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Equipment Engineer, Projects 2


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1414



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 Project Engineer, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Design and deliver equipment-related projects from small modifications to complete production cells.
  • Coordinate with process and facilities engineers/project managers to determine and deliver appropriate scope of work.
  • Responsible for executing new capital projects and ensuring assigned projects are being completed on time and on budget. These projects will range from equipment upgrades and machine/cell designs to large capital improvement projects.
  • Prepare scope of project, identification of equipment for sourcing, oversee installation and construction of new projects and prepare capital estimates to obtain project approval. Developing equipment specifications and commissioning plans, ensuring that the equipment is safe and meets the needs of manufacturing. Develop processing parameters and operating instructions.
  • Participate in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and be a champion for automation throughout the plant. Supporting safety, environmental, and sustainability initiatives that keep both employees and the environment protected. Trouble shooting equipment and developing permanent solutions to address recurring issues.
  • Manage multiple projects in various phases. Manage professional services, contractor, and construction resources.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Excellent technical and engineering skills, written and verbal communication skills including leading group meetings/projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, effectively prioritize workload and be committed to continuous process improvement.
  • Self-starter; willingness to be hands-on with projects and drive them from imagination to implementation.
  • Desire to start-up new equipment/processes and train others to ensure process run properly.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required; Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer.
  • Minimum 3+ years of production and project related experience with automated processes for discrete manufacturing required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Government Secret Clearance may be required.
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of background screening process.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $72,720 - $109,080. 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).


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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; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); 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.
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.

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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