Job Overview


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your State and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)


MD #: 7021-707


Performs accurization of national match weapons (pistols, rifles, and light machine guns) on a limited basis.  Accurization involves altering and refining mass-produced weapons for use in national competition, by increasing their accuracy and reliability beyond factory specifications.  This process involves selecting, fitting, and altering parts to improve the weapon.  Altering includes peening, bending, filing, grinding, and the use of lapping compound to alter parts such as individual slide, receiver, sear, disconnector, barrel, barrel bushing, magazine, hammer, recoil spring, flash suppressor, operating rod spring guide, gas cylinder, stock, and the spindle valve.

Disassembles weapons, assemblies, subassemblies and other components.  Examines for defects, misalignment and malfunctions.  Replaces barrels, firing pins, springs, trigger mechanisms, shell ejectors, and other parts and assemblies.  Modifies small weapons by replacing worn or obsolete parts and using hand and power tools, precision gauges, test instruments, jigs and alignment devices in making repairs, modifications, and adjustments.  Applies final finishes and test fires and/or performs operational checks of arms repaired to ensure safety, accuracy, and ease of operation.  Performs overhaul, maintenance, and repair on a variety of small arms.  Diagnoses and identifies mechanical deficiencies and/or malfunctions in weapons including: automatic pistols, revolvers, shotguns, automatic rifles, grenade launchers, machine guns, and rocket launchers, and other small arms and accessories. Uses micrometer to measure altered tolerances and makes additional adjustments as required.  Anneals certain parts until the proper temper of the metal is obtained.  Selects certain parts of specific hardness by researching characteristics of various metals in technical manuals.  Uses pre-set specifications to ensure that critical operating tolerances are met.  Test fires weapons to ensure that they meet desired performance requirements.  Is responsible for accountability, storage and security of arms and other sensitive items while they are kept for repair, usually in vaults with limited access.  May serve as a commodity inspector during Command Maintenance Management evaluations (COMET) or as a member of a Maintenance Assistance Instruction Team (MAIT).   Performs other duties as assigned.

PD: D1224000

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No