MUNITIONS CAREER FIELD

1. Specialty Summary. Performs and manages munitions production and materiel tasks and activities. Identifies munitions and equipment requirements. Operates and maintains automated data processing equipment (ADPE) to perform munitions accounting, computations, and research. Stores, maintains, assembles, issues, and delivers assembled nonnuclear munitions. Routinely demilitarizes nonhazardous munitions. Operates and maintains munitions materiel handling equipment (MMHE). Develops and implements munitions materiel management concepts and procedures. Complies with explosive, missile, and ground safety, security, and environmental directives and practices. Identifies munitions by filler, color code, marking, or physical characteristics. Receives, stores, handles, and transports nuclear weapons. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 164500.

2. Duties and Responsibilities:

2.1. Tests, assembles, and processes nonnuclear munitions. Prepares munitions for loading on aircraft. Checks safe and arm mechanisms. Installs warheads, guidance units, fuses, arming wires, explosive bolts, squibs, strakes, wings, fins, control surfaces, and tracking flares. Prepares, assembles and tests aircraft rockets and loads in launchers. Processes aircraft gun ammunition. Maintains and reconditions munitions and MMHE. Reconditions, repairs, and replaces defective or missing parts. Maintains shop or bench stock materiel and secures replenishment. Modifies munitions and all MMHE when directed. Inspects munitions for serviceability and applies munitions product assurance procedures. Installs spotting charges in bombs. Processes ammunition. Inspects ammunition, components, and containers for defects. Prepares documentation indicating identification and quantity of assets. Performs routine demilitarization of nonexplosive munitions items. Repackages munitions and applies container markings.

2.2. Receives, stores, handles, and transports nonnuclear munitions. Unloads and unpacks munitions. Checks shipping documents for accuracy. Delivers munitions to assembly, storage, or maintenance areas. Prepares munitions for shipment. Determines and maintains storage facilities, reports, safety, and security requirements. Performs inspections and maintains inspection and storage records. Issues nonnuclear munitions. Performs operator maintenance on munitions vehicles and equipment. Performs munitions materiel management and materiel accounting functions. Performs and oversees management and procedural application of manual and automated inventory control and accounting functions. Determines inventory control actions. Conducts inventories and corrects discrepancies. Accomplishes requisitioning actions and maintains due-in, due-out, and status files. Maintains source document control and ensures validity and completeness. Recommends system and program changes to data processing methods. Develops and maintains stock level data. Monitors excess munitions programs. Prepares reports. Operates and maintains ADPE for munitions accounting, reporting, and status configuration. Coordinates with maintenance activities on repairable munitions components. Obtains material for equipment modifications, periodic component exchange, and maintenance. Receives, stores, handles and transports nuclear weapons.

2.3. Establishes and evaluates performance standards, maintenance controls, and work procedures. Computes data to support financial planning and programming. Analyzes and validates munitions host-tenant and interservice munitions support agreements and plans. Develops methods and techniques to maintain and recondition munitions and handling equipment. Evaluates munitions account condition, identifies deficiencies, and initiates corrective actions. Ensures compliance with policies, directives, and procedures. Evaluates munitions equipment maintenance. Evaluates procedures for assembling, renovating, and storing munitions; and procedures for demilitarization of nonexplosive munitions. Provides status information and expected completion dates. Analyzes mission effectiveness, program requirements, and stock control levels, and validates requirements. Analyzes stockpile requirements to determine type and quantity of munitions facilities needed to safely store, inspect, maintain, and secure munitions assets.


3. Specialty Qualifications:

3.1. Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: composition and characteristics of munitions, storage, safety, and security and environmental requirements and procedures; fusing and arming systems; technical drawings; precision measuring tools and equipment; wiring diagrams; handling, use, and disposition for nonhazardous materials; munitions materiel accounting systems; basic mathematics; policies and procedures for accountability and pecuniary liability; techniques of munitions materiel management and procurement; Air Force property accounting; munitions policies and procedures; inventory and stock control; preparing and maintaining munitions records and documents; procedures for hazardous and nonhazardous materials; and procedures for assets turn in.

3.2. Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or General Education Development equivalency is mandatory.

3.3. Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

3.3.1. 2W031. Completion of a basic munitions systems course.

3.3.2. 2W071. Completion of the Air Force Combat Ammunition Planning and Production course (PDS code 8RM) and the in-residence 7-level craftsman course.

3.4. Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

3.4.1. 2W051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2W031. Also, experience is mandatory in performing functions such as warehousing, accounting, mechanical assembly, electronics, construction, transportation of munitions, use of hand tools, and preparing and maintaining documentation and records for inventory management actions involving manual or automated systems or both.

3.4.2. 2W071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2W051. Also, experience is mandatory in supervising or performing functions such as receipting, identifying, inspecting, storing, reconditioning, issuing, delivering, maintaining, testing, and assembling guided and unguided munitions; or preparing and maintaining documentation and records for inventory management actions.

3.4.3. 2W091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2W071. Also, experience is mandatory in managing functions such as accountable munitions material operations; munitions storage, maintenance, and assembly functions; munitions inspection; equipment maintenance; line delivery and handling functions; computing levels; automated data processing; or maintaining munitions material management accounts.

3.5. Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

3.5.1. For entry into the specialty,:

3.5.1.1. Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations &
Standards.

3.5.2. For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:

3.5.2.1. No record of emotional instability.

3.5.2.2. Normal depth perception as defined in AFI 48-123.

3.5.2.3. Qualification to operate government vehicles according to AFI 24-301, Vehicle Operations.

3.5.3. For award and retention:

3.5.3.1. Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 2W0XX, completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC) according to AFI 31 501, Personnel Security Program Management.
NOTE: Award of the 3-skill level without a completed NACLC is authorized provided an interim Secret security clearance has been granted according to AFI 31-501.

3.5.3.2. For award and retention of AFSCs 2W051/71/91/00, must maintain an Air Force Network License according to AFI 33-115, Vol 2, Licensing Network Users and Certifying Network Professionals.

For more information in regard to opportunities in the Munitions career field in the WI Air National Guard, please contact a recruiter at 1-800-236-4683.



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