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All Production Operators-AM188


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Production/Manufacturing
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1749



About American Ordnance

At American Ordnance, we know the stakes and We do what we say! ® We’re the team working behind the scenes to make sure our nation’s front lines have safe, high-quality ammunition. As a trusted premier manufacturer of ammunition to the U.S. Military, some of our capabilities range from production of direct and indirect fire, warheads, to special projects and beyond. With more than 70 years of experience and Day & Zimmermann behind us, it’s no surprise that our teams consistently exceed expectations. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

As the Production Operator, here's the work you'll do:

  • Assemble inert and explosive components to rounds or subassemblies, then gauge, weigh or otherwise examine rounds or production items to ensure compliance with specifications. 
  • Physically push/pull/lift loaded carts or rounds and/or inert and explosive components from storage areas to workstations or between workstations.
  • Visually distinguish imperfection of materials following established quality procedures. Maintain and segregate non-conforming products.
  • Stencils and packs completed items, then loads them into railroad cars or truck trailers. Maintains records of activity as required.
  • Maintains familiarity with, observes and trains others in safety, health, and environmental requirements.
  • Assures that he/she understands the necessity to continuously improve processes and systems under their control and to meet customer needs, both internally and externally.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Exhibit sufficient communication skills and judgment to interact with a broad range of customers throughout the organization.
  • Work ethically and with integrity to uphold the organizational values.
  • Ability to manage their paid time off and be ready for work at the start of each shift.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting with guidance.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Required Education: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Valid Drivers License.
  • Successful completion of Medical Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check. 
  • Minimum Bronze Level of the National Career Readiness Certification. (testing will be scheduled for new hires)
  • Open to Work ANY shift! 
  • Great attitude and team player!

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the wage for this role is $22.68/HR - $24.17/HR. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).
Talent Acquisition Partner: Fantasia Jacobs-Fuller

We care about our employees and it shows:

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


American Ordnance, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Diversity, and Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: American Ordnance is 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. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. American Ordnance is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email

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