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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician

Company: Navy
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 8, 2021

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Job DescriptionABOUTExplosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians have expertise in the most conventional and unconventional explosives to ensure the secure disposal of explosive weaponry. They are on call to respond to any type of ordnance, and they receive specialized training to handle chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. They investigate and demolish natural and man-made underwater obstructions, prepare coastal regions for amphibious landings, and warn about potential threats at home and abroad.Whether getting the job done in a bomb suit or by utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, Navy EODs are trained to use the most advanced tools of their kind in a role that's vital to the safety of servicemembers and civilians.RESPONSIBILITIESAs a Navy EOD Technician, you will have many far-ranging duties that can cast you on missions across the world. Your duties may require you to:Detonate and demolish hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics and outdated explosivesWork with cutting-edge technology to remotely disable unsafe ordnancePerform parachute or helicopter insertion operationsSupport law enforcement agenciesClear waterways of mines in support of the FleetYour unique skills and knowledge will add to the strengths of other Special Operations units, as well as your own. As an EOD Technician, you may also:* Locate, identify, neutralize, recover and dispose of various ordnances, such as sea mines, torpedoes and depth charges* Support other Special Operations/Special Warfare units, such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and Marine Expeditionary Units* Help the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of State to protect the President, Vice President and other officials and dignitaries* Assist with security at large international events, such as sporting events or world summitsWORK ENVIRONMENTYour missions will take you to every corner of the world. One assignment may have you parachuting from 17,000 feet, while the next may deliver you via an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). It all depends on which unit you're supporting and the type of mission to be completed, as well as the required equipment weight of each team member, weather conditions and other parameters.TRAINING & ADVANCEMENTBecoming an EOD Technician is no easy process. While the rigorous 51 weeks of training are both physically and mentally grueling, you will be rewarded with unrivaled leadership opportunities, first-rate compensation and respect.After two months of recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., your EOD training will begin.EOD Prep Course of Instruction (3 weeks) - The EOD training pipeline starts with preparatory training in Great Lakes, Ill. Candidates work on swim stroke development, long-range swims and physical conditioning.Diver Training (9 weeks) - Next comes dive school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. Training covers basic concepts of scuba diving as well as dive physics, physiology and basic dive medicine. Candidates also learn about equipment such as the MK16 underwater rebreather.EOD School (42 weeks) - After successfully completing dive school, candidates transfer to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This training is comes in four sections, each teaching how to render safe or defuse specific types of ordnance.Air Ordnance Division - Focuses on bombs and missilesImprovised Explosive Devices (IEDs) - Includes "homemade bombs"Nuclear Ordnance Division - Covers basic nuclear physics and radiation monitoring and decontamination proceduresUnderwater Ordnance Division - Emphasizes torpedoes and other underwater explosives as well as underwater search techniquesBasic Parachute Training (3 weeks) - After completing basic EOD school, graduates attend Basic Airborne Training ("jump school") at Fort Benning, Ga., where they qualify as a basic parachutist.EOD Tactical Training (3 weeks) - The final phase of training is in San Diego, Calif. It teaches helicopter insertion (fast-rope, rappel, cast and special patrol insertion, and extraction rigging), small arms/weapons training, small unit tactics (weapons, self-defense, land navigation and patrolling) and tactical communications (satellite and high frequency).Upon successful completion the EOD training pipeline, graduates are assigned to EOD Mobile Units where they gain advanced on-the-job training and experience as members of Mobile Teams, Carrier Strike Group/Expeditionary Strike Group Companies, Naval Special Warfare Companies and Marine Mammal Companies.* Advanced Training - EOD technicians may pursue a number of advanced training options to hone and specialize their skills* Helicopter insertion training* Basic parachute training and parachute water insertion training* Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD)* Jumpmaster training* Small unit tactics* Small Arms Instructor* Language school (Defense Language Institute)* EOD Communications (tactical radio communicatio

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