Gunsmith II

Fort Cavazos, TX
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Military Specific Occupations
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-10985


Job Summary:

The Gunsmith II can design, fabricate, modify, repair and service foreign and domestic firearms, weapons and accessories. Employee possesses required knowledge in the use of hand tools, machine tools, and other equipment necessary to perform assigned duties. This employee has necessary knowledge of munitions and ballistics to accomplish assigned tasks. All required knowledge is typically obtained through technical schools and/or on the job experience. This incumbent plans and conducts training as required.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs detailed assembly and disassembly of foreign and domestic small arms weapons including small arms inspection, maintenance, and major repairs.

  • Possesses excellent, comprehensive knowledge of the tools (i.e. hammers, punches, files, stones, etc.) and gauges needed to perform assigned duties.

  • Has extensive knowledge in the operation of gun-smiting machinery such as lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, etc., as well as moderate knowledge of tooling used with those machines.

  • Possesses moderate knowledge of firearms operating principles and ballistics.

  • Establishes shop safety procedures needed to work in a small arms environment.

  • Performs support functions for the shop, to include bead blasting and preparing metal parts for refinishing.

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of firearm operation principles, has a moderate knowledge of internal/external ballistic theories, can fabricate special jigs, fixtures and other special tooling.

  • Performs support functions which include, ammo inventory and residue turn-in, publication and catalogue updates, tool and capital equipment maintenance, calibration control, weapons cleaning and organizational level weapons maintenance.

  • Experienced in military logistics and security requirements/regulations associated with management of small arms.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completed 92Y UNIT ARMORER CERTIFICATION COURSE: 551-F29 (MTT-A/G) or equivalent civilian training.

  • Must have 4+ years of experience working as military Unit Armorer.

  • Experienced user with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to receive a favorable TIER-1 investigation result and obtain a CAC.

  • High School Diploma / GED.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Completed factory Armorer’s courses.

  • Supervisor experience in unit armory operations.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Job: Military Specific Occupations

Travel: None

Organization: ASO - Akima Support Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-10985