Armed Security Guard Security
Middletown, IA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

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!

An Armed Security Guard is needed for a full-time, staff opportunity with American Ordnance located in Middletown, Iowa.

The Work You'll Be Doing:

  • Performs access control tasks at perimeter and internal access points that include vehicle searches and access badge inspections. Routine patrol of installation to inspect and assure production and storage areas are secure to include locking and unlocking of gates.
  • Completes all required documentation for assigned duties and tasks. Documents may include: search registers, igloo checksheets, repository checks, vehicle checksheets, and explosive building signature sheets.
  • Performs surveillance and counter surveillance in order to maintain a secure workplace. Reports potentially unsafe conditions and threats.
  • Performs investigations, escorts, stand-bys, vehicle traffic enforcement, to include detainment powers.

What You Need to Bring to the Table:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 6 months security-related experience and/or training in the last 5 years preferred.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Great attitude and team player
  • Successful completion of background screening process

The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess:

  • Participate and pass an annual Company Physical, Physical Ability Test (1.5 mile run in 17:30 minutes and 19 push-ups in 2:00 minutes per Army Regulation AR190-56) on an annual basis, and successfully meet Individual Reliability Program (IRP) requirements.
  • Pass a bi-annual weapons qualification with pistol and rifle. Knowledgeable and uses other equipment and materials properly.
  • Sharp observational and monitoring abilities. Proven ability to quickly identify the best course of action in any situation. Remain calm and respond swiftly to possible hazards while maintaining a professional standard.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures with the ability to follow complex instructions.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to follow complex instructions.

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.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Expertise in:
  • 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: Melissa DeMatteo

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity

American Ordnance, A Day & Zimmermann Company 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. 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 , and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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