• Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Staff Req. #
    HVO 20-003
    # 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.  Proficient professional. Performs varied assignments of an advanced engineering nature requiring full use and application of engineering / scientific / technical methods. Uses fact-based decision making in analysis and design. 

    Primary Responsibilities

    Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions):


    • Technical Knowledge: Very good understanding of products and 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.  
    • 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.  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. Guidance usually sought by exception.


    Leadership:  Has strong work ethic, respects time of others, prompt, role model for safe working conditions and maintains a clean workplace.  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.


    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.



    NOTE:  This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as dictated by the business needs and conditions.  As an essential function of the job, good attendance is required.

    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


    Education and/or Experience:

    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.


    Language Skills:

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


    Mathematical Skills:

    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.


    Other Skills and Activities:

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


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand; walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, explosives, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Personal protective equipment to limit exposure to these environments will be provided.


    Employees may encounter hazardous wastes during the course of their work.  Hazardous wastes are to be handled appropriately; including applicable use of PPE, placement into compatible containers, container labeling and marking; etc.  Additionally, wastes may need to be transported to/from satellite accumulation areas to 90-day accumulation area; via dolly, forklift, etc. All employees working with, handling, or managing hazardous wastes will receive annual RCRA training. Those employees preparing waste for shipment will receive additional trainings (DOT).


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