Blocker and Bracer

Location US-NV-Hawthorne
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Operations - All Open Positions
Regular Full-Time


The position of Blocker and Bracer, with SOC LLC, A Day and Zimmermann Company, is located at the Hawthorne Army Depot, near the modest, west central Nevada, “High-desert, mountain-side”, community of Hawthorne. Interested applicants are invited to search on-line sites for additional information regarding the renowned Hawthorne Army Depot. (Note: SOC Nevada LLC typically does not deploy personnel overseas.)

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We are committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company.  Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made.


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Hawthorne Army Depot, known as “The Largest ammunition storage facility in the world,” is centrally located near the modest community of Hawthorne, Nevada, at the base of 11,000 ft. Mt. Grant and at the south end of large and historical Walker Lake on Highway 95. We are located within a comfortable 1 to 2 hour drive of numerous communities and cities, located in Northern Nevada and Northern California, including South Lake Tahoe, Reno/Sparks, Carson City, Fernley and Sparks, all of which offer abundant opportunities and access to high quality shopping, recreation, health care, education and entertainment.

HWAD, is also located near the East Gate to Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Heavenly and Mt. Rose ski resorts, and a comfortable 4 -5 hour drive North West of Las Vegas , NV. For our outdoor enthusiasts, there are abundant opportunities nearby for hiking, biking, fishing, camping, ATV/UTV and other sports.  

Interested applicants with questions are encouraged to contact the SOC Human Resources office at 775-945-7582, Monday through-Thursday, 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST).

This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.


  • Prepare cargo for shipment by land, sea, or air by blocking, bracing, staying, and securing. Follow Safety Data Sheet guidelines for handling, storage, and disposal of Hazardous Materials. Follow WPM/IPPC regulations.
  • Examine ammunition and components, determine required location in conveyance, note critical measurements, weights, and weight distribution of items in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Interpret blueprints, weapons requirement specifications, and sketches. Use practical mathematics. Determine proper procedure from a variety of work methods and frequently devises methods of operations.
  • Cut and fabricate blocks, spacers, crates, boxes, and palletizing material for use in production packaging. Install blocking and bracing against walls, floors, and overheads. Fabricate, fit, and install wooden bracing to secure odd shaped boxes, crates, large bombs, or missiles to withstand severe stress. Build temporary decking, bulkheads, and cribbing as required.
  • Utilize rip and band saws, drill presses, and various other hand and power carpenter tools to accomplish the above. Salvage used lumber for reuse in cribbing operations.
  • Upholds company values (Safety, Diversity, Integrity and Success). Performs other duties of the same or lower level of difficulty as assigned. May be assigned occasional duties of a higher level of difficulty than those listed above. Maintains high ethical standards, overall values of the business, and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct to include cooperating during Company investigations.


EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required.


LENGTH OF EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months experience as a Blocker and Bracer or one (1) year rough carpentry preferred. Ability to read and interpret blueprints is essential.


CERTIFICATIONS: Must satisfactorily complete all the Training and Certification Programs for personnel working in Ammunition Operations required by AMC Regulation 350-4 within 90 days of hire. Maintaining current certification is a condition of continued employment.


LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS: Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State of Nevada driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and maintain a forklift license. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of government security clearance as well as a clearance with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.


OTHER: Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness in a safe manner. Perform safety sensitive duties.

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