The Senior Gunsmith is a key factory staff member responsible for inspecting and diagnosing product problems and processes that support the Product Services department within Kimber Manufacturing. The Senior Gunsmith will work in concert with cross-functional teams and other departments to provide support in achieving quality goals defined and established by upper management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Repair and test products to ensure the firearm will function safely
Ability to perform custom shop work
Ability to master the complete assembly, function, and repairing of Kimber products
Report all service complaints that can be deemed as a quality concern to product management
Work in a manner that ensures continuous safety
Test fire all repair and engineering products on an as needed basis
Report in a timely and accurate manner to production any deficiencies that are detected in customer products which are attributed to the assembly process
Attain advanced knowledge and meticulous skills on proper intake, modification, customization, and release of products in accordance with all federal, states, and local laws. This also applies to OSHA requirements pertaining to the usage of safety equipment, proper disposal and usage of chemicals and other hazardous materials
Experience determining offsets and ability to adjust accordingly
Ability to work on lathe and milling machines and Bridgeport’s
Accurately inspect firearms using visual, functional, and safety inspections
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (word and excel)
Accurately make independent decisions on product disposition
Trouble shoot various problems and develop corrective action to prevent reoccurrence
Adhere and monitor SOP
Understand/ learn the nature and functionality of the products being inspected
Effectively communicate and notify supervisor when there are functional or cosmetic discrepancies
Must be able to accurately input all required data into the manufacturing database
Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
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 required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sound knowledge of various firearm platforms; functionality, maintenance, quality, features, safety, etc.
Demonstrable track record over a minimum of 5 years of successfully working in a high volume manufacturing environment Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Cross functional team builder/player with high levels of professionalism, integrity, and enthusiasm
Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast work environment that has the potential to change due to regulatory and business needs
Need to be detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to multi-task
Experience working independently with little supervision
High School Diploma or GED
Firearm training from the military, LE, or an accredited gunsmith school
Minimum of 3 or more years of gunsmith experience
Ability to work on lathe and milling machines and Bridgeport’s
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret quality performance reports and create solutions. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
This position requires various reasoning abilities in order to be successful such as:
Ability to collect and document data
Ability to follow written and oral instructions
Ability to perform complex and varied tasks
Ability to perform simple, repetitive tasks for an extended period of time
Required knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word using MS Windows platform. MS PowerPoint and Outlook.
This position may require travel occasionally.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Attendance is an essential job requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, overtime before and after shifts and on weekends. Ability to work as part of a team, including all related departments/plants or independently as required to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of the job the employee works in a manufacturing environment and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration.
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 sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
This position requires compliance with ITAR requirement. Must be a “U.S. Person” (per ITAR 120.15) and are required to show proof substantiating this upon being hired.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Activities, duties and/or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice at the sole discretion of the Company.