SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, remote controlled weapons stations, 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 and is named Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 3,200 employees across twelve locations in three states and is a certified Great Place to Work™. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.
Responsible for all aspects of quality inspection of ammunition components, focusing on Metal metrology measurements, i.e., Hardness, Grain Size, etc., tooling and production processes, using traditional and advanced metrology tools and techniques. Performs a wide variety of routine and non-routine inspections in the production process using pre-determined methods, including visual, dimensional, mechanical, test and functional. Highly knowledgeable and experienced in common metrology; drawing interpretation using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T); inspection planning; and measurement support for problem solving activities. Includes production support; data collection and analysis; troubleshooting and root cause analysis; and workplace organization and safety. Also, will require periodically performing routine and special ballistics testing in fixture firing and commercial firearms.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
*Due to weekend assignment work efficient/effective within the planning and performance of routine and non-routine mechanical inspection using pre-determined methods for product acceptability with minimal supervision.
*Utilize specialized inspection equipment, such as profilometers, hardness testers, optical comparators and vision systems will be primary responsibilities.
Support production via reviewing/explaining of inspection data to assure integrity of the production process and begin the investigation/resolve of discrepancies found during part inspection.
*Using the company operating system to document product discrepancies, generate inquiries, perform movement of material, create job routings and any other function required to perform job duties.
*When required: provide data and analysis to MRB to support resolution of issues, provide initial data to support contact of supplier (internal and external) and notification of customer (internal and external) of resolution.
*Implementation of expedient methods of inspection in order to maintain product flow in accordance with company directives. This includes assistance in the development of fixtures and gauges.
*Using corrective action system and subsequent follow up process to resolve deficiencies found during job function for both Receiving and or In-process Inspection.
*Due to weekend assignment, assuming administrative duties, as necessary, in the absence of supervision in order to comply with company directives.
*Communicate effectively to all supervision regarding problems and corrective action.
*Seek and act upon ways to improve daily work processes to enhance quality and productivity and satisfy customer needs and expectations; look for cost reduction and service improvements; eliminate unnecessary or low priority work; initiate and encourage others to resolve impediments and act on improvement opportunities.
*Other duties as required.
*Perform ammunition testing to ensure compliance with all Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturing Institute (SAAMI) standards for ammunition manufacturing following approved testing protocols for all key performance data including (but not limited to) – Pressure, Velocity, Accuracy, and Prime Sensitivity. Must be able to effectively and safely handle all types of commercial firearms and weapons.
*Participate on problem solving teams for driving to root cause of internal and external quality failures, particularly related to prevention of customer escapes
*Participate in 5S Workplace organizational activities and maintain the area in good working order through sustainment activities, including requests for maintenance assistance when needed.
Education and/or Experience:
*3+ years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Includes proficiency with surface plate layout techniques with traditional measuring devices (eg, indicators, height gages, calipers, micrometers). *Knowledge of metallurgical testing and equipment utilization, i.e., hardness testing, wet saw usage, etc. is a plus.
*Drawing/blueprint reading, including working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
*Basic knowledge of statistics, measurement systems analysis (MSA) and statistical process control, including applications.
*Basic knowledge of structured problem solving and process improvement tools (such as fishbone diagrams, flowcharts, check sheets, histograms, control charts, Pareto charts and scatter diagrams); and plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycles.
*Entry level armorer understanding of company product to facilitate use of judgement in determining product acceptability in subjective situations.
*Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of Sporting Arms and Ammunition *Manufacturing Institute (SAAMI) standards for ammunition specifications and manufacturing requirements including all appropriate testing protocols. Establish and maintain a functional knowledge on the operation and maintenance of all quality inspection equipment used in the ammunition manufacturing process.
*Rudimentary knowledge of components, assemblies, and product form, fit and function.
*Basic MS Word and Excel skills. Knowledge of Oracle ERP systems is a plus.
*Able to lift up to 40 pounds.
*Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required in designated areas.
*ASQ Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) status a big plus.
SIG SAUER, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
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