NANA Regional Corporation Blocker / Bracer (Trans.) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Blocker / Bracer (Trans.)


ASO provides logistics, facilities maintenance and operations, transportation and support services for mission-critical military installations and civilian agencies around the country. From the homes of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to the highways of suburban Virginia, ASO experts and professionals work behind the scenes to ensure smooth and continuous operations.

Position Summary:

The Blocker and Bracer secures cargo in or aboard cargo carriers such as trucks, vans, trailers, railroad cars, sea vans, barges and ships to prevent damage during its transportation, determines appropriate lumber size and kind and prepares the lumber required for braces, chocks, blocks, beams, planking, cribbing, skids, cradles, saddles, etc., using hand and power tools. This worker nails, spikes, bolts, or fastens with wood screws or lag screws supporting and bracing fixtures to secure cargo items, constructs weatherproof shelters over some types of deck loads, guys, lashes and binds heavy equipment to pad eyes, rings, eyelets, hooks, stanchions, cleats, or other supporting fixtures using chains, ropes, cable, wires or metal straps. This worker constructs temporary trestles, decking, bulkheads, cribbing and sheathing, and cuts dunnage to support, stiffen, or separate bulky or heavy cargo.


  1. Studies specifications and measures, marks and cuts boards using patterns templates, ruler, and pencil and hand and power saws.

  2. Fastens or installs parts using hammer, nailing machine or power stapler.

  3. Repairs defective containers by replacing damaged parts, and/or fabricate containers from wood and fiberboard including pallets, Dunn age and restraints.

  4. Inserts wood bracing’s, cardboard files and felt pads in containers.

  5. Builds crates around objects using ruler, hand tools and pneumatic nailer, and ensures items are properly preserved, packaged and do not require further protection before shipping.

  6. Fabricates, repairs, modifies and replaces woodwork on vehicle sides and beds.

7. Preserves items, as required, prior to packing.

8. Packs, seals, bands and applies markings to crates and containers.

9. When required, package items in constructed boxes, crates, pallets, etc.

10. Inspects commercial furnished railcars for serviceability and complement

of equipment necessary for loading.

11. Assists and directs the tie down of Military Vehicles/equipment and

MILVANS loaded onto railcars. Assures all is tied down, blocked and/or

braced IAW Military and Transporting railroad specifications.

12. Prepares cargo for shipment, obtains GBL/CBL from outbound freight and

loads freight on commercial conveyances.

13. Conduct rail loading and tie-down classes for military personnel.

14. Performs other duties as assigned in a warehouse and/or outdoor

environment in all types of weather.



PC and other office equipment, woodworking tools (saws, staples), forklift


Extensive interaction with the customer is required. Work requires long, strenuous hours and being able to work under pressure. May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty including nights, weekends, and holidays. Work is generally conducted in a warehouse environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting; and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required is certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire Regulations and published Company work rules.


Education: High School graduate or equivalent.

Experience: Must have a working knowledge of various power saws and

basic woodworking principles. Two-year woodworking

experience and knowledge of packaging and preservation

principles and techniques preferred. Must possess or be

able to obtain a forklift license. Knowledge of rail loading and

tie-down of military equipment preferred.

Must possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver’s License.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: National Agency Check (NAC) to obtain a CAC.

Must receive favorable background and drug

testing results .

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Job: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers

Primary Location: US-CO-Colorado Springs

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: ASO00422