Specialist Handler #ACD-2315

Specialist Handler #ACD-2315

Job Category: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

Job Location: OCONUS

Job State: Afghanistan-AFG

Job Description:

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Handlers are responsible for processing & inspecting all originating, in transit or terminating special handling cargo and mobility cargo.

* Will inspect cargo before acceptance into the Defense Transportation System.

* Inspection of hazardous cargo will include review of marking and labelling, proper packaging and restraint and proper shipper's declaration of dangerous goods, utilising AMC Form 1015.

* Hazardous cargo will be segregated when stored in the special handling warehouse and segregated when palletized for air movement. Class 1 to 3 explosives will be stored at the Ammunition Supply Point.

* Class 1.4 explosives will be stored in special handling IAW Wing guidance.

* In transit cargo will be receipted for, bayed, and personnel will ensure required documentation is presented to the aerial port load planners for onward movement.

* Joint inspect mobility cargo before acceptance into the Defense Transportation System.

* Joint Inspectors will provide concurrent inspection with Customs agents for cargo returning to the United States. Inspection of containerized items will be completed at the user's location prior to acceptance of the cargo at the aerial port. Containers will be sealed and seal numbers verified when entering the airlift system.

* Users will request appointment times for joint inspections and appointments will be granted when Unit Line Numbers appear in the GDSS. GDSS is used to validate that a mission is assigned to the ULN.

* Joint Inspectors will inspect cargo concurrently with the user and record the results of the inspection on DD Form 2133, Joint Airlift Inspection Record/Checklist. Discrepancies will be immediately identified and a cure period will be established.

* If the cure period completed before mission departure the DD Form 2133 will reflect the correction and be processed for continued movement.

* If the cure period is not completed before mission departure the inspector will notify ATOC of the issue. ATOC will work with TACC/AMD on mission information.

* Inspectors will place inspected cargo in the ULN section of the aerial port yard to await air transportation.

* Joint Inspectors will validate load plans, cargo cleanliness, and all transportation documentation. Entry into Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES) will be accomplished by the inspector. The inspector will also be responsible for placarding and storing of ULN mobility cargo.

* Joint Inspector notifies the deployed activity of bumped cargo.

*Joint Inspectors will provide movement requirements technical assistance to deploying/redeploying units when requested.

* Handle cargo requiring special handling (i.e. constant surveillance, refrigeration) IAW AFMAN 24-204(I), AMCI 24-101V11 and applicable intermediate changes and supplements, before acceptance into the Defense Transportation System.

* Ensure storage assets maintain their structural integrity and annotate such inspections on Standard Form 701. Such storage assets include indoor cage, outdoor cage, walk in refrigerator and mail room. Handlers will ensure access to each of these areas is properly annotated on Standard Form 702.

* Use AMC Form 106, Biologicals/Re-icing/Refrigeration Log, to document re-icing/ refrigeration actions and control of all items requiring freezing or refrigeration. Special handling personnel will monitor and record shipments requiring re-icing/refrigeration during storage on the AMC Form 106, Shift supervisors will review this log at the beginning of each shift to ensure re-icing is accomplished as necessary. All entries on the AMC Form 106 will be legible and entered in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

* Maintain inventory of special handling items at the beginning and end of each shift utilizing AMC Form 214.

* Adhere to block 8, Handling Instructions, of the DD Form 1387-2.

* Any other tasks as directed by up-line management.

 

Requirements

* Must be a US citizen

 * Must hold US SECRET clearance

 * Must have proven experience in the Special handling section in a US aerial port operation

 Must be knowledgeable in handling sensitive, classified, and hazardous material and maintain required certifications

 * Must be hazardous material handler qualified IAW AFMAN 24-204

 * Must be knowledgeable in the implementation and compliance with all safety regulations and procedures

 * Must be able to obtain and hold a KAF airfield driving licence

 * Must be able to operate all FLS Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and Air Cargo Handling equipment (ACHE)

 * Must have experience in GATES, SMS and GDSS systems

 * Must be familiar with ICAO, IATA, FAA and military processes

 * Fluent in English to a minimum level of 3333 in accordance with STANAG 6001

 Preferred

 * Be familiar with NATO, ICAO, STANAG and ISO terminology

 * Joint Inspection (Inspector) (JI) qualified would be advantageous.

 * Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nation

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