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

Reports to Range operations manager / Direct Supervisor

Job Summary

Supervises, coordinates and reviews the work of Electronic Technicians, Range Maintenance Workers, Generator Mechanics, Electricians, and HVAC Mechanics.  Ensure the Training Area section completes required maintenance of the Fort Irwin Training Areas.  Responsible for the enforcement of Fort Irwin polices, regulations concerning safety and conduct on the Fort Irwin Complex.  Maintains all Training Areas, Urban Operating sites, and Forward Operating Bases.  This is a management/supervisory position.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Supervise Range Control personnel in the daily operation and functions of range maintenance and Range One Gunnery.
  • Develops, implements and updates the Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP) for 64 Training Areas, 13 Urban Operating Sites, and 5 Forward Operating Bases.
  • Plan and coordinate with the customer for specific dates, times, equipment, target engagement scenarios and personnel needed to successfully schedule events.
  • Ensures adherence to Company policies, practices and procedures to include Range Control Standard Operating Procedures are followed.
  • Ensure that Government and Contract guidelines, regulations, policies and Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to.
  • Trains employees in safety practices and requirements and ensures that all maintenance and operation tasks are conducted safely.
  • Compiles Training Area Inspection Forms and Logs.
  • Coordinates with the Range Scheduler for available dates for PM inspections and work on facilities.
  • Maintains work order logs.
  • Coordinates Range Clearance with Rotational Training Units.
  • Coordinates scheduling, maintenance, range patrols, inspections for the Training Areas.
  • Provides paper and hard targets to the customer.
  • Provides power generator support for 13 Urban Sites.

Supplementary Functions shall include

  • Provide and submit correspondence, reports, and information to upper management personnel and other authorized offices as required.
  • Type, file and other administrative work.
  • Maintains reference publication library and files.
  • Ensures that documentation on quantities of repair parts and bench stocks are maintained for the Training Area section.
  • Completes inventories on equipment and facilities.
  • Coordinates with the Property Manager for the turn-in of repair parts, supplies and equipment.
  • Ensures personnel operating equipment are properly trained on operating procedures and safety requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Educational Equivalent:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Six years experience in Range Operations and Safety Training.

Abilities: Ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions.  Ability to be punctual.

Specific Knowledge: Must be thoroughly knowledgeable in map reading.  Must have knowledge of the DODDIC hazard classification of US military explosives and munitions guide, range safety requirements and Army Regulations pertaining to Range Safety and procedures.  Must have practical experience with basic carpentry and mechanical maintenance using hand and power tools.  Must be familiar with operation and maintenance of electrical circuits and wiring, power generators, and HVAC equipment.

Licenses:  Must possess a valid California driver’s license and the ability to obtain a military driver’s license within the first 30 days of employment and attend the Defensive Driver’s Course (DDC).  Must be able to hold a Secret Security Clearance.

Skills Required: Management skills. Understand personal computer well enough to use a word processing program.

Communication Skills: Capable of using FM and RCS communications in an articulate and knowledgeable manner.  Effectively communicate both orally and in writing using various formats, styles and methods.  Must speak, read and write fluent English. Must have the ability to effectively brief large groups of military and civilian personnel.

Equipment/Tools Used

Computer, SINCGARS Radio, RCS Radio, protractor, GPS, hand and power tools, measuring tools and devices and mechanical repair tools.

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, extreme heat and cold associated with desert environment and natural conditions existing on Fort Irwin.

Travel Requirements : Limited, as necessary.


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 and shall work other duties as assigned when needed.