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Commissioning Manager


Parsons, Kansas (KS), US, 67357

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1520



About Day and Zimmermann

At our Day & Zimmermann Munitions Plants, 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, components, to special projects and beyond. With more than 120 years of experience 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!

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Commissioning Manager to join our Day & Zimmermann team.


This position is responsible for leading and managing project commissioning for all facilities and process systems and equipment including operational assessments and life safety systems. This position works closely with the Project and Construction Managers and will additionally interface daily with design and construction professionals as well as clients, trade contractors, and operations and maintenance staff.

As the Commissioning Manager, here’s the work you’ll do:


• Develop and implement the project pre-commissioning and commissioning plans in coordination with the construction team to safely commission the facility equipment. Review and scope P&IDs, electrical single line diagrams and I&C documents. Review shop drawings and equipment submittals for the facility equipment. Set start-up and or system priorities with Operations which will set the priorities for the commissioning schedule and construction

• Work with the project team to establish commissioning scopes, work plans and schedule; ensure coordination and communication to project staff, suppliers, and client to support the project schedule. Review the equipment documentation including O & M manuals and operating procedures. Work with Operations and Construction regarding any change management items and expedite any action (EP or C) which impacts the commissioning effort

• Understand the commissioning budget and work with the PMO’s Project Controls team to ensure that the commissioning activities are conducted within budget and on schedule to support project completion. Attend and actively participate in project coordination meetings. Lead field commissioning coordination meetings

• Develop, direct, and implement plans to improve and expand the organization's strategic market position performing vulnerability assessments for mission critical facilities

• Coordinate hands-on and classroom training with the facilities operations teams and owner


This role is for you if you have these skills:

• Proven past performance and knowledge of engineering design and construction of facility equipment including utility and life safety systems serving mission critical facilities

• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, and evaluation of client satisfaction. Leadership skills to motivate or influence others

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including managing schedules, budgets (including change management) in priority fashion

• Generalized knowledge of laws, codes, government regulations that affect the business and the market segment. Possess project-specific knowledge of the program’s commissioning requirements as defined in project specifications and commissioning plan

• Ability to travel. This position will required occasional travel to both domestic and international locations

And if you have these qualifications:

• Bachelors, Associate, or Technology Degree in Engineering, construction management or related fields

• 5+ years leading commissioning projects

• Certified Commissioning Provider (CCP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Commissioning Authority, or other nationally-recognized commissioning certification preferred

• For Munitions projects, requires experience in plant operations


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $124,000 - $186,120. 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; 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

Repetitive motions or 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)

Fingering (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses the 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, stair, scaffolding, ramps, pole etc. using feet and legs or hands/arms to climb)

Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)



Ability to read complex documents in the English language

Capacity to reason and make sound decisions

Capacity to express thoughts orally



SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Ashley Mitchell

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann 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 a century 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, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann 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, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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