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Firearms - Design Engineer 


Job Purpose: The Design Engineer is responsible for matters related to firearm design and development. This includes research and development, design, improvement, problem solving and failure analysis, testing, procedures, and documentation.


  • Draft and review 3D computer models and prints for accuracy and manufacturability.
  • Develop, implement and monitor quality assurance standards in cooperation with other departments and personnel.
  • Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ANSI Y14.5) techniques.
  • Develop test plans, conduct product testing, and create detailed test reports.
  • Write technical product descriptions, procedures, and specifications in collaboration with Product Development Team.
  • Create and maintain standards for technical drawings, internal specifications, and related engineering documentation.
  • Investigate and solve product-related problems.
  • Apply constant effort to bring about a “design to process/design to simplicity” (design to cost) concept.
  • Work with procurement personnel to select manufacturing technologies and vendors.
  • Complete other tasks assigned by the Firearms Technology Manager.
  • Complete all required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Timely and regular attendance is required to ensure work flow is not interrupted.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Kansas City  
Open Date 10/9/2020  
Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field or equivalent experience in place of a degree.


Required Experience & Skills

  • 3+ years of 3D CAD modeling and design experience, preferably in small arms design and product development.
  • Must have ability to disassemble and reassemble firearms and diagnose mechanical problems.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of common manufacturing, machining, finishing, and assembly methods.
  • Must be extremely accurate and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be proficient spoken and written English.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills including Microsoft Office products suite.
  • Ability to use email and phone extensions.
  • Must have the ability to multi task, effectively manage time and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Must be punctual, meticulous and reliable.


Preferred Experience & Skills

  • PTC Creo parametric and direct modeling software.
  • Working knowledge with CNC multi-axis equipment.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


Travel Requirements

  • None


Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Ability to legally possess firearms under applicable laws.
  • Must know basic firearms safety.
  • Ability to pass criminal background test and drug test
  • Ability to work overtime when required.



The following are the physical requirements of this position, which all workers filling the position must be able to do or withstand each day:

  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Vision: Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes. Ability to see color.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • The worker is subject to temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat and exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, or gases.
  • The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical requirements and essential job functions.

The essential job functions listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific state

Position Design Engineer  
EOE Statement CZ-USA is an equal employment opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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