #: J5ABN3E831 002
Length (Days): 136
Possible Assignment Information
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