Browning, an industry leader in the Shooting and Hunting Outdoor industry is seeking a talented Design Engineer to develop Browning branded firearms in our Research and Development Division. Browning is located in Mountain Green, Utah, just 40 miles NE of Salt Lake City and is easily accessible from all areas of the Wasatch Front. Its scenic beauty and serenity create an ideal work setting. Looking out the office windows presents a picturesque view of the Rocky Mountains with snow-capped peaks, and surrounding beauty.
This position designs and develops new firearm products to Browning firearm quality levels, to be manufactured by the most economical manufacturing processes available. In addition, this position makes improvements to existing Browning firearm products for function, safety and/or to reduce manufacturing costs. The right candidate for this position needs to have a combination of innovation and creativity, but also have the ability to test, analyze, and use critical thinking skills to bring solid results to a finished product. Experience in the specific field of bolt actions design would be a definite plus.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
Lead the design of new, high quality firearms, from concept to production, in accordance with company objectives.
Create or modify existing designs in 3D CAD, including individual components and assembly mechanisms; includes the definition and selection of appropriate material properties.
Coordinate prototype fabrication, leading the initial assembly, testing and evaluation processes. Identification, diagnosis and resolution of product design and process development issues.
Work in cooperation with team members to select appropriate technologies and vendors, optimizing the designs for manufacturing. Ensure the Technical Data Package (TDP) accurately defines all design aspects necessary for production; assist in product qualification and production launch.
Management of project timelines and resources within established project parameters. Must be able to prioritize, multi-task and manage multiple ongoing projects. Conduct product improvement projects to increase the quality and value of existing products.
Some domestic and international travel is required, including to various production facilities in Japan, Turkey, Portugal and Belgium.
COMPETENCY BASED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to 'zoom in' to detail quickly and accurately, check information and pick up inconsistencies and mistakes. Make detailed comparisons between similar sources.
Ability to explore and manipulate ideas beyond concrete constraints. Can imagine novel and hypothetical situations in detail, and reframe problems when needed.
Identifies ways to improve processes/situations, and takes responsibility for improvements or solving problems. Sets own standards above prevailing standards, and shows dissatisfaction with substandard or inefficient activities.
Loves learning, and picks up new skills quickly. Develops expertise within the firearms industry.
Uses grammar, vocabulary and style to describe situations, ideas, instructions etc. Structures communication logically. Listens, responds to prompts, and summarizes.
Ability to initiate and grow mutually beneficial relationships. Actively develops networks, and manages potentially challenging relationships.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Applicants should be philosophically aligned with the brand, its products, markets and mission of Browning/Winchester and its affiliate companies. Browning offers an excellent wage and benefits package. A few unique benefits include use of trap and skeet ranges, a swimming pool for employee use during the summertime, and a free meal each day provided by an on-site cafeteria! And, of course, a special employee discount on all Browning/Winchester products. The Northern Utah area is a family-friendly environment and offers tremendous opportunities for outdoor recreation, education and cultural enrichment.
If you possess these skills listed above and you want to work for a high quality, family friendly environment, then we would like to see your resume. Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to: 800-234-2054, or mail to Attn: HR Office, Browning, One Browning Place, Morgan UT 84050-9326.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Engineering, (Mechanical preferred), from an accredited college or university; an advanced degree is a plus.
7-10 years’ experience in engineering design of mechanical consumer products with 2D and 3D CAD software (Creo preferred).
Working knowledge of common firearm types and their proper function and uses is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication and documentation of technical material is necessary, including the ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical reports and legal documents.
Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances (ASME/ANSI Y14.5) is necessary.
Some knowledge or experience in the following areas is beneficial but not required:
Engineering testing and instrumentation including strain, load, and pressure measurements using the National Instruments LabVIEW software.
Setup and use of high speed video equipment.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a plus.
Manufacturing experience in relevant technologies is a plus.
Internal Number: 011119
The Browning brand is legendary for a unique level of quality, commitment to innovation and proven genius that began with its founder, John Moses Browning.
John Browning started the company in 1878 at his father's store in Ogden, Utah. Over the next 50 years he revolutionized the world of firearms and built a legacy of innovation and quality that is known around the world. Today, Browning has grown to be the industry leader in the full spectrum of outdoor products including sporting arms, technical hunting clothing, knives, gun safes, flashlights and many other outdoor-related product categories . . . all helping to make the hunting and shooting experiences of every outdoorsman and woman a success.
Browning is part of the greater Herstal Group of companies. This allows us to utilize a depth of gunmaking knowledge that is unrivaled. At our North American headquarters -- in Morgan, Utah just a few miles from where John Browning started his company -- a full spectrum of activities take place including R&D, advertising, IT and other business functions. The 150-year-old reputation for quality, fit and finish on the world’s finest firearms, hunting gear, clothing, knives and gun accessories continues. Browning products truly are: The Best There Is®.