Contracts Administrator Legal at Day & Zimmerman Company in Middletown, Iowa

Posted in Other 3 days ago.





Job Description:

About American Ordnance

American Ordnance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmermann which is a century-old, family-owned company whose 41,000+ employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.4 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment -- maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say. https://aollc.biz

We expect this position will be included in the recent federal Executive Order (EO) and subsequent guidance, requiring federal contractors and employers with more than 100 employees to implement a vaccine mandate; therefore, it is expected that anyone hired into this position will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencement of employment in accordance with the EO and any subsequent guidance, unless an accommodation is legally required.

A Administrator, Contracts 2 is needed for a full-time, staff opportunity with American Ordnance located in Middletown, IA

Responsible for the day to day management for contract negotiation/administration of government and commercial contracts for complex government and commercial programs concerning domestic and international end use. Manage and/or conduct front-end strategic assessment of business pursuits, as directed by our business partners, proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration, including assisting supply chain with proper subcontracting and flow-down provisions to ensure proper contract formation and compliance in accordance with customer requirements; company objectives and applicaple laws and regulations.

The Work You'll Be Doing:


  • Administers contracts, keeping all informed of status and interpreting contractual provisions

  • Negotiates intitial contracts or modifications

  • Serves as central point of communication with customer and coordinates communication between company and customer

  • Prepares reports and maintains accurate files and records of all communication

  • Identify and manage risk management mitigation actions in all business operations and effectively communicates risks to functional management

What You Need to Bring to the Table:


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Responds promptly to customer needs; both internal and external. Maintains confidentiality. Experienced negotiator. Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions. Has excellent phone skills. Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work for spelling and grammar. Presents numerical data effectively. Able to read and interpret written information

The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess:


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Contracting required

  • 5 years experience working in contracts or closely with customers negotiating terms

  • Valid driver's license is required

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of DoD Governement contracts, including those with FAR/DFAR provisions.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Detail and teamwork oriented

Must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks:

Example from Essential Tasks on Job description -


  • 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)

  • Walking

  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body

  • Kneeling, crouching or crawling

  • 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.)

  • 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.)

What's In It For You?

Candidates that are hired will receive a competitive base salary, 401k, a comprehensive medical/dental/vision plan, parental leave and paid time off.

What Are You Waiting For? Apply Now! Recruiter: Chris Pinto

Diversity, 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, 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 reasonableaccommodation@dayzim.com, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.



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