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Chemical Compliance Manager I 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company
At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.

We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our values:
• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation
By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom-lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us
Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional develop opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

The purpose of the position is to ensure compliance with DOT and other shipping logistics regulations, especially in regard to hazardous items, supporting all Brownells companies. This position is responsible for ensuring products that may require special labeling meet those requirements and all documentation related to hazardous and controlled materials is available and current.


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies all compliance requirements for applicable products to include new symbols, hazard statements and warnings in compliance with the requirements of the appropriate regulatory authority.
  • Works with other members of the Compliance Team to create and maintain processes to ensure regulatory compliance in shipping, consumer product labeling, product handling, etc.
  • Responsible for accuracy and currency of SDS database.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate responses to chemical related internal and external customer inquiries and requests.
  • Tracks and records all activities related to supplier and customer communications until all issues are resolved.
  • Researches and remains up to date on domestic and international compliance issues and regulations to ensure Brownells is a leader in the marketplace.
  • Assists the Chemical Compliance Team in the establishment and performance of team objectives.
  • Works as a trainer to develop, deploy and track appropriate compliance training.
  • Acts as regulatory SME in cross-functional teams, new product, supplier partnerships, merchandising, etc.
  • Partners with suppliers to ensure accurate chemical product data.
  • Responsible for excellent customer service when responding to requests for SDS or obtaining SDS information from suppliers.
  • Keeps current in chemical regulatory compliance, maintaining any necessary certification(s).
  • Ensures the maintenance of SDS database.
  • Maintains hard copies of SDS as back-up.
  • Provides necessary reports on the status of Brownells, Inc. compliance responsibilities and commitments.


What You Will Need

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience or equivalent education
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership position or equivalent education


Knowledge & Skills

  • General knowledge of OSHA, DOT, IATA, IMDG
  • Process Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Prioritizing Projects
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Collaboration skills


Leadership Competencies

  • Customer Focus (L2)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L3)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L3)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L3)
  • Drive for Results (L3)
  • External Analysis (L3)
  • Policy Compliance and Development (L2)


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.


Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics
  • Chemicals


Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Range Complex.


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Position Requirements  
EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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