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Vista Outdoor Production Specialist - SIMMS in Bozeman, Montana

Job Description

Simms Fishing Products is a leader in the fishing industry – driven to create growth and vitality in the community. We build trustworthy and angler-driven products. Our employees communicate openly, keep their commitments and inspire trust. We build for the long haul with products that last and a brand that endures. Our employees are our most important catch.

To be a great fit at Simms, you must embrace the fishing culture and follow our practice to work like we fish – with purpose, passion & curiosity. Be prepared to share your latest fishing adventures.

Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance; Health Savings Account; Life & Disability Insurance; 401K Plan with Employer Match; 10 Paid Holidays per year; Paid Time Off, starting at 3 weeks per year, discounts on our amazing products as well as outdoor industry-wide discounts.

Become A Wader Maker At Simms Fishing Products

Production Specialist

$500 Signing Bonus

At Simms, we make the finest waders in the fishing market, right here in Bozeman!

We are looking to fill several Production Specialists roles. We have several roles and will train the right candidates to be members of our Wader Maker Team. An eye for detail, focus on excellence and a positive team member are the characteristics we’re looking for.

The mission of the Wader Production Team is to produce high quality waders. Roles may learn the production processes in the Pressing, Sewing/Taping, Attachment/Boot Building and/or Testing and Packaging area.

Outcomes of this role include:

  • Embraces the concepts of cross training and lean manufacturing;

  • Communicates effectively with team members and supervisors regarding issues that affect the production of waders;

  • Consistently maintains the highest level of quality; and maintains a safe, clean, organized work area.

  • Follows all Safety policies and procedures

Successful candidates should possess:

  • 2+ years experience in a fast-paced environment

  • Effective & professional communication skills

  • Works effectively with team member

We offer a few shifts to choose from:

  • Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am – 3:30 pm; Friday, 6:00 am – 10:00 am OR

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Monday – Friday Evenings: Noon – 8:30 pm

  • Saturday between 6:00 am and 4:30 pm

How we reward our team:

  • Our Wader Maker Team earns a competitive base wage, between $16.00 - $19.50 per hour

  • During the first 90 days, we add $1.50/hour as a training bonus

  • After 90 days, wader makers are placed in the Production Bonus pool. Bonuses are paid out monthly based on achieving weekly wader goals. This generally adds and additional $2.25 - $3.00 per hour to the base wage

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Our Postings are not intended for distribution to or use in any jurisdiction, country or territory where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another jurisdiction, country or territory. We reserve the right to limit our Postings in any jurisdiction, country or territory.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

At this time, Vista Outdoor is closely monitoring the developments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 workplace rule regarding COVID-19 vaccination or testing. You will not be asked any questions regarding these items during application.

Join our talented team! Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.