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Supervisor, Maintenance


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Production/Manufacturing
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1698



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 Maintenance Supervisor - Night Shift here's the work you'll do:

  • Supervise daily operations of mechanical craft employees: electricians, electronics, millwrights, carpenters, equipment operators, truck drivers, sheet metal, ironworkers, pipefitters, garage mechanics, instrument technicians performing routine maintenance in a broad array of crafts and complexity throughout the facility. Oversee Contractors and projects as well.
  • Schedule and supervise all work including preventive maintenance, maintenance deficiency repairs, building inspection repairs, emergency repairs, maintenance projects, along with support of production operations. Plan and direct work force to ensure safety, manage costs, and ensure the tasks are completed on time and correctly.
  • Order and stock all parts and equipment for related jobs and craftsman under his/her supervision.
  • Engineer, design, and draw prints for small jobs and equipment to be fabricated and installed by craftsman under your supervision.
  • Prepare SOW's and cost estimates as required by A.O. & Gov't personnel to support plant functions.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints/schematics. Interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, operate, maintain, construct and make repairs to facility, utilities, machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to handle multiple duties simultaneously. Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating. Knowledge in Word, Excel, Outlook, and other software programs. 
  • Ability to manage personnel and improve employee work habits. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

And these qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, Associates degree in a related field preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience in a Mechanical field/craft required. 1 year of supervisory experience in a Mechanical setting preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, SAP preferred.
  • 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 $59,600 - $89,400 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)
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • Kneeling, crouching or crawling
  • 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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