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Government Arsenal has opportunities available to apply

The Government Arsenal (GA) is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of National Defense, responsible for the production of basic weaponry and ammunition for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP), among others, and for the sale and export of products in excess of AFP/PNP requirements.

The Arsenal mission is to design, manufacture, procure, stockpile and allocate small arms, weapons, ammunition for these weapons government arsenal and other munitions for the AFP, PNP and other government law enforcement agencies; and to sell and export excess products. Interestingly, the Government Arsenal has vacancies available until October 28, 2022.

One (1) Administrative Officer II (Management and Audit Analyst I) (SG11/ Php 25,439 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-ADOF2-17-2005
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional/ Second Level Eligibility
  • Place of Assignment: Finance Management Division

One (1) Mechanic Plant Operator I (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-MPO1-6-1998
  • Education: High school graduate or completion or relevant vocational/ trade course
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: Mechanic Equipment Operator (Category II)
  • Place of Assignment: Engineering Division

One (1) Munitions Operator I (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-MO1-52-1998
  • Education: High school graduate or completion or relevant vocational/ trade course
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: None required (Category III)
  • Place of Assignment: Cartridge Assembly and Packaging Division

One (1) Munitions Operator I (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-MO1-61-1998
  • Education: High school graduate or completion or relevant vocational/ trade course
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: None required (Category III)
  • Place of Assignment: Cartridge Assembly and Packaging Division

One (1) Munitions Operator I (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-MO1-64-1998
  • Education: High school graduate or completion or relevant vocational/ trade course
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: None required (Category III)
  • Place of Assignment: Cartridge Assembly and Packaging Division

One (1) Munitions Operator (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-MO1-65-1998
  • Education: High school graduate or completion or relevant vocational/ trade course
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: None required (Category III)
  • Place of Assignment: Cartridge Assembly and Packaging Division

One (1) Munitions Operator I (SG4/ Php 14,993 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-MO1-75-1998
  • Education: High school graduate or completion or relevant vocational/ trade course
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: None required (Category III)
  • Place of Assignment: Cartridge Assembly and Packaging Division

One (1) Munitions Operator II (SG6/ Php 16,877 Monthly Salary)

  • Plantilla Item No.: GAB-MO2-179-1998
  • Education: High school graduate or completion or relevant vocational/ trade course
  • Training: 20 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant experience
  • Eligibility: None required (Category III)
  • Place of Assignment: Case and Bullet Division

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address below not later than October 28, 2022.

  • Letter of Intent to Director Gerry P. Amante (indicating also the position for)
  • Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) and required Work Experience Sheet
  • Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/ rating/ license; and
  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records, Training Certificate/s and Certificate/s of Employment.

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in or send through courier/ email their application to:

GERRY P AMANTE
Director IV
Camp Gen Antonio Luna, Lamao, Limay, Bataan
recruitment@arsenal.mil.ph
cc: recruitment.arsenal@gmail.com

APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

History

The Government Arsenal (GA) is located on a 370-hectare defense industrial estate in Lamao, Limay, Bataan, about 120 km from Manila by land, 70 km from Subic, and 90 km from Clark. Just three km from the Port of Limay, the Arsenal is strategically situated near the Petron Bataan Refinery, the Bataan Combined Cycle Power Plant, the National Power Corporation Plant, the Petro-Chemical Complex, and the Freeport Area at Mariveles, Bataan. To sustain its operations, the GA presently maintains and operates 124 buildings and structures sprawled over 70 hectares of land.

A creation of Republic Act No. 1884 which was signed into law on June 22, 1957, the Arsenal is a line bureau under the Department of National Defense. However, it was only about a decade later, on March 7, 1967, that a presidential proclamation on its present site at Limay, Bataan was declared. Accordingly, on October 12, 1967, the groundbreaking materialized at the spot where the statue of General Antonio Luna now stands. Site preparations were subsequently undertaken by the 514th and 564th Engineering Construction Battalions of the 51st Engineering Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Construction of essential buildings and facilities then followed along with training abroad of selected military and newly hired civilian personnel on the manufacture of small arms ammunition (SAA).

On August 15, 1971, or fourteen (14) years after the enactment of the Republic Act 1884, the first SAA cartridge rolled out of the GA's production assembly line. Three years later, the integrated SAA manufacture began, with all the components - case, primer, propellant powder, and bullet assembled into a complete cartridge - manufactured in the arsenal.

As a strategic resource, the arsenal is envisioned to be a center for defense industries to meet domestic requirements and supply the world market. In line with this vision, the GA explored in the early 1980s, the possibility of exporting excess production, improving ammunition technology, and expanding the capability for weapons production as called for in its charter. However, the impediments under the then existing laws prevented any real progress in this direction.

Modernization
On February 23, 1995, Republic Act 7898, otherwise known as the AFP Modernization Act, was enacted. Republic Act 7898 likewise provides for the modernization of the Government Arsenal for the development of production capabilities to enhance self-sufficiency in defense requirements. Specifically, Section 12 of this Act mandates that "the government arsenal shall be utilized in the production of basic weapons, ammunition and other munitions for the use of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police (PNP), and for the sale and export of products in excess of AFP/PNP requirements." Furthermore, the GA is authorized to use such production facilities as it may own or be provided under the law or as it may arrange under a joint venture, co-production, or similar arrangements with local and foreign entities.

As part of the modernization effort, the arsenal, through the Department of National Defense, issued an invitation to bid for a Multi-Station Bullet Assembly Machine for 5.56mm M193/M855 in August 2009.[2] This marked a significant expansion of existing production lines. According to a supplemental bulletin, bids for this acquisition were to be opened on 4 December 2009.

On 15 November 2012, the Arsenal established its Small Arms Repair and Upgrade Unit (SARUU) to handle repair, refurbishment, upgrading and enhancement of the firearms of the military and law enforcement services.

On 14 November 2018, the Arsenal signed a co-production agreement with Samyang Comtech Co. Ltd. of South Korea to manufacturing and testing facilities within the Government Arsenal complex to produce armor vests and ballistic helmets.

On 5 April 2019, the arsenal broke ground for two major production facilities under co-production agreements with South Korean firms: a force protection equipment manufacturing plant in partnership with Samyang Comtech and a 5.56mm magazine manufacturing plant in partnership with Buhueng Precision.

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