Apply now »

Security Guard, Lieutenant


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Security
Work Area:  FT Onsite -DZ Office
Requisition ID:  1736



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 Lieutenant, Security, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Supervise and coordinate the emergency and non-emergency activities of the Security Department and armed guard force at IAAAP.
  • Directly responsible for the operations of their assigned shift including but not limited to directing guard personnel, assigning patrol duties, ensuring perimeter security, maintaining line security, training, conducting investigations, overseeing searches, managing the day-to-day non-emergency activities, and providing personnel performance counseling when applicable.
  • Responsible for monitoring Closed Caption Television (CCTV), Emergency Management Information System (EMIS), Intrusion Detection System (IDS) alarm system, and dispatching Security, Fire/Ambulance, Mechanical/Maintenance, and Senior management personnel when applicable.
  • Communicate and route all inquiries of the Security Department pertaining to Security related issues and providing guard support whenever applicable.
  • Maintain and audit internal security logs and documentation; including but not limited to weapon, equipment, and key inventory control.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for the Security Department to all plant personnel, comprehend and understand the necessity to continuously improve security processes and procedures under his/her control.
  • Obtain and maintain an NCIC Interstate Identification Index (III) certification; perform and adjudicate NCIC III background checks and assures that all records and personal observations are kept in the strictest confidence.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Ability to multi-task during demanding and stressful situations.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret standard operating procedures, administrative policy & procedures, and government regulatory information.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in routine/environment/activities when applicable.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with various interdepartmental and government personnel.
  • Ability to always represent the Security Department in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Ability to participate and pass an annual company Physical, Physical Ability Test (PAT), and successfully meet Individual Reliability Program (IRP) requirements.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain an active security clearance at the "Secret" level.
  • Able to pass a bi-annual weapons qualification with various weapons systems.
  • Proficient in use of computer operating software, Outlook, Microsoft programs, and other applicable software programs.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain and NCIC III certification and conduct required NCIC III background checks on personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and train all subordinate employees while maintaining the Security Department's and AO's overall mission.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Associates Degree preferably in Criminal Justice, or a minimum of three years of
  • associated work experience
  • 2 years of relevant supervision experience, preferably law enforcement, security or military.
  • IOWA/NCIC Interstate Identification Index
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.
  • Great attitude and team player.

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).

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Paul Bogart

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.
  • 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)
  • 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 (e.g. use of hand to apply pressure)
  • 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
  • Talking
  • Running, spriniting
  • 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 wear a mask, respirator, bullet proof vest, or other equipment.
  • 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

  Connect with us: twitter Linkedin facebook youTube  

Nearest Major Market: Davenport

Apply now »