Summary: Develops, directs, and coordinates activities of the Ballistics Department as they test Nosler products. The Ballistics Department directly supports the Production, Engineering, Marketing, and Customer Service areas within the Company, and follows Industry Standards (SAAMI) while doing so. The Ballistics Manager performs the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Directs department activities to test Nosler products, and to recommend process or design changes to improve product quality and/or performance.
Is capable of and willing to perform every function expected of subordinates at a high skill level.
Trains subordinates in the proper performance of their essential job duties; Resolves problems using solutions that involve systematic problem solving skills.
Confers with management, production, and other staff to set direction and efficient support for internal Company customers.
Expects and enforces strict Departmental discipline with regard to safety, accuracy of work, legible and thorough documentation, and presenting a professional scientific demeanor.
Ensures that all testing is done in accordance with SAAMI guidelines and procedures.
Provides direction and example for interpretation of company policies and procedures, and their application to the Ballistics Department activities.
Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve Ballistics operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner. Supervisory Responsibilities:
Manages employees in the Ballistics Department. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees. Plans and directs all aspects of Ballistics activities within the organization.
Ensures all Ballistics projects, initiatives, and work processes are in conformance with the organization's established policies and objectives.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Leads, directs, and motivates the work of others through strong leadership and solid examples.
Competency: To perform the job successfully, the individual will demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Innovation and Design - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates creative solutions and exhibits attention to detail. Yields innovative approaches to projects.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Adaptability and Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance. Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or changing priorities.
Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
Leadership - Displays passion and optimism, inspiring respect and trust; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision. Exhibits confidence in self and others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition where due.
Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; works to improve supervisory skills.
Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals. Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Dependability - Takes responsibility for own actions.
Initiative - Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability typically required to do so.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Engineering field with 2 to 5 years’ experience managing people; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and hands-on experience with data acquisition and instrumentation is required. Industry experience and familiarity with SAAMI standards, load development, and interior/exterior ballistics is preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with advanced mathematical concepts such as algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability and statistical inferences. A firm grasp of physics and how it applies to small arms ammunition & components is necessary. Reasoning Ability: The ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where little standardization or public information exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Common Sense: The ability to solve problems and figure things out on the fly, based on life experience and knowing what is needed and when to apply which skill. Many things do not need to be analyzed to death – just fix it or solve it, and do it right.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be fluent in general office applications including Spreadsheet, Word Processing, and Database software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, combustibles, and uniquely hazardous situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be extremely high while testing.
SPECIAL NOTE: This work environment has the potential to expose an employee to hazardous conditions. Consequently, Nosler, Inc. has implemented a drug testing policy that will help ensure that all employees will be safe operators and that the work environment is equally safe. Our policy is simple: zero tolerance for drug use. This means that a positive test for illegal drugs or alcohol while working will result in immediate termination.
Additional Salary Information: Benefit Package
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