Bomb disposal technician | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Bomb disposal technicians identify, defuse and destroy explosive devices.

  • Examine blast areas to determine amounts and kinds of explosive charges needed and to ensure that safety laws are observed.  
  • Tie specified lengths of delaying fuses into patterns in order to time sequences of explosions.  
  • Place safety cones around blast areas to alert other workers of danger zones, and signal workers as necessary to ensure that they clear
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Bomb disposal technicians typically work around Variable hours per week.

As a Bomb disposal technician you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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    Bomb disposal technician - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Bomb disposal technician and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 63% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 21% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma
    • 8% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    You'll need:

    •  maths knowledge  
    •  knowledge of engineering science and technology  
    •  design skills and knowledge  
    •  knowledge of physics  
    •  analytical thinking skills  
    •  excellent verbal communication skills  
    •  the ability to read English  
    •  knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software  
    • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

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    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Bomb disposal technician.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
    Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Bomb disposal technician. Check that you know:
    Analytical or scientific software Blaster's Tool and Supply Company Blaster's Calculator; Datavis DBS Designer; DetNet ViewShot
    Mobile location based services software Global Positioning System GPS software
    Office suite software Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Word processing software Microsoft Word
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    Things to highlight for your Bomb disposal technician interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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