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AECOM UXO Tech I - AK, HI, NM, SC, VA, & CA in Anchorage, Alaska

United States of America - Alaska, Anchorage

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented UXO Tech I for employment in AK, HI, NM, SC, VA, & CA.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

a. Assist in:

  1. Performing reconnaissance and classification of UXO.

  2. Identifying U.S. and foreign guided missiles, bombs and bomb fuzes, projectiles and projectile fuzes, grenades and grenade fuzes, rockets and rocket fuzes, land mines and associated components, pyrotechnics, military explosives, and demolition materials.

b. Performs location of subsurface UXO using military and/or civilian magnetometers or all-metals detectors.

  1. Assists in performing excavation procedures on buried UXO.

  2. Performs operator maintenance of military and/or civilian magnetometers.

  3. Locates surface UXO using visual means.

  4. Assists in transporting and storing UXO and demolition materials.

c. Assists in:

  1. Preparing non-electric firing system for a UXO disposal operation.

  2. Preparing electric firing system for a UXO disposal operation disposing of ammunition/ explosives by burning; disposing of ammunition/explosives by detonation.

Operating a personnel decontamination station. Dons and doffs appropriate personal protective equipment in contaminated areas. Assists in the inspection of salvage UXO-related material and erection of UXO-related protective works.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record

  • Pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check; many projects/ clients are security sensitive.

  • Pass pre-employment drug screen.

  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, cold, moisture, dust and noise; position requires lifting of weight up to 25 lbs for 50% of the day; lifting of weight 25-50 lbs for 25-50% of the day; walking/standing and stooping/bending greater than 50% of the day. Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including respirator equipment.

  • This position is contingent upon passing a Fit for Duty exam by receiving a medically “qualified” fit for duty result letter indicating the employee is medically “qualified” to conduct work activities at the jobsite. The Fit for Duty medical exam consists of a Harvard Stress Test and a human performance evaluation with a requirement to demonstrate the ability to lift 50 pounds. The Harvard Stress Test is a type of cardiac stress test used for detecting and diagnosing cardiovascular disease. It also is a good measurement of fitness and a person's ability to recover after strenuous exercise. In addition to these tests, medical tests will be administered that are required for the annual HAZWOPER exam.

  • Participate in and successfully complete post-offer, pre-employment baseline physical in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120. Thereafter, candidate must also comply with OSHA (29 CFR 1910.120) requirements including 40hr/8 hr, medical surveillance.

In accordance with Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board Technical Paper 18 (DDESB TP-18), a UXO Technician I shall meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Graduate of an EOD assistant course; or an accredited UXO technician training course; or military EOD school of the US, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, or Australia.

  • Minimum 1 year prior military EOD experience and/or MEC-related experience as defined by DDESB TP-18 in munitions response action or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation.

  • Additionally, the candidate must possess:

  • 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER training certificate

  • 8-hr trained

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year prior military EOD experience and/or MEC-related experience as defined by DDESB TP-18 in munitions response action or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal certificate.

  • Heavy equipment certifications

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Part-time Variable

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244667BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.