Nightforce Optics was established in 1992 with one goal in mind: to build the finest riflescopes on the market. The same qualities that have made Nightforce the choice of professionals have now created a dedicated following among hunters and serious shooters.
Note: All job offers are contingent on passing pre-employment requirements, including a drug screen and criminal background check.
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for developing manufacturing processes that ensure operator safety and efficiency, with built-in quality. He/she works closely with Production, the Machine Shop, and Research & Development departments and is responsible for dealing with technical issues. The Manufacturing Engineer is the liaison between departments.
Evaluate bottlenecks and find/implement process improvements.
Develop concepts and/or design fixtures or tooling concurrent with product design.
Identify optimum manufacturing techniques.
Update 2D print data into 3D environment capturing all necessary manufacturing details.
Act as liaison between assembly and machine shop/suppliers assuring product details and processes are captured.
Troubleshoot and document assembly and machine shop problems.
Assist/develop inspection processes.
Provide technical documents outlining assembly and process standard operating procedures.
Serve as technical correspondent to materials making sure blueprint details are successfully communicated to suppliers.
Assist QA with supplier qualification
Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs
Recommend design modification to eliminate quality issues and improve manufacturability
Contribute/lead manufacturing activities in New Product Development Process
Complete manufacturing responsibilities of Engineering Change Order process
Justify, specify and oversee the commissioning of capital equipment.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline
Five years of documentable experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering
Sound literacy in 3D CAD (ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solid Works) & Microsoft packages
Manual and automated assembly experience
Machining and threading knowledge
Tool, jig and fixture design experience
Lean manufacturing knowledge and skills
Ability to prioritize workload effectively and manage a project from start to finish
Excellent written & verbal communication skills, team-oriented and able to work autonomously
Nightforce Optics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.
A LABOR OF LOVE
We are often asked what makes Nightforce “different” or “special.” We believe the secret ingredient is our employees. Most of our people are avid shooters. Many are dedicated hunters. Every one of them shares a passion for creating the finest riflescopes on earth…and taking exceptional care of the retailers who sell them and the customers who use them. Our staff will tell you that it is a rare thing to be able to combine what you do for a living with what you do for fun. It shows in the enthusiasm they share with our clients, in the innovations they bring to new products, and in the absolute quality of every Nightforce product that goes out the door.