• Job Locations US-NY-Ilion
    Staff Req. #
    HVO 18-001
    # of Openings
  • Position Summary

    General Summary:


    Researches, plans, designs, develops, and implements (into Production) new products, processes and systems into the sporting or defense related arms and ammunition markets


    Primary Responsibilities

    Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions):



    • Technical Knowledge: Very good understanding of firearms products and/or ammunition processes and related engineering designs/function.  Understands some advanced principles. Capable of advanced design modification with minimal supervision. Capable of identifying appropriate analyses and tests required to arrive at fact based decisions.  Beginning to develop understanding of specific manufacturing processes unique to ROC and their implication on design and cost in at least one VSO area.
    • Tool Usage: Comfortable with and able to use advanced tools, including Design of Experiments and CAE (Finite Element Analysis, Simulation) to meet objectives - anticipate and/or identify interactions
    • Indicators: : Able to design appropriate validation experiments using the lab, range, FEA simulations (dynamic).  Proficient in statistical methods - basic level. Capable of producing unbiased interpretation of results using facts (data),double checking,  and summarizing for the team. Capable of doing prototype builds and interfacing with external vendors. Failure analysis, microstructural analysis. Recommends/reviews potential mfg. processes and materials selection
    • Scope of Responsibility: Role typically as a more senior technical team member capable of handling sub-system complexity but can be technical lead for a minor project.  Capable of diagnosing and resolving functional and endurance issues. Errors can cause moderate delay to product development schedules. Could have serious impact on meeting specific customer program deliverables. Objectives are defined and approach is negotiated.  Work is generally not supervised in detail.
    • Leadership: Has strong work ethic, respects time of others, prompt, role model for safe working conditions and maintains a clean workplace.  Able to plan work, be accountable for both personal and team results, share success with teammates, respects all business partners.   Able to work up/down/across functions to deliver value and drive for results. Understands and supports operating cadence and requirements for continuous improvement to improve delivery
    • Communication and Collaboration: Capable of generating standard reports and documents supporting design validation and/or design changes.  Can articulate perspective in a concise and precise manner. Capable of structuring communications to support validation of design in a meaningful way.  Able to communicate test requirements to test lab.  Able to review product requirements with product management and suppliers to avoid non-value added re-work


    • Behaviors: Completes tasks on time with high quality.   Works well with peers and team members. Extremely dependable in delivering what is promised. Displays a bias for action and performance in the work area.  Routinely applies and encourages new employees in the application of processes, practices and company values. 
    • Level of Review: May have little day-to-day supervision. Tasks are reviewed for technical judgement, accuracy,  quality, innovation by Tech Lead or Program Manager.

    Skills and Education Required

    Qualifications, Educational Skills and Experience:



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable  accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions



    BS  degree in Engineering or Science (i.e. Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials engineering, Physics) from a four year accredited or nationally recognized college or university and 2-5 years relevant experience ; entry Level MSc, PhD.  Firearms and ammunition experience a plus.



    Ability to read work and interpret instructions in English.  Ability to record observations and keep records of data as instructed.



    Ability to perform advanced mathematical operations such as exponents, logarithms and apply those methods to analyses involving frequency distributions, reliability, analysis of variance and factor analysis.



    Proficiency with CAD/CAM, finite element analysis, mechanical simulation or aptitude for learning.  Proficient with Microsoft Office suite necessary. Program management skills a plus.


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