General Description:

Demonstrate the ability and experience of leading other engineers with a minimum of 10 years practical manufacturing engineering experience including CNC Machining and product assembly.  This candidate must possess a working knowledge of process development, lean manufacturing techniques and a strong background in metal removal.  The best qualified Engineering Manager will be a firearms enthusiast that is ambitious and self-reliant with a problem-solving focus and be able to function autonomously.

Reports to: Plant Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Design new firearm products from concept to production.
  • Work closely with Sales and Product Management on product requirements and development of cost models.
  • Mentor and coach team members for continual growth of their individual engineering and leadership skills; promote and approve professional development activities for staff.
  • Maintain all standard operating procedures for all aspects of the Engineering team.
  • Coordinate prototype build, test, and evaluation.
  • Maintain and develop all standard operating procedures for all aspects of the Manufacturing Engineering team.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related projects as needed.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering

Minimum Previous Experience:

  • 10 years’ experience with CNC machining and product assembly, 5 years minimum experience in Small Arms design and product development.
  • Must be able to work in a team, lead, plan, and execute.
  • Strong time management skills; Must be able to handle multiple projects and important issues at one time.
  • 5 years CAD/CAM

Minimum Additional Training:

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Other Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Live Tooling Lathe
  • 4 and 5 Axis Milling
  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures
  • Manufacturing Quality
  • Product Development
  • Presenting Technical Information
  • CAD/CAM