American Outdoor Brands Corporation Manufacturing Engineer I in Springfield, Massachusetts

Develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.

  • Must be able to understand and interpret complex part drawings and understand product design intent.

  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.

  • Use appropriate project management techniques to insure tools, gauges, fixtures, equipment, routings and CNC programs are fully defined, documented and implemented.

  • Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.

  • Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement.

  • Must work effectively with external technical support, and continuously train internal staff.

  • Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Works with minimal supervision, establish priority and meet scheduled completion dates.

NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (BSME) or equivalent

  • 1-5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong understanding of lean principles

  • Experience in addressing needs and concerns of shop personnel in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with SolidWorks preferred

  • Exceptional customer service skills

Competencies and Skills:

Physical Demands:

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently & autonomously

  • Experience in the Firearms industry preferred

  • Good command of the English language, demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Continuous: sitting

  • Occasional: walking, standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, fine and gross upper body motor movement.

  • Occasional lift: 0 to 30 pounds

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

Within the Smith & Wesson manufacturing facility, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.

The following Personal Protective Equipment is required:

  • Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor

The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear.

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