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Engineering Manager


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638 Texas (TX), US Kansas (KS), US

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Remote
Requisition ID:  939



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!

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Engineering Manager to join our team. This position is eligible for remote work. 


Engineering Manager manages the planning, technical scope/equipment development, engineering design review, control and documentation of engineering and maintenance activities. Ensures proper development, design and execution of joint venture programs through the entire supply chain. Responsible for the supervision, formulation, administration and coordination of engineering projects, budgets, policies, processes, methods and procedures designed to improve operating performance, reduce waste and delays and otherwise promote cost reductions on a company-wide basis.

As the Engineering Manager, here’s the work you’ll do:

• Manage systems engineering efforts for programs including but not limited to ensuring proper specifications and documentation, permit support and design. Ensure proper execution of all suppliers/contractors and provide technical assistance as necessary. Prepares estimate and budgets and review expenditures to control costs. Prepares requests for materials/supplies/subcontractors, etc. Supervises development and submission of reports and correspondence

• Support project schedule development. Evaluate milestones for technical, equipment and documentation deliverables. Review document submittal schedule and equipment on-site. Evaluate prime contract LDs as they effect engineering and ensure schedule is achievable

• Support construction interface coordination. Support the RFI/DCR/FCR process. Integrate construction into early document, model, and schedule reviews. Interface with site field engineering. Coordinate requests and requirements for on-site engineering support. Obtain scoping on master documents for Commissioning. Coordinate transfer of redline documents with responsible engineer

• Supports department and organization leaders to plan, develop, recommend, and implement approved rules, regulations, and administrative department policies. Interfaces with customers to ensure proper specifications and resolve technical issues. Supports the development of the proposal/project technical approach, risk assessment/register as well as assumptions and clarifications

• Establishes office goals and objectives for review and approval as appropriate. Plans work schedules for assigned personnel and provide technical guidance as required. Evaluates work in progress and initiate corrective measures to accomplish established goals and objectives. Manages the development, growth and increased capabilities of the engineering staff

• Define services to be provided including deliverables in alignment with RFQ or RFP. Define and/or clarify DOR. Define points of interface. Assist in defining project technology/technology providers. Define key technical deliverables (e.g., GA, site layouts, and one-lines). Develop and interpret Project Design Data (e.g., site conditions, temperature extremes, and seismic design). Provide input to the procurement/subcontract plan

This role is for you if you have these skills:

• Knowledge of technical engineering requirements of clients, regulations and governmental guidelines

• Cost estimation and budgeting

• Technical proposal writing

• Ability to evaluate and approve design drawings and complicated project plans

• Project management skills 

And if you have these qualifications:

• B.S. Degree in Engineering desired or equivalent work experience in related fields required

• Ten (10) years experience in engineering, procurement and construction projects or 5+ years of experience in Engineering Manager role

• Professional Engineering (PE) Certification desirable


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $136,400 - $204,600. 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).


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!


To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

• Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery

• Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)

• Hearing

• Talking

• Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time

• Ability to read/write complex documents in the English language

• Capacity to reason and make sound decisions

• Capacity to express thoughts orally

• Ability to regularly perform all job functions at company’s office or work site


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Ashley Mitchell

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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