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Explosive Production Operator


Texarkana, Texas (TX), US, 75505

Category:  Craft & Union
Work Area:  FT Onsite- Field/Client
Requisition ID:  1691



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!

We're looking for a full-time, Explosives Production Operator.

As the Production Operator, here’s the work you’ll do:
•    Performs various assigned work tasks in connection with the production, renovation, or destruction of ammunition. Such actions may be performed either manually or with the use of various tools, machines, or equipment. Such work tasks may include work tasks involved in the receiving, moving, unpacking, assembling, inspecting, reworking, packing out and palletizing of component parts and finished ammunition including the preparation of explosives for loading and the loading of such explosives into ammunition or the component parts thereof.
•    For an employee to be classified as an HE Production Operator rather than as a Production Operator, a substantial part of the regularly assigned duties of an employee classified as an HE Production Operator must involve actual physical contact with and work with open and exposed (but not encased, enclosed or covered, either partially or fully) explosives. The physical contact with such open and exposed explosives may include the melting and pouring of such explosives, the blending of such explosives for assembling, the assembling of such open and exposed explosives into ammunition or component parts thereof.
•    Follows training when work requires collecting, transporting, storing, treating, disposing and/or otherwise handling of hazardous waste and its documentation. Receives training outlined in Company's Hazardous Waste Training Program. Performs active role in application of SPC Controls, such as collecting, plotting, and/or interpreting process data, adjusting process and/or notifying appropriate personnel to effect corrective action.
•    Understands and operates quality control stations on load lines to prevent the use or production of defective material resulting in maintaining high quality workmanship.
•    Operates the forklift or tow motor as assigned. Performs cleanup of the work areas.
•    Assures compliance with item specifications, standard inspection procedures and drawings.

This role is for you if you have these skills:
•    Reading and writing skills at a level normally acquired through high school education.
•    Ability to understand and operate quality control stations on load lines to prevent use or production of defective material resulting in maintaining high quality workmanship.
•    Ability to understand item specifications, standard inspection procedures and drawings.
•    Visual acuity to inspect work in process for defects such as cracks, holes, dents, burrs, pits, or any other defect that might be classified as poor workmanship.

And if you have these qualifications: 
•    High School or equivalent.
•    General ammunition work experience.

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 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.
•    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.)
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  APPLY NOW!  Talent Acquisition Partner: Andrew Johnson

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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