Position SummaryCreate innovative design solutions for firearm products from concept to production through interface with Marketing and customers to understand and document development requirements. Support Sales and Customers by troubleshooting and resolving field issues. Work within Engineering Team and Project Management team to update business on activity/project status.DesignEstablishing product design with an eye toward manufacturing processes to assure quality and cost objectives are consistently achieved.Work to define product requirements and improvementsDesign innovative mechanisms to suit requirements for new product offerings.Perform engineering tasks that consist of solving production design problems and developing new models, Perform design layouts to validate design before creation of prototypes.Make design models in 3D CAD. Make design drawingsPerform finite element analyses and mechanism simulation, kinematic simulation, linear stress analysis, and transient thermal analysis.Lead testing exercises to validate new product designs and product improvements.Be able to problem solve in a disciplined, organized manner, and document findings.PrototypingCoordinate prototype build, test, and evaluation. Work with machine shop to create prototypes of new components.Maintain standards for technical drawings, internal specifications, and related engineering documentation. Evaluate, validate, and approve design and drawing changes. Work with sourcing to select manufacturing technologies and vendors.Execute value engineering projects. Insuring tools, gauges, fixtures, equipment, routings and CNC programs are fully defined, documented and implemented.Identify Quality Assurance requirements for inspected productProduction SupportInvestigate and solve problems in cooperation with Quality and Operations departments. Update specifications (drawings, bills of material, routers, etc.) in support of accurate manufacturing documentationMake decisions on the disposition of nonconforming material.Make improvements of existing products and processesWork with manufacturing to identify appropriate processes and equipment to produce product offering
QualificationsB.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred7 years preferred, 3 to 5 years’ experience in firearm design and development. Experience with SolidWorks CAD software, or other major Solid Modeling software.
Desert Tactical Arms was founded in May of 2007, the company was created to protect the freedom of the United States of America, our allies and people by providing the most compact, accurate, and reliable precision weapon systems in the world. Desert Tactical Arms strongly supports civil rights, especially the right of every individual to own firearms to protect their self, their fa...mily, and their property and the use of firearms in defense, hunting, and shooting sports.
We recognize that to preserve the right of gun ownership there must be a strong network of firearms dealers and we strive to support our dealer network with attractive sales programs, training, timely delivery schedules, and unrivaled customer service.