Product Development Specialist: This position will have the responsibility for developing new and upgraded products based on product and marketing requirements. Key efforts include project leadership, evaluation of new materials and equipment, working independently, and coordination or execution of product testing.
Work directly with executive management team in designing and developing new products and accessories.
Primary responsibility will be identifying and working directly with supplies and manufacturers to develop innovative and high-quality products in the sporting goods and firearms accessory market.
Evaluate and develop new designs, materials, and processes to support product development plans to meet market requirements including designing to unit
Characterize and document critical product performance parameters to support engineering
Create and update product specifications, and support development of installation documents and application
Properly document test results. Prepare and present reports of results to peers and
Support failure analysis of problematic modules, and troubleshoot product performance and design
Participate in production process improvement, root cause analysis, process audits and QA
Train associates, including operators, maintenance, etc. as
Design test protocols for test and prototype production equipment; operate and maintain laboratory and prototype equipment as
Ensure safety compliance in own area and
Perform other duties, as assigned, related to product and process
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Experience in developing consumer products from design to final product fulfillment required.
Must have material development and sourcing experience.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Design, or related field is
At least three years` experience in Product
Communication, team coordination, and documentation skills is a must.
Familiarity with the Firearms/Sporting Goods is a
Experience with Extrusion, Injection Mold, or other plastics processing
Data handling, reduction, interpretation, statistics, and reporting skills desired.
Certification in Auto CAD is a
Job Type: Full-time
About CrossBreed Holsters
HOW IT STARTED
Under the direction and ingenuity of Mark Craighead, CrossBreed Holsters LLC was born in 2005. Mark was an avid shooter, re-loader and concealed carry permit holder who was introduced to firearms at a young age by his father. With a strong interest in firearms — particularly handguns — Mark grew his knowledge of the firearms industry. And with his experience, Mark became familiar with holsters, learning what worked and what did not.
After collecting his proverbial “box of holsters,” Mark decided to create a design of his own, incorporating the best features of other holsters and discarding the non-functional elements. In doing so, Mark had handcrafted a new breed of holsters. Within a couple of years, Mark’s hybrid holster design had achieved such popularity that his company, CrossBreed Holsters, gained national recognition as a leading manufacturer of some of the best and most functional concealment holsters available on the market today. Each holster is handmade by craftsmen personally trained by Mark. These craftsmen continue to pass on the skills, traditions, and attention to detail to the new generation of craftsmen who have joined the company under Mar...k’s original vision.
Mark was often asked about the name CrossBreed Holsters. He was not ashamed to answer that, although there is some reference to the hybrid holster designs he created, the larger meaning behind his company’s name references the Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross that was made for all mankind.