Chemical Area Technician (11-7)
– Must use and handle chemicals such as soda ash, Nitric and Sulfuric acids, Resorcinol, Sodium Sulfate, Magnesium Styphnate, Lead Nitrite, and other related chemicals and solutions. Identify, transport, and store explosive materials according to specified safety procedures. Operate and tend mixing kettles, drowning tanks, storage tanks, filters, disposable tubs, etc. to manufacture the explosive ingredients used in priming mixtures. Perform and maintain appropriate paper work and record keeping, maintaining inventory and BATFE requirements of licenses. Perform tasks such as reading and calibrating PH meters, moisture balances, and basic math skills to adjust solutions for proper makeup and other tasks needed to maintain a safe and efficient work environment. Must be able to lift 40+ pounds. Combine various ingredients into premixes by weighing, sieving and blending raw materials according to specified formulas. Combine wet initialing powders, oxidizers, and fuel powders by use of a mixing machine from a remote control house to make wet priming mixtures. Identify transport and store explosive mixture according to specified procedure. Perform and maintain appropriate paper work and record keeping. Perform other task in associated area as needed. Employees must adhere to all explosive safety procedures at all times. This position requires a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Must complete a written aptitude evaluation and interview process.
Prior to assignment in an explosive area, employee must be examined by plant physician. This will include the requirements of the periodic physical plus EKG.
PLEASE NOTE: Persons assigned to this job are subject to certain restrictions under the Safe Explosives Act of 2002. Prior to being placed in the assignment, successful bidders will be required to submit completed forms to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) for certification as an " _Employee Possessor_ " under the terms of this act. Submission of this form will also result in a background check being performed by the BATFE to determine the employee's eligibility to possess explosives. Copies of the " _Employee Possessor_ " form are available on the Lonoke Plant Intranet on the Human Resources page.
We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!
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About the Company
Vista Outdoor was born of an innate desire to exceed the lofty expectations of outdoor enthusiasts across the globe. We know what it means to reach for the top, to truly test your mettle, to overcome mental and physical boundaries and thrive in the world outside. The people who lace up every day to work for Vista Outdoor and our many brands understand the trust our customers place in the products we make. They represent the spirit of achievement, a duty to honor and a passion to continually innovate. We tirelessly evolve our products in ways that match the drive of the people who put them to work in the field, on the course, in the wild and on the battlefield. We're not just a name on the door—we're the people crafting the products that help inspire you to attain the impossible.