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Vista Outdoor Manufacturing Engineer, Blackhawk Tactical in Manhattan, Montana

Job Description

This position will work interdepartmentally on the key projects as assigned by leadership to ensure on time delivery. Develop new methods, tooling, and machine designs while resolving processing issues/problems. The manufacturing engineer heavily engages in the design, manufacture, and quality assurance of injection molded components and assemblies for the consumer outdoor marketplace while driving efficiency and safety improvements in the factory. Must have the ability to lead projects and work in cross functional teams which is essential. Will provide pertinent guidance to the design activity relative to manufacturing and automation. Facilitates communication relevant to products and impacted teams.

This position reports to the Operations Manager , and is based out of our Manhattan, MT office.

As the Manufacturing Engineer, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Ensure that all customer requirements are satisfied in Design and implementation.

  • Design and program automation within the plant to support manufacturing operations.

  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop designs

  • Generate work instructions for the manufacturing and test processes

  • Assist in the preparation of quotations

  • Coordinate with production on day-to-day activities and problem resolution

  • Coordinate documentation and data to support hardware

  • Monitor costs and schedules to meet customer expectations

  • Assist with the transition of new products to full production readiness and release

  • Maintain awareness within the Operations Department of program status including, but not limited to, schedule milestone realization, manufacturing labor allocation and status, any and all constraints to manufacturing and test, manufacturing

  • Perform major equipment and project management assignments including: capital expenditure justification, equipment/process design, source, and implementation as well as project spending, project execution timing, and resource management.

  • Develop improvements to tooling and processes for the manufacture of existing products by changing specifications and supervising tests concerning product improvement.

  • Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities such as improved material utilization, increased machine/process efficiency, reduced cost of poor quality, etc.

  • Review tools and machine part drawings for the necessity of revision on tolerances, surface finishes, dimensions, material selection, etc., and initiates Engineering Change Orders.

  • Investigates and troubleshoots production difficulties and takes corrective measures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

You have:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or related field

  • Prefer 5+ years experience in a manufacturing\engineering environment

  • Excellent mathematical, problem solving, written and verbal communications skills

  • Thorough understanding and broad application of technical standards, principles, theories.

  • Ability to perform at a high level with minimal supervision and direction

  • Prefer experience in the design, development, and management of automation

  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and CAD

You might have :

  • Experience in the design, Installation, and maintenance of automated\robotic systems

  • Experience with hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic systems

  • Experience with programming, trouble shooting and installation of automation systems such as Fanuc robots

  • Knowledge and understanding of injection molding processes, tools, and techniques.

  • Well-rounded knowledge of materials, technologies, and manufacturing techniques

  • Hands on experience with Six Sigma tools and lean manufacturing concepts

  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment

  • Understanding of machine shop technology, tools, and equipment

  • Experience coordinating with multi-functional teams

  • Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs

  • Ability to apply sensor and machine vision technologies for the manufacturing environment

Pay Range:

$73,400.00 - $114,800.00

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

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.