SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER’s workforce is located across eight locations in the United States. The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.
The Design Engineer is responsible for developing new firearms and/or accessories as well as initiating legacy product improvements. Responsibilities also include exercising sound engineering judgment, presenting analysis summaries that support design decisions, and coaching R&D staff. This senior position in the R&D department is generally intended for mechanical engineers with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and significant relevant work experience. The Design Engineer works both independently and in a team environment with Designers, Design Engineers, Project Managers, and Test Technicians. A Design Engineer frequently initiates collaboration with other departments including product management and operations.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
*Actively contribute to and provide technical leadership in the development of innovative firearm and/or accessory products which meet product requirements and cost targets.
*Generate and check drawings, ensuring a functional dimensioning scheme, appropriate GD&T, and ASME Y14.5 compliance.
*Determine required tolerance stack analyses for product designs and ensure final design results showing acceptability are documented.
*Responsible for QAP identification with consideration for tolerance stack contributions and Quality Function/FMECA characteristics.
*Proactively and independently complete complex, accurate analyses using two or more of the following tools: FEA, Motion, CFD, heat transfer, or other software.
*Review analyses completed by other engineers for accuracy and provide guidance for identified concerns.
*Process all levels of change orders through the PLM system.
*Responsible for the accuracy of assemblies and BOMs.
*Responsible for ensuring test plans to evaluate new or modified products are logical and thorough.
*Coordinate Test Technician activity assisting as necessary.
*Review test data and ensure hypotheses, conclusions, and next steps are valid.
*Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of test reports.
*Responsible for DFM of complete products, coordinating activities with manufacturing engineers and vendors.
*Track product cost rolls against targets and implements design changes as necessary to meet plans.
*Evaluate part inspection data and determine the acceptability of non-conformances, providing feedback to suppliers.
*Develop and manage Intellectual Property through patent searches, patent applications, and trade studies.
*Provide technical assistance to other departments within SIG SAUER as needed.
*Consistently follow safe firearm handling practices.
*Follow all range safety procedures when in any of the range areas.
*Lead the continuous improvement of technical information, analytical methods, design practices, and other R&D activities.
*Lead and sustain 5S activities.
*Must follow all required Safety and ISO procedures.
*Must be able to travel infrequently.
*Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the firearm/outdoor industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees.
The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team. See what you can do when you aim higher. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to sigsauer.com.
1,500 to 1,999 employees