Ordnance Artificer

Inspect, test, maintain, store, and prepare for use ordnance materials.
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What do Ordnance Artificers do?

Inspects, tests, maintains, stores, and prepares for use ordnance material, such as guns, primers, fuses, shells, mines, bombs, rockets and guided missiles, tanks, chemical, biological, and radiological munitions, and fire-control equipment for weapons: Tests and inspects material for functioning and serviceability, using prescribed gauges and test equipment, and by firing or detonating weapons and munitions. Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles ordnance of all types, using handtools, power tools, and material-handling equipment. Assembles and loads explosive and inert elements to prepare ammunition items for use. Cleans, stores, and maintains ordnance material according to technical manuals. May be designated according to ordnance item involved as Munitions Worker; Nuclear Weapons Mechanical Specialist; Torpedo Specialist. May maintain small arms and artillery and be designated Armorer. May deactivate unexploded bombs and mines and be designated Bomb-Disposal Specialist.


Should I be an Ordnance Artificer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Bomb-Disposal Specialist, Flight Crew Ordnanceman, Munitions Worker, Torpedo Specialist

    How to become an Ordnance Artificer

    Ordnance Artificers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Ordnance Artificer-related education!
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