Department(s) Operations, TSS Range Sustainment, Fort Irwin, CA

Reports to
Range Operations Mgr. / Direct Supervisor or as assigned

Job Summary

The Range Maintenance Worker performs all functions required to install, test and direct exchange systems used within the Range Control Branch in support of Fort Irwin ranges and training areas. This is a union position.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Will supply customers with required targets and will maintain target supply procedures and any related technical information.
  • Will inspect and check range systems per technical guidelines and as outlined under current publications.
  • Will perform all tasks required to ensure all ranges and training areas maintain an operational status.
  • Will inspect ranges sites, facilities, trails and training areas to ensure operational readiness
  • Will ensure Fort Irwin Range rules and regulations and Department of the Army Range policies concerning the safety, conduct and conditions under the responsibility of Range operations are maintained.
  • Will troubleshoot and repair mechanical faults on range and training area equipment.
  • Will provide customer service in a professional and proficient manner.
  • Will install temporary controls for safety and security measures.
  • Will provide site maintenance and repairs of; Urban training facilities, Training areas, All Ranges and training aids/devices.
  • Will conduct selective tear-downs and removals of various multi use-training sites, structures and devices.
  • Will standup temporary ranges and install required devices for the utilization of training land as needed by the customer.
  • Will repair, replace and install; masonry units and stone, structural metal and wood framing, waterproofing, foam/wood and stucco siding, doors and windows, door and window hardware, flooring, form-work, reinforcement of training structures and the placement and finishing of concrete.
  • Will conduct standard and Non-standard enhancement modification of training aids and devices in correlation with carpentry and light welding that will meet the training requirements of the US military.
  • Will inspect, paint patch and repair all related training aids, devices and equipment used on and in, static and various urban operations areas.
  • Will apply general knowledge of construction techniques to perform and complete, partial or touch-up repair and finishing of building interiors, exteriors, fixtures, and floors.
  • Will apply carpentry skills to repair, fabricate and maintain in good operational standing all urban training aids at their sites and their training structures, its woodwork, such as; partitions, walls, doors, floors, roofs, casings, trim, windows, stairs, gates, fences, courtyards and training site land.
  • Will maintain / install / repair or replace; electrical fixtures, switches, Smoke alarms, outlets and light bulbs or light tubes.
  • Will perform OSHA compliant Lock-out/Tag-out procedures integrated into the task of this position.
  • Will fabricate and repair wood and other fence types.
  • Will repair and install signs and sign posts.
  • Will perform certified pre/post and clearance inspections of all Range facilities and any associated training land or training facility.
  • Will conduct rotational clearance operations:
    • Will identify, mark and report Unexploded Ordnance (UXO’s).
    • Will facilitate the movement 100-150 personnel and 7-15 vehicles across Ft. Irwin.
    • Will ensure the safe documented removal of trash and equipment
    • Will be expected to return the training area back to its original condition
    • Will be expected to clear all; training areas, training sites, ranges and all facilities under the responsibility of Range Operations.
  • May be required to assist with troubleshooting target systems and associated equipment using provided test equipment.
  • Will prepare, submit and control work orders and place required parts on work order forms for scheduling.
  • Initiate and perform quality control functions on training aids, devices and systems.
  • Will be required provide management with detailed progress reports and/or device status.
  • Will conduct customer safety orientations.
  • Will conduct classes and briefings to soldiers and other range users as it pertains to safety and Range Operations to include user organizations’ and their equipment.
  • Will safeguard and maintain assigned Government and company property and ensure physical security of range facilities and its equipment.
  • Must operate a computer and its functions on at least two different computer programs.
  • Will perform duties as a range tower operator and will perform computer operations on two different military computer programs.
  • Will perform inspection and clearances on ranges and training areas to ensure safety and enforcement of Army regulation.
  • Repair berms, backstops, trails and parking areas.
  • Build and install non-standard targets / training aids.
  • Repair target sheds, firing points
  • Build and emplace required signs
  • Housekeeping (Cleaning office buildings, Breakrooms and customer service areas).
  • Will have other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Educational Equivalent:  High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Two years’ minimum experience in facility maintenance and repair and have comprehensive understand of performing essential duties in a military environment.
    • Understand the application and function of target devices and associated equipment
    • Be familiar with military radio procedures
    • Skilled in general carpentry, masonry and metal works.
    • Must have experience with basic carpentry, metal and Masonry tools and the equipment required to perform the essential functions and duties listed.
    • Have a general understanding of production control
    • Understand basic; supply/issue/receive functions
    • Experience with bench stock procedures
    • Have ability to read and interpret military topographical maps.
    • Able to orient and read a military map to a ten digit grid coordinate,
    • Must possess a valid California driver’s license-Class C
    • Qualify for a military driver’s license within 30 days and attend the Defensive Driver’s Course (DDC).
    • Have a general understanding of military range control and field training operations
    • Have the ability to interpret military phraseology and acronyms
    • Some knowledge of military weapons and ammunition is preferred
    • Must have the ability to use and interpret technical publications, manuals, blueprints, sketches, diagrams and schematics.
    • Must have the ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions.
    • Have experience following written and verbal instructions.
    • Have the ability to work in a fast paced and environmentally challenging environment.
    • Will be required to work 2nd or 3rd shift, holidays, and weekends.
    • Preferred experience of military FM radio communication procedures.
    • Will be required to use mechanic’s hand tools, power cutting tools, hand measurement tools, and other tools and devices.
    • The employee is required to provide and wear steel toe safety boots to begin employment.


Equipment/Tools Used

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to drive civilian and military wheeled vehicles up to and including full-size trucks. The employee must lift and move up to 75 pounds. The employee is required to wear and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to individual job tasks, including but not limited to safety boots, safety headgear, eye protection, and hand protection. The employee is required to work in frequent exposure to dust, desert pollen and extreme heat and cold associated with the desert environment and natural conditions existing on Fort Irwin.

Travel Requirements : None


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.