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Research and Development Machinist 

Category Engineering  
Open Date 7/8/2019  
Position RND Machinist  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong engineering and problem-solving skills in a precision machining environment with working knowledge of 5S
  • Reliable/Dependable/Team Player
  • Positive customer focused attitude
  • Enjoys fast pace and rapidly changing environment
  • Professional demeanor and respectful to people in all situations
  • Flexible and willing to help others as needs and tasks change often
  • Self-Starter/Self-Motivated/Flexible with the ability to work overtime and/or weekends to meet business needs
  • Mechanically inclined/Good hand-eye coordination
  • Intermediate math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • Must have general computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and willingness to professionally interface with engineers during the fabrication process
  • Ability to work with loosely defined designs and fast changing requirements from written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to apply common sense and utilize critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in reading and understanding dimensioning, tolerancing, shop math, geometry, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and the use of precision measuring instruments
  • Must be able to read, understand and interpret electronic drawings, electronic models, mechanical drawings, and assembly drawings
  • Proficient in bench work including drilling, tapping, filing, assembly, and inspection of components for form, fit and function
  • Strong problem-solving skills, thinking outside of the box, creativity, analytical thinking, and positive interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to work with little guidance to meet objectives
  • Safety and quality awareness and compliance are required
  • Meticulous attention to details, accuracy, completeness and aesthetics of final product

Qualifications, Experience, and Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Two-year machine tool technician course preferred
  • 5+ years' experience in CNC machining
  • 3 years of MasterCAM X9 or higher experience preferred
  • Solidworks or other solid modeling experience preferred (i.e. PRO-E, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA)
  • Strong experience with 3, and 4 axis CNC milling required
  • Excellent blue print reading and GD&T skills.
  • Experience with 4th axis programming
  • Experience with aluminum cutting preferred
  • Background in machining of precision small parts preferred
  • Experience setting up Haas and Fanuc controllers

FeraDyne Outdoors is a Drug Free Workplace and we require applicants to pass a drug test prior to hire.


FeraDyne Outdoors is looking for an experienced RND Machinist to add to our engineering department.

The RND Machinist is responsible for layout, machining and fabricating quality prototypes using manual and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines, sheet metal equipment, 3D printers, and a wide variety of hand and power tools.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • MasterCAM programming and technical support for 3, 4 axis CNC mills
  • Machine set-up and operation of complex and quick turn prototype and production parts
  • Estimating CAM and Machine routing times
  • Training and technical lead for less experienced
  • Interpret engineering models, drawings or sketches to fabricate parts and assembly hardware in support of R&D programs.
  • Provide innovative input, as appropriate, to engineering staff to help meet overall program goals
  • Set up, adjust and operate machine tools including, but not limited to, manual and CNC mill, manual lathe, various saws, and drill press.
  • Use all applicable precision measuring tools including micrometers, calipers, verniers, height and depth gages, gage pins and blocks, etc.
  • Review work requested and determine best methods and sequences of operations to fabricate parts efficiently and cost effectively
  • Maintain and operate all machine tools in a proper and safe manner
  • Keep machines, tools and equipment clean and well maintained.
About the Organization FeraDyne® Outdoors LLC, is the manufacturer of the leading brands: Rage® broadheads, Muzzy® broadheads, Muzzy® Bowfishing, Carbon Express® arrows and accessories, Carbon Express® crossbows, Nockturnal® lighted nocks, Tru-Fire® releases, Block® targets, Glen Del® targets, Shooter™ targets, Black Hole™ targets, Hurricane™ bag targets, IQ® Bowsights, Sure-Loc® Archery Products, S4Gear™, Gorilla Gear, Eastman Outdoors®, Apple Archery®, Rocky Mountain Archery and Wac'Em Archery. As an industry leader in design, engineering, technology, manufacturing and marketing FeraDyne's mission is to 'Create the best archery products that provide the 'EDGE' in performance desired by hunters for optimal success in the field.' Headquartered at 101 Main Street, Superior, WI, FeraDyne Outdoors employees approximately 300 people in multiple locations.  
EOE Statement FeraDyne Outdoors is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  

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