Amerex- Project Coordinator (Defense)

Job Locations US-AL-Trussville
Customer Service/Support
Day shift (and as needed)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time



Amerex Corporation is the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of hand portable and wheeled extinguishers for commercial and industrial applications. Our state-of the-art gas detection systems along with pre-engineered fire suppression systems for vehicles, commercial cooking operations, paint spray booths and military systems, has earned Amerex a reputation for excellence in the fire protection industry.

While other companies have been in the fire protection industry longer than Amerex, no other company has surpassed the quality, service and innovation provided by Amerex Corporation in recent times. With quality products, constant innovation and excellent customer support, Amerex Corporation is unsurpassed in its pioneering efforts to provide better fire protection throughout the world.


Amerex is looking for a candidate with the following attributes:

Technically gifted.

Enjoys being 'hands-on'.

Adaptable to new situations.

Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities.

Attention to detail under pressure.

Understands vehicle subsystems / electrical knowledge a plus.

Can work with bills of material in detailed Excel spreadsheet.

Can interface on technical level with various engineering groups.

Able to multi-task on various ongoing projects.

Excellent grammar and writing / speaking skills.

Good technical writing skills - formatting / writing owner's manuals and customer proposals in Word.

Able to navigate through MIL test standards successfully and determine product compliance gaps.

Able to review and understand customer performance specifications and make product recommendations.

Knowledge of fire suppression systems, design methodology a plus.

Understanding of government contracting a plus.


 Project Coordinator Functions: Support of Defense Project Manager on Day-to-day basis:

  • Interface with Production, Quality, Inventory, Shipping and Purchasing groups, as needed.
  • Make appropriate support requests to Amerex Engineering relating to new proposals or testing requirements.
  • Confirm BOM's against sales proposals:examining quantity, cost, gross margin and proposal accuracy.
  • Work with Project Mgr, Sales Mgr and Engineering to create detailed customer proposals and owner's manuals.
  • Assist Project Manager in maintaining project milestone and completion schedules.
  • Track supplier and manufactured components from customer order to delivery.

CMMC Program Manager Function:

  • Administer and implement all of the practices necessary to meet and maintain company CMMC compliance per corporate Information Systems Security Policy.
  • Interfacing with Amerex IT, Engineering, Product Compliance groups as needed to maintain Level 3 CUI compliance.
  • Monitor and Audit CUI server access.
  • Coordinate with external government CMMC auditors to plan and execute audits within Amerex.
  • Stay actively aware of all impending changes to the CMMC requirements and adapt as necessary.

 Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain 3rd party lab testing reports and summaries library for improved accessibility.
  • Make justifiable recommendations for future product compliance testing needs.
  • Navigate smoothly through Amerex business management software (D365).
  • Professionally interface as necessary with customers and suppliers via phone, email or in person.
  • Create Engineering Project Charters with Product Mgr. and Engineering Development Mgr. Facilitate Charter approval process.



Relevant four year college degree desired. 
Military experience with ground vehicle maintenance, upgrades, logistics a plus.
5-10 years relevant work experience desired; retired military encouraged to apply. 
Solid working knowledge of Microsoft business programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)  .
Able to physically relocate to Birmingham, AL area.
Willing to travel up to 15% of the time.
Must be a US Citizen.


Amerex is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. Amerex will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.



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