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Explosives Specialist

Department: Testing

Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey

U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess or be Able to Obtain: Secret

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time


Description of Business Environment

Peace is often associated with passivity. At Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory, we associate peace with strength, courage, and action. We know that enabling peace to prevail is not for the faint of heart, which is why we built our company foundation on the core values of Integrity, Quality, Agility, and Grit. We pride ourselves in providing unequaled services and technologies in the field of applied energetics to our customers. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and capability in energetic materials and military systems enabling them to offer analytical characterization, modeling & simulation, design, system integration, prototyping, test engineering, and proof-of-concept production services covering a wide range of applications. Our strengths lie in our ability and relentless determination to get the job done quickly and affordably.


RMSL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected status. An applicant with a disability or a disabled veteran can request reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions.


Specific Job Description

RMSL is a growth company with an outstanding job opportunity for an explosives specialist. This position will report to the Testing Group Lead. In this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Provides expertise in the composition and formulation of military, commercial and improvised types of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), including ability to design and construct IED configurations that may be concealed within passenger bags, on personnel, or in other medium that could lead to placement on an aircraft.  

  • Applicant is well versed in explosives effects mitigation, safe separation distances, and risk management related to operations involving energetic materials requiring some supervision.


Required Skills

  • Has experience with Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) technologies and their application to detecting explosive materials. 

  • Familiar with chemical formulations and properties related to NDI technologies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Physical requirements:

    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time; must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.; must have the ability to see near and far and work with a computer monitor on a daily basis.

    • Required to bend, sit, stand and lift to perform job effectively.

Desired Skills

  • Energetic Materials Analysis and Characterization – experience including but not limited to:

    • Determining the sensitivity and stability of improvised explosives/HME’s due to impact, friction, electrostatic discharge, thermal changes, etc.

    • Conducting elemental composition, explosive potential, and/or detection probability of liquid and solid energetic materials.

    • Development and application of test instrumentation techniques.

    • Small scale and scaled-up HME preparation/safety testing/evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of either Naval School, Explosives Ordnance Disposal, Indian Head, MD; or Hazardous Devices School, Huntsville, AL; or equivalent specialized instruction and training on the handling and safe use of explosive and energetic materials.

  • At least 3 years of relevant hands on experience in the explosives field, which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of military, commercial, and improvised types of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

Disclaimer: 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.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic, team oriented, and fun environment. Some on-the-job training is provided; compensation and title contingent upon experience. If you are interested in knowing more about this great opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter expressing why this role may be suitable for you along with salary requirements to:  We also invite all applicants to voluntarily fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. (Follow the links to the right for the necessary forms.)




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