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Radiographer Trainee I, Nondestructive Testing


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Production/Manufacturing
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1672



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 an Radiographer Trainee I (NDT) here's the work you'll do:

  • Perform digital radiography of pressed/poured/extruded explosives and associated metal, plastics, or other materials such as steel bodies, sub-assemblies for proper assembly, flaws, cracks, or presence of foreign materials.
  • Participating in training program to interpret images, learn radiation safety, and operation of equipment.
  • Practice interpretation of production radiographs in accordance with procedure/contract requirements for experience, not acceptance.
  • Operate regulated ionizing radiation producing machines and the associated radiation detection instruments under direct supervision in order to verify all are certified for accuracy and a current calibration certificate is on file.
  • May be asked to instruct operations personnel assigned to X-ray in proper procedures and operation of the radiographic systems.
  • Maintain logbook tracking training hours.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Skills and knowledge to process parts, document results and perform equipment standardization in accordance with approved work instructions.
  • Ability to carry out necessary preparation of parts before or after inspection in accordance with approved work instructions. Conduct system performance checks in accordance with the applicable process standard.
  • Ability to follow work instructions. Must demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, SAP.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts.
  • Ability to use mathematics to solve problems.

And these qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (general education diploma).
  • X-ray or Nondestructive Testing (NDT) experience preferred.
  • Ability to obtain Level I Radiography certification.
  • Ability to obtain Industrial Radiographer License
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • 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 $41,760.00 to $62,640.00 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).

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 15 pounds
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • 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.

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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