Drive innovation and integration of new technologies and quality initiatives in engineering/manufacturing.
Lead engineering support and provide guidance to improve product designs, specifications, internal, and external processes, and manufacturing metrics using lean six sigma principles.
Manage engineering department and synchronize local activities across global management, manufacturing, production, quality, and purchasing teams.
Manage and direct design and development of firearm/air gun products and accessories.
Provide direction for selection and placement of manufacturing processes/equipment.
Ensure projects are in compliance with legal regulations and industry quality standards.
Manage product data as it moves through the product development lifecycle stages.
Develop and standardize department project planning and tracking tools for capturing key metrics.
Oversee daily Material Review Board interactions and provide direction where needed.
Support executive team and focus relations with Vice President level personnel.
Provide technical expertise and intimate product knowledge across departments.
Manage activities, resources, schedules, and budgets to facilitate timely product completion.
Review, improve, and record engineering SOP’s to meet current department procedures.
Provide technical expertise during subjective and objective evaluations of product.
Establish tooling, fixtures, gauging, and inspection equipment for manufacturing.
Establish and implement process control methods for internal and outsourced manufacturing.
Create manufacturing process specific 3D Solidworks models and assemblies.
Create and revise mechanical drawings using geometric dimensioning and tolerances.
Research and delegate qualified suppliers/vendors for appropriate components/processes.
Conduct, document, and report testing and evaluation on new product prototypes.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA or Master a plus.
7+ years’ experience in an engineering/design role within a manufacturing facility.
Experience with air gun and/or firearm design and manufacturing.
Knowledge of current manufacturing processes, equipment, and technology.
Working Knowledge of solid works CAD system models, assemblies, and drawings
Capable of managing multiple projects at one time.
Highly motivated, results focused and a high sense of urgency.
Ability to interface and communicate clearly and effectively (both orally and in writing) across multiple levels of the organization, including senior executives.
Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and cross-culturally with colleagues and suppliers.
Strong conflict resolution skills.
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About Walther Manufacturing
About Walther Arms, Inc.
Walther Arms has been a leader in the firearms industry for almost 130 years. Walther has been renowned throughout the world for its innovation since Carl Walther and his son, Fritz, created the first semiautomatic pistol in 1908. Today, the innovative spirit of its founders lives on as Walther celebrates 125 years as one of the world’s leading premium manufacturers of sporting, defense, and law enforcement firearms. For more information, visit Carl Walther and in the United States Walther Arms, Inc.
For over a century, Carl Walther has set new standards in the design and manufacture of firearms. Working closely with German police firearm experts Walther products are built to meet the most stringent standards with unsurpassed fit, finish, reliability, and durability.