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Ballistic Lab Technician


Reporting to the R&D Project Manager the Ballistic Lab Technician is responsible for all activities and safety in the range.


(Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following)

Project Analysis:

  • Run, maintain, and ensure the safe operation of a ballistic range
  • Armour prototyping and test specimen lay-ups
  • Range and lab testing
  • Transferring techniques to production
  • Work with test equipment to analyze and adjust or align equipment as required
  • Makes calculations and prepares charts and other supporting data for reports
  • Analyze technical data using various software programs
  • Determine apparent causes of deviation in test data
  • Prepare technical reports, select methods of presenting data and make recommendations on findings
  • Present findings to senior management and clients as required
  • Assist with quality inspections and documents as required
  • Conduct on and off-site tests on equipment and products
  • Work with clients to resolve any issues or concerns they may have about equipment and its operations

Project Management:

  • Support project management in matters relating to program specific tasks
  • Ensure proper management, administration and tracking of projects
  • Review all documents, including drawings and specifications before project commencement as required
  • Help prepare projects schedules and ensure they are adhered to
  • Perform project assessments and prepare accompanying reports for internal and external clients
  • Supervise technicians as required


  • Track and maintain inventory of all ballistic materials
  • Travel as required.
  • Adhere to all environmental, health and safety regulations and follow the environmental and quality management systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two years experience as a technologist

Education/ Professional Certification:

  • Technologist diploma or equivalent military experience
  • Range and ammunition qualifications
  • Must be able to obtain or have firearms license
  • Maintain all certifications required to act as Subject Matter Expert
  • Eligible or have Secret Clearance


  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Excellent organizational skills and scheduling abilities
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative and detail oriented thinker
  • Work well within a team environment


While we thank all those who apply, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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