Ballistics Lab Technician

General Summary: The successful candidate will be an experienced reloader, have working knowledge of firearms and the hunting/shooting industry, and have a basic understanding of ballistics theory. The individual should be task oriented, detailed, focused, and have the ability to work with little supervision. Work experience or education of a scientific or technical nature is a definite asset. Basic computer and light typing skills are required. This position will include some swing and weekend shifts.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions)

Handload and function/accuracy test Barnes bullets

Perform basic ammunition tests

Develop load data

Assist with R&D projects

Record and summarize test data

Mix and calibrate ballistic gelatin

Firearms maintenance

Lab cleanup and maintenance

Shift work may be required on an as needed or permanent basis

Must be willing and able to work overtime when necessary

Qualifications, Educational Skills and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or equivalent

Working knowledge of firearms, reloading, bullets, ammunition and their various end-use applications is helpful, but not required

Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and regulations

Ability to record data and write reports legibly and correctly

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and managers

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts (e.g. multiply, divide, add, subtract) and fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Email, MS Word and Excel helpful

Highly organized and able to follow procedures

Self-starter, able to communicate and work independently and effectively within cross-functional teams

Sound analytical skills and acute attention to details, adept at creative thinking and problem solving

Passionate about the business opportunity and strong interpersonal communication skills

Personal tool requirements: 0-1” micrometer (.001 increments) and 0-8” caliper (.001 increments) (Employee is required to keep these tools calibrated and in good working order.)

Ability to speak, read and write in the English language sufficient enough to perform the following:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb stairs, stand while working through a 10-hour shift, and must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.

Good visual skills to determine bullet defect and flaws

Good hygiene and grooming habits, long hair must be pulled back, no loose clothing or exposed midriff’s, closed toed shoes required.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather and underground contained conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but is often loud in specified areas. Hearing protection is required and will be supplied for the employee.

Eye protection is required and will be supplied for the employee.

Flame resistant clothing is required and will be supplied for the employee.

Safety Shoes meeting OSHA/ANSI Z-41 specifications are required for anyone working in the production department. Anyone working on the ammunition loading equipment or working in the Ballistic Lab are also required to have electrostatic dissipative (ESD) shoes. An annual safety shoe subsidy will be provided for the employee.

Compensation:
Starting Salary: $14 - $15 per hour depending on experience
Vacation
Health, Dental, & Vision benefits available
Employer matches 100% / 3% on 401(k) plan
Employer paid Life Insurance
Employee discounts on Barnes products and services


Applications need to be sent to hr@barnesbullets.com or faxed to 435-856-1040. Resumes may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted without an application. Please send all correspondence to: Attn: Human Resources; with the job name. No Phone Calls Please.

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