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President, American Ordnance


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Operations
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1184



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!

We’re looking for a full-time, staff President to join our American Ordnance

As the President, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for American Ordnance LLC, coordinating with Day & Zimmermann goals and standards. Develop long-range objectives and business plans that fit the company values and risk profiles.
  • Maintain key customer relationships within the US government and the defense industry. Represents the Company in the Burlington, Iowa and Miland, Tennessee regional communities and promotes the Company's good will and interest in community activities.
  • Direct all division functions including sales, operations, engineering, quality, and safety to drive operational excellence and innovation.
  • Partner with head of VP, D&Z Operations; SVP, DZMG; and DZMG group staff to develop and implement plans to achieve strategic growth objectives across the division.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Operations management
  • Contracts and risk management
  • Environmental, health & safety and quality

And if you have these qualifications:

  • A Bachelors Degree
  • 10 Years Minium experience
  • Experience in US Government contracting; extensive knowledge of ammunition products
  • Great attitude and team player
  • Successful completion of background screening process. (If applicable)

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $251,009.00 - $313,761.00. 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; 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:

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.)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Walking
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Feeling (e.g. perceiving an object’s size, shape, texture, etc.)
  • Climbing (e.g. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pole, etc. using feet and legs and hands/arms to climb)
  • Hearing

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  APPLY NOW!  Talent Acquisition Partner: Nicole Yankey

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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