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Supervisor, Quality Inspection


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Production/Manufacturing
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1741



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 Supervisor, Quality Inspection here's the work you'll do:

Position Summary

Provides technical and administrative support to Quality Engineers, Quality Auditors, and others as needed in support of new and existing ammunition items and processes. Assures Ammunition Data Card (ADC) and quality records meet all customer requirements. Supports inspection management, Quality training, other duties as assigned.


  • Provides technical and administrative support to Quality staff, practices and promotes safety. Assures Ammunition Data Card (ADC) and quality records meet all customer requirements.Supports all aspects of the Quality function, coordinates and manages inspection staff. Performs statistical analysis as directed by the QE.
  • Assists development and delivery of Quality training materials. Trains personnel in quality practices and procedures, including SPC, QWI's, tagging, use of inspection equipment, and other quality related tasks. Supports gage studies, non-conforming material disposition, problem solving methods and processes. Leads process improvement, data processing, CAPA, and manages inspection staffing.
  • Supports corrective action responses, assists in implementation of corrective actions.Collects, formats, and provides data to QE in support of customer data requirements. Develops and executes qualification plans, FAAT plans and reports.
  • Assures correct documents, procedures, equipment and tools are available at point of use. Collects and processes data for Quality metrics. Communicates quality issues to the QE. Supports supplier quality as needed.
  • Supports Quality Planning activities such as FMEA, Process maps, Control Plans, and efficient data collection methods. Supports AIE/AAIE test, gage R&R studies, for AO ammunition items.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret drawings and technical procedures. Ability to input, format, and process data. Assist in writing reports and procedures. Ability to effectively gather and process information and support responses to questions from managers and customers.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as Statistical Process control (SPC), basic data analysis, histograms, correlation techniques, sampling, and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and apply a variety of technical instructions in text, diagram, or mathematical form, and deal with process input and output variables.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices and procedures of ISO Quality Systems and continuous improvement tools such as Process Maps, SPC, FMEA, and Control Plans.

And these qualifications:

  • High School diploma. Associate's Degree in technical studies preferred.
  • 2 years of Supervisory and or Quality experience.
  • Must be willing to obtain ASQ Certified Quality Technician or Certified Quality Auditor certification and/or related technical Quality education, preferably that which will result in obtaining a certificate or degree.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • May require a secret clearance.

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).

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
•    Kneeling, crouching or crawling
•    Pushing or pulling (e.g. using a part of your body to press against something in a downward or outward direction or in a dragging or hauling motion)
•    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
•    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.
•    Expertise in: EXCEL, WORD, CADD (Revit/Bentley)
•    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.)


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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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