October 1st, 2008

Important Gun Industry Jobs Offered

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) lists current firearms-related job offerings in its Industry Career Connection webpage. There are a number of interesting positions offered currently by major players in the gun industry.

1. Hornady Manufacturing (Grand Island, NE)
Hornady is seeking a skilled Product Engineer to work on bullets and ammunition. Salary is listed as “negotiable”.
Job Description: This position will be responsible for design of products and the associated tooling, manufacturing processes and quality testing for the product. Must possess strong demonstrated project management skills and be proficient in CAD. Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics or 10 years experience in the Ammunition or Bullet industry. Some traveling to trade shows will be required.
Contact: Carolyn Weidner, HR Adminstrator, (308) 382-1390.

2. MidwayUSA (Columbia, MO)
MidwayUSA seeks a Gunsmithing Technical Services Specialist. The listed salary is $30-45K per annum.
Job Description: Responsible for providing technical information specifically for our Gunsmithing product line. This position will be responsible for writing technical product descriptions for both our website and catalog production, managing customer comments from our website and staying up to date with the latest product information. The ideal candidate will have excellent reloading experience and be versed on the best products and methods in regards to reloading, optics and ammunition in today’s market.
Other Positions: MidwayUSA also has web-related job openings for Web Marketing Manager ($60-100K), Graphic Designer ($30-$55K), and SEO Analyst (Search Engine Optimization).
Contact: For more information on all these positions, contact Jake Dablemont in Human Resources, (573) 447-5135.

3. Remington Arms Company Inc. (Madison, NC)
Remington is looking for a new Brand Manager for the Marlin Firearms line of guns. (Remington acquired Marlin in January, 2008). Salary is not specified, but this should be a six-figure position, based on comparable jobs in the industry.
Job Description: Position is responsible for managing core product categories to insure products are positioned competitively in the marketplace and are appropriately configured and featured to compete in current market conditions. Job involves updating existing products as well as introducing new products into the market, positioning these products and monitoring product life cycles. Brand Manager has key responsibility for the profitability of the product line — this requires understanding target market and keeping the product line competitive on both price and features. Candidate must develop and produce Strategic Planning documents.
Contact: Angela Holden, HR Recruiter, (336) 548-8602.

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