Job Location: Chandler, AZ

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will work with a multi-discipline team to design hardware products for firearms simulation training. The products are generally used in the law enforcement and military communities. Products designs will include systems integration of commercial off-the-shelf hardware, recoil kits and magazines for semi-automatic and fully-automatic firearms. Additional design work to support manufacturing and testing such as test fixtures, machining fixtures. Project responsibilities will generally require handling from initial concept to pilot production, including prototyping and verification/validation testing.


Essential Duties:

  • Quickly and accurately, create SolidWorks models and drawings from supplied reference examples. Attention to detail combined with efficiency and speed is critical.
  • Design complex, high reliability, high acceleration mechanisms.
  • Analyze static and dynamic behavior of parts and/or assemblies using finite element methods to include; metals, plastics and non-linear materials.
  • Write technical documents in English at an advanced engineering level.
  • Participates in the hands-on assembly or prototyping of engineering concepts and/or Alpha build products.
  • Investigates and solves problems that affect scrap, warranty/reliability and product cost for new and/or existing products.
  • Quickly and accurately perform Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s).
  • Hands on investigation and troubleshooting of manufacturing issues.
  • This position assumes and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Comply with department ISO 9001 processes and company quality policy
  • Manage and log time worked daily by project code
  • Provide miscellaneous support to other departments, as needed.

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ mechanical engineering experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with Solidworks.
  • Ability to lead and/or mentor junior engineers.
  • Ability to analyze static and dynamic behavior of parts and/or assemblies using finite element methods to include; metals, plastics and non-linear materials. Preferably using Solidworks Simulation Premium.
  • Exceptional capability in understanding and designing complex, high reliability, high acceleration mechanisms.
  • Expert in creating clear, concise, component/assembly drawings to established ANSI Y14.5 standards.
  • Expert in GD&T interpretation and application to component drawings and inspection.
  • Expert in tolerance analysis using RSS, Six Sigma, Monte Carlo

Qualifications We Value:

  • Exceptional mechanical, analytical and technical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor or team player.
  • Solid understanding of integrating PCB electronics within products.
  • Experience with or knowledge of firearms and firearm safety preferred.
  • Skilled knowledge of “Design of Experiments” techniques.
  • Skilled knowledge of “Failure Mode and Effects” analysis.
  • Ability to analyze a wide range of product data in the determination of root causes to problems.
  • Ability to develop product test qualification criteria and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Control/Assurance principles.
  • Investigate product failures and perform reliability testing so that design enhancements can be communicated to the mechanical design team​.
  • Analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Detailed understanding of component inspection processes such as CMM, CT/X-Ray, Laser scanning, hand tools.
  • Detailed understanding of material testing such as; hardness/micro-hardness, surface finish, plating/coating thicknesses, FTIR, wet bench.
  • Expert understanding of jigs, fixtures, tooling and materials.
  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing processes, to include CNC machining, injection molding, welding, sheet metal.
  • Advanced proficiency with Solidworks software, 10 yrs. continuous use preferred.
  • Exceptional technical writing skills as relates to the creation of manufacturing work instructions, process documents and instructional manuals.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  Frequently the employee will be required to stand; walk; sit and use hands or fingers, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 to 30lbs.  Working with basic hand and machine tools as well as small parts which require visual acuity and hand/eye coordination.  Requires ability to work on items repetitively.

Additional Requirements:

  • Full time position consisting of 40+ hours per week; normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm.  This position may require overtime and/or weekend work due to production, rework or customer deadlines.
  • Pre-employment drug test and background check required.


Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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