Ordnance munitions explosives technician (level 4)
To be involved in or contribute to the design and operation of OME by preparing explosives compositions and devices.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
- Typical duration
- 30 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Ammunition Technician
- OME Manufacturing Technician
- Pyrotechnics Technician
- Shot firer
- Special Effects Technician
- Storage and Transport Coordinator
- Trials and Research Technician
- Weapons Technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Prepare and supervise an OME workplace, in line with organisational procedures selecting appropriate equipment and resources and return it to a serviceable condition having recorded and taken appropriate action to address any faults.
- Apply correct H&S and explosives regulations to task and confirm hazard and risk against agreed criteria.
- Conduct inspection and testing, using visual and sampling techniques, and record outcomes in line with organisational or legislative requirements.
- Make safe, quarantine, and/or prepare OME for disposal.
- Maintain accurate record keeping and identifying areas for improvement and making recommendations.
- Use a range of techniques to coach, mentor and communicate within their area of OME responsibility.
- Handle and use OME correctly in accordance with the relevant procedures, guidance and legislation.
- Identify and implement appropriate OME procedures in the workplace to meet stakeholder requirements.
- Confirm the type, quality and quantity of OME relevant to the activity in the workplace.
- Implement and maintain housekeeping standards such as cleanliness and waste disposal using best practice protocols.
- Plan and prioritise their own and the team’s workload in response to developing events within the workplace.
- Prepare Ordnance Munitions and Explosives for specified tasks, taking suitable precautions to prevent damage to equipment and facilities.
- Apply the principles of OME to achieve the required explosive effect for a specific ordnance munition or explosive application.
- Undertake inventory activities such as audits, recording outcomes in line with organisational requirements.
- Use a range of techniques to supervise OME activities, within their area of responsibility.
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