This position is responsible for all matters related to firearm design including; research and development, design, improvement, problem solving, testing, procedures, and documentation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Determines which firearm designs can be produced with existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods by analyzing product specifications and performance requirements to ensure successful product delivery.
Researches applicable technology related to processing techniques, materials, properties, and limitations which may affect feasibility, cost, and potential for production.
Confers with Research and Development team to clarify or resolve problems during the design and development process to ensure that design specifications meet existing engineering requirements.
Prepares product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics using SolidWorks for presentation to Engineering Management.
Develops complete product designs, CAD databases, SolidWorks models, and drawing packages in accordance with SureFire standards.
Responsible for DFM and production readiness analysis.
Assesses competitive products, ensuring new designs exceed current marketed products.
Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data using Microsoft Excel to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or products.
Plans and develops experimental test programs utilizing existing data from previous testing procedures in order to improve upon design testing methods within Engineering.
Interfaces with the Product Manager and other Engineers to ensure effective execution of engineering project timelines.
Manages Controlled Data in accordance with company PDM system policies and engineering best practices.
Generates engineering change orders (ECO) per written company standards.
Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
Maintain a positive and respectful attitude; cooperate with co-workers, management, internal and external customers, as applicable. Report any incidents of harassment to your Supervisor, Manager or Human Resources Manager.
Work safely at all times and report any unsafe conditions or injuries to your Supervisor or Manager immediately.
Other duties, as assigned by supervision or management.
Proven expertise in the development of firearms.
Firsthand experience bringing a magazine-fed semiauto pistol to a market-ready state.
Submit to annual COE registration to the State of California.
Working knowledge of materials, processing, and advanced coatings.
Ability to identify and diagnose common pistol malfunctions.
Experience with automatic pistols and small arms design and function.
Knowledge of small arms manufacturing methods.
Telecommuting is allowed.
At SureFire, our mission is to build the best illumination tools, suppressors, and tactical products—no matter the cost—to enhance the safety and performance of those who go into harm’s way on our behalf. We also provide these same no-compromise products to our demanding civilian customers who demand the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance.