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Sr. Manager, Engineering & Maintenance


Texarkana, Texas (TX), US, 75505

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1649



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!

As the Sr. Manager, Engineering Maintenance, here's the work you'll do:

Position Summary

Responsible for the supervision, formulation, administration and coordination of engineering projects, budgets, policies, processes, methods and procedures designed to improve operating performance, reduce waste and delays and otherwise promote cost reductions on a company-wide basis. Must be familiar with ISO MIL STD’s, Specifications as well as the DoD Proposal Process in the ammunition industry. Manages personnel engaged fabrication, installation, rearrangement and maintenance of Plant facilities including building, grounds, roads, utilities and equipment. Responsible for establishing staffing requirements to ensure operational requirements are met.


  • Support manufacturing process through Project Management, DoD Proposal Process, establishing, and maintaining budgets and schedules for engineering/maintenance. Enforce a mentality in the engineering/maintenance departments of On Time, Under Budget.
  • Manage and supervise engineering and maintenance personnel including scheduling work assignments, evaluate performance, promotion, discharge, employee orientation, investigate grievances, incidents etc. including written reports.
  • Planning, defining, organizing, monitoring, measuring and controlling past, present/future engineering activities; coordinates maintenance projects with other departments and/or organizational units including contractors, arranging/coordinating the acquisition of equipment, materials, supplies, tools, etc. to maintain a sufficient supply of each for special and/or emergency conditions.
  • Manages maintenance of plant building, utilities, grounds, and support equipment to assure optimal conditions for plant objectives across sites. Reviews work objectives and estimates man hour and skill requirements to accomplish objectives while preparing and/or assisting other departments in Scopes of Work for the maintenance department including establishing staffing requirements and maintains manpower forecasts for all aspects of maintenance and operations in all areas of the plant.
  • Prepares reports on cost estimates, payback, cost impacts, cost analysis, etc.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics; Extensive knowledge of and the ability to perform Maintenance Craft related skills (including lifting devices); Ability to operate, maintain, construct and make repairs to facilities, utilities, machinery and equipment.
  • Lean Manufacturing Methods and Techniques (Hands-on); Facilities Planning.
  • Cost Estimating / Budgeting/Work order control.
  • Technical / Proposal Writing/Computer skills (including but not limited to Microsoft Office suite).
  • Time Management / Project Management (microsoft project).

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree (Ind Tech, Ind Eng, Mech, Electric, Manufacturing, etc.), Masters Degree (Prod. Mgt, Business Mgt., MBA, Tech. Mgt, etc.) with Maintenance apprenticeship or technical school certification preferred (Maintenance).
  • 15+ years in manufacturing (government contracting and munitions experience a plus); 10-15 years supervisory experience in Manufacturing Engineering related activities required.
  • Six Sigma, PMP preferred.
  • Plus: DOE, Project Management, ISO, SAP, Risk Management, Experience managing and directing personnel with preventative maintenance (PM) software
  • Preferred: Hands on trades experience; Experience with preventative maintenance (PM) software and programs. Prefer experience in a unionized setting.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $135,280- $202,920. 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.)

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Talent Acquisition Partner: Takira Traynum

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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