UXO Technician Level I Program
The demand for qualified Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) Technicians by the civilian UXO industry exceeds supply, both in Canada and the USA.
AMEC and the University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning have joined forces to deliver entry-level training courses to support the growing civilian UXO industry throughout North America and internationally. And we have the vision to recognize the need to establish further training requirements and standards for continued professional development within the industry as a whole.
The program will be delivered in a 5 week/200 hour period. Qualified and experienced
instructors will facilitate the full-day sessions. Pre-reading and other
program preparation will be required between instructional classes. A
week long hands-on field practicum is required. The graduation ceremony
will take place on the afternoon of the last day of the program.
This program is taught in English with French assistance provided. All students are required to be able to read and understand English.
Who should attend?
"Since taking the UXO Tech 1 Course at UNB, I have had the privilege of working with one of the leaders in the Earth and Environmental Industry. The material and practical work that was studied in the classes prepared me perfectly for stepping into the field with a veteran worker. UNB is the first university in Canada to offer this educational program that would put me in a position to advance quickly. Since graduating and being hired, the opportunities internally have tripled for me. This was a great decision!"
- David Knott
Potential students for the UXO Technician Level I course must be in good physical condition. Students must be capable of safely operating in hazardous environments and under stressful conditions. The UXO industry provides a starting point for graduates of high schools or anyone looking to make a career change.
The UNB UXO Technician Level 1 course is a perquisite for the new 2-week
training course for commercial divers in Unexploded Explosive Ordnance
(UXO) Diving offered by Holland College.
On-campus training & field instruction
The UXO class is taught at Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton campus. The field practice will be held at the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. Transportation to and from the base will be provided. Students have the option to stay in residence on the UNB campus.
- Environmental Remediation Overview
- Range Clearance Activities
- Measurements & Basic Mathematical Computations
- Explosives & Explosive Effects and Safety Precautions
- Fuse Functioning
- Munitions & Explosives of Concern (MEC) and Explosives Safety Precautions
- Ordnance Identification (Surface, Air, Chemical, Underwater, Pyrotechnic, and Practical Application Ordnance)
- Personal Protective Equipment and Practical Application
- Detection Equipment
- Excavation Techniques
- Equipment Maintenance & Inventory Procedures
- Munitions Response Planning, Demolition Materials and Firing Systems and Practical Application
- Demilitarization Procedures
- Storage, Handling & Transportation of Explosives
Nov. 12 - Dec. 14, 2012
8 am- 5 pm
Option 1 - $9995 - lunch and refreshment provided
Option 2 - $10995 - accommodations, lunch, and refreshments provided
Two (2) weeks prior to first day of class participants must submit the following:
1) RCMP criminal records check
2) Medical supported by physician's documentation (to include color blindness test)
3) Signed drug waiver (PDF)
4) Transcript showing completion of high school or equivalent
5) Signed risk waiver (PDF)
Prior to acceptance the participant may be interviewed by one or both of, the AMEC Head of UXO Operations (or designate) and the AMEC UXO Quality and Management Systems Representative (or designate).
If you do not meet the stated educational requirements (have not completed Grade 12) and are 21 years of age of older, you may apply as a mature student. Student assessments will be done on an individual basis. Interviews or skills testing or both may apply.
Required standards for graduation:
A minimum passing grade is required for all written tests and for all practical
tests in order to successfully complete the course of instruction.
One re-test would be authorized for each test.
Any additional re-tests would require the authorization of the Chief instructor
and the Training manager.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum and field practice, the student will be
given the qualification of TECH 1. This will allow the student to carry-out TECH 1
duties under the supervision of a UXO Team Supervisor.
For more information
Telephone: 506 458-7619
Toll-free: 1 866 599-4646
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