Amerex Defense Project Coordinator

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 and learn fire suppression system design methodology.

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.

Fire suppression knowledge a plus.

Understanding of government contracting a plus.


 Primary Job 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.

Other General Department Duties:

  • Support company/ department cybersecurity objectives, being the central point of contact for all NIST 800-171 matters within Amerex Defense; interfacing with IT, Engineering, Product Compliance groups, as needed.
  • 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.



Minimum of High School or GED education.

Preference for two or four year technical degree beyond high school.

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.


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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