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6511 — Missile/Toxic Materials Handling

This occupation includes jobs involved in readying and handling, for storage, transfer or shipment, of explosive or toxic munitions such as poison gases, radioactive materials, or solid propellant ballistic missiles that require strictly controlled temperature or humidity, limitation of shock and vibration, or frequent checks to prevent physical or chemical changes that would make them unsafe or prevent proper operations. This work requires knowledge of the explosive or toxic munitions materials and of mechanical details of containers and controls. Readying and handling include mechanical assembly and disassembly of munitions and containers, such as checking and replacing environmental controls, attaching pads, positioning pads precisely and tightening to close tolerance; frequent checking of condition for replacement or repair of containers or components; and often, careful transporting in order not to exceed critical acceleration, vibration, temperature, or similar characteristic limitations.