American Outdoor Brands Corporation/Smith & Wesson
October 3, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Perform Engineering tasks either as the administrator of a small project requiring standardized course of action, or as the administrator of an assigned segment of a larger project. Projects consist of solving production design problems and developing new models, and meeting project deadlines as outlined by the Project Management Team. Requires strict compliance with all Company policies as defined by the Executive Management Team, as well as adherence to the Company's Quality manual and ISO Policy, and conducting business with ethical business practices at all times.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Create solid works solid models, assembly models, and detail drawings.
Perform finite element analyses and mechanism simulation, kinematic simulation, linear stress analysis, and transient thermal analysis.
Be able to problem solve in a disciplined, organized manner, and document findings.
Understand the needs of the team, and be able to work in a manner that facilitates teamwork.
Work to define product requirements and improvements.
Design novel mechanisms to suit requirements for new product offerings.
Perform design layouts to validate design before creation of prototypes.
Work with machine shop to create prototypes of new components.
Lead testing exercises to validate new product designs and product improvements.
Work with support staff to complete project activities (draftsman and technicians).
Work within Product team to update business activity status.
Provide a flexible resource to aid in the process engineering portion of product development.
NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.
Education and Experience:
Experience, Competencies and Education
Minimum requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, Master's degree preferred
4-10 years' experience in a Product Development role with a demonstrated track record for:
Establishing product design with an eye toward manufacturing processes to assure quality and cost objectives are consistently achieved.
Assure that schedules meet both internal and external requirements and that work is performed to established standards
Making engineering prototypes samples for testing.
Experience in the Firearms industry preferred
Competencies and Skills:
Good command of the English language demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills
Microsoft Office proficiency (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Experience with SolidWorks CAD software, or other major Solid Modeling software
Exceptional customer service skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently & autonomously
Extensive experience and use of theoretical concepts to perform analysis and design.
Ability to train, advise and assist less experienced professionals
Ability to travel to support development.
Continuous: standing, walking, lifting, bending, pushing/pulling, and reaching.
Occasional: kneeling, sitting, squatting, overhead work, fine and gross upper body motor movement.
Maximum lift: to 30 pounds and assisted lifting.
Occasional lifting: 0 to 30 pounds.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:
Within the Smith & Wesson manufacturing facility, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.
The following Personal Protective Equipment is required:
* Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor
The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear.
Internal Number: SCB-2436
About American Outdoor Brands Corporation/Smith & Wesson
At American Outdoor Brands, we are proud to offer some of the most popular names in the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast markets!We are dedicated to creating, growing, and preserving strong consumer brands that deliver innovative and high-quality products. Our efforts focus on meeting the needs of consumers who have a passion for the adventure, freedom, and personal inspiration offered by embracing the great outdoors. We have successfully grown from a single firearms operating division founded in 1852 under the iconic Smith & Wesson brand to four operating divisions today. With more than 18 highly respected consumer brands -- and growing -- we are well positioned to serve the large outdoor lifestyle products market opportunity. American Outdoor Brands Corporation represents our enhanced strategic direction, our broad range of product offerings, and our plan to continue building upon our portfolio of strong American brands. American Outdoor Brands Corporation serves as the holding company for the historic Smith & Wesson Corp., Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., and Crimson Trace Corporation, which represent our firearms, manufacturing services, accessories, and electro-o...ptics divisions.We have only just begun our journey toward achieving our vision of being the leading provider of high-quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast. This large and growing market is populated by active lifestyle consumers who pursue their activities with passion and seek out brands they can trust. With a track record of creating, preserving, and acquiring respected brands, we remain committed to our future growth -- focusing on brands that best support the needs and lifestyle of our valued customers.American Outdoor Brands (and its affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer, and considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Candidates must possess proper authorization to work in the United States and, where applicable, to possess technical data as defined in the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR 120.10.