Explosive Safety Specialist

Explosive Safety Specialist

Job Category: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

Job Location: CONUS

Job State: Hawthorne, NV

Job Description:

The position of ​ Explosive Safety Specialist​​ is located at the Hawthorne Army Depot, near the modest, west central Nevada, “High-desert, mountain-side”, community of Hawthorne. Hawthorne Army Depot, known as “The Largest ammunition storage facility in the world,” is centrally located near the modest community of Hawthorne, Nevada, at the base of 11,000 ft. Mt. Grant and at the south end of large and historical Walker Lake on Highway 95. We are located within a comfortable 1 to 2 hour drive of numerous communities and cities in Northern Nevada and Northern California. Interested applicants are invited to search online sites for additional
information regarding the renowned Hawthorne Army Depot.


  • Using an extensive background in explosives safety and available technical information, develop and coordinate the implementation of guidelines for explosives operations at the Hawthorne Army Depot.
  • Review plans, procedures, methods and facilities involving the manufacture, demil, or renovation of munitions or components or the update of existing munitions to assure the safety of munitions operations. Perform engineering and technical studies involving the explosives handling and industrial  safety programs. Work requires professional expertise and the consistent exercise of discretion and judgement in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Perform periodic on site surveys and inspections of work operations and premises.  Ensure procedures and facilities are adequate to assure safety of personnel and property.  Ensure compliance with company and governmental guidelines, regulations and approved Standing Operating Procedures (SOP). 
  • Serve as a member of Preliminary Inspection Team as assigned. Perform detailed investigation for specific health and accident hazards prior to start up of new operations. Provide Safety expertise to first line supervisors and planners. Investigate industrial accidents and develop preventive measures and procedures. Use established safety methods, standards, regulations, and practices to eliminate or control hazards. Maintain accident reporting, investigation, and analysis standards to ensure effective corrective action and follow up are provided.
  • Develop, Maintain and present courses of instruction on various and varied safety practices i.e. Material Handling Equipment operation. Perform other duties of the same, lower or higher level of difficulty as assigned.
  • Upholds company values (Safety, Diversity, Integrity and Success). Performs other duties of the same or lower level of difficulty as assigned. May be assigned occasional duties of a higher level of difficulty than those listed above. Maintains high ethical standards, overall values of the business, and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct to include cooperating during Company investigations. Reports potential and known safety and environmental concerns to the appropriate personnel or department.


  • Knowledge and ability to develop guidelines for handling, storage, and disposl of ammunition and ammunition components.
  • Ability to research and prepare technical reports, plans, specifications, engineering analysis and calculations.
  • Ability to perform engineering and technical studies.
  • Knowledge and ability to prepare and present training classes.
  • Must be able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.  A.A. degree in engineering, industrial safety, management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  Advanced Technical course work in Safety required.   Ammunition/explosives experience mandatory.
  • Two years (2) experience in Safety, Ten (10) years experience in munitions and/or explosives. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain all certifications as required by SOC’s Master Training Plan.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid, State of Nevada, driver’s license.  Must also be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of government security clearance as well as a clearance through the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Firearms.
  • Must be able to perform work duties routinely, in a safe and effective manner, remaining alert and aware of potential work/safety hazards at all times, and especially alert, while performing safety sensitive duties.

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