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Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1702



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 a Metrologist here's the work you'll do:

  • Inspect, calibrate, adjust, troubleshoot, test and inspection equipment, perform Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).
  • Perform prescribed physical, mechanical, dimensional and weight inspections and calibrations on gages, tooling, devices that measure length, area, volume or capacity, mass, weight, time, temperature, electric current, torque, pressure, flow, broad tolerance weight, and monitors, by following procedures and using standards.
  • Perform Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of tooling. Performs troubleshooting on devices and inspection equipment. Recommends equipment purchase, replacement, and repair options.
  • Assist in establishing and preparing gage lab procedures, gage storage, and gage control functions.
  • Input data, prepares computerized reports.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Knowledge of inspection and calibration principles, equipment operating principles, troubleshooting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather and evaluate complex information.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics. Ability to understand documentation for calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

And these qualifications:

  • Prefer Associates degree from two-year college or technical school in related field.
  • Two years’ relevant experience with manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Prefer ASQ Certified Calibration Technician, or willing to obtain certification.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Understanding and experience with manufacturing processes and related equipment.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, SAP
  • 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 $44,800 - $67,200 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).


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Talent Acquisition Partner: Paul Bogart

We care about our employee's 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.
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.)
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Lifting motion or lifting objects more than 50 pounds
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • Kneeling, crouching or crawling
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Grasping
  • Feeling
  • Climbing
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • 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.
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.
  • Ability to withstand environmental conditions (e.g. extreme heat or cold, grass, wind, sand, fumes, odors, gases, extreme noise, etc.)

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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