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Chief Manufacturing Engineer Full-time

at Ruger in New Hampshire (Published at 07-02-2019)

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 40 product lines, from the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14®, to the new and exciting PC Carbine?, Security-9®, EC9s®, Ruger Precision® Rimfire, LCP® II, Mark IV?, Ruger American Pistol® and Ruger Precision® Rifle. Our awarding-winning products (the Ruger® Scout Rifle, LCR® and LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

Chief Manufacturing Engineer

This staff level position will have direct and indirect supervisory responsibilities of all Manufacturing Engineers within the division. This candidate must possess a working knowledge of process development, lean manufacturing techniques and a strong background in metal removal. This engineer will be asked to mentor Manufacturing Engineers as well as Design Engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and guide Manufacturing Engineers through all phases of process development.
  • Develop and implement engineering standards and practices; often on a cross-divisional team basis.
  • Ability to critically review fixture and gage designs and manage risks associated.
  • Work closely with Product Design, Sales, and Project Management on product requirements and development of cost models.
  • Lead and develop the Manufacturing Engineering team to sustain company initiatives.
  • Promote adherence to good Manufacturing Engineering practices.
  • Maintain all standard operating procedures for all aspects of the Manufacturing Engineering team.
  • Represent the facility speaking technically on a variety of subjects.
  • Mentor and coach team members for continual growth of their individual engineering and leadership skills; promote and approve professional development activities for staff.
  • Demonstrate integrity and always adhere to the company?s code of conduct and business ethics standards.
  • Regularly review all project and company metrics including, but not limited to, profit and loss statements, key performance indicators, project and company financial reports.
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the company, as needed to implement companywide improvements and initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor?s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years? experience with CNC machining and product assembly; must have experience leading engineers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams on priority projects utilizing ?Design for Manufacturability / Assembly?.
  • Proven ability to lead the engineering process from concept through completion.
  • Self-starter who is well-organized, detail-oriented, creative and possesses excellent problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency with written and oral communication; Need to effectively present technical documents with an ability to explain technical concepts with depth that is tailored to the expected audience.
  • Strong time management skills; Must be able to handle multiple projects and important issues at one time.
  • Proven ability to maintain and manage a dynamically changing schedule and balance overall workloads; prior experience with developing and maintaining a core vendor network to supplement in-house technical staff as needed.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Manufacturing Engineering: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Other types of insurance
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts

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