Perform engineering work related to OEM product development and manufacturing processes. Work with overseas engineering, QA, support, and domestic sales team to understand customer requirements, design sport optics products and work to solve problems.
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, developing new models and meeting OEM 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:
> > Manage Engineering projects and coordinate with sales, product, vendor engineer and technicians
> > Be able to problem solve in a disciplined, organized manner, and document your 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.
> > Minimum requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, Master's degree preferred
> > Extensive experience designing sport optics products such as rifle scopes, red dot sights, and or other related optics products.
> > 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 and samples for testing.
> > Experience in the Sport Optics Industry is highly preferred.
> > Experience and an interest in shooting sports is a bonus.
Competencies and Skills Required
> > Good command of the English language demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills
> > 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
> > Function as a liaison between client companies, sales team and factory.
> > Ability to travel to support development.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Japan Optics
Japan Optics began its journey as a simple machinery workshop on the outskirt of Tokyo, Japan in the 1960s. Once known as HAKKO, Japan Optics has worked alongside with many firearms and riflescope manufacturers around the world. The founders of Japan Optics believed in providing exceptional value for the customers. We are very keen on keeping that promise. Japan Optics aims to offer unbeatable value and quality in every riflescope, red dot, and sports optic product we make.
Japan Optics is an OEM manufacturer that combines German engineering with Japanese craftsmanship and American design, allowing companies to quickly and affordably add custom optics to their product line. All of this is accomplished while maintaining competitive pricing, smaller unit requirement, and unbeatable service.
Unlike other OEM sources, our team of experienced hunters and shooters understand the market and will facilitate a smooth OEM process.