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Vista Outdoor Manufacturing Engineer I-Blackhawk Tactical in Manhattan, Montana

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Position: Manufacturing Engineering Technician I

Our Manhattan, Montana facility is seeking a Manufacturing Engineering I to add to our team. The Manufacturing Engineering I is responsible for Developing new methods, tooling, and machine designs while resolving processing issues/problems. The manufacturing engineer heavily engages in the design, manufacture, automation, and quality assurance of injection molded components and assemblies for the consumer outdoor marketplace while driving efficiency and safety improvements in the factory.

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to

  • Perform major equipment and project management assignments including: capital expenditure justification, equipment/process design, source, and implementation as well as project spending, project execution timing, and resource management.

  • Deelop improvements to tooling and processes for the manufacture of existing products by changing specifications and supervising tests concerning product improvement.

  • Identifies and implements cost reduction opportunities such as improved material utilization, increased machine/process efficiency, reduced cost of poor quality, etc.

  • Reviews tools and machine part drawings for the necessity of revision on tolerances, surface finishes, dimensions, material selection, etc., and initiates Engineering Change Orders.

  • Investigates and troubleshoots production difficulties and takes corrective measures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or related field

  • 1 year experience in a manufacturing\engineering environment (preferred)

  • Excellent mathematical, problem solving, written and verbal communications skills

  • Thorough understanding and broad application of technical standards, principles, theories.

  • Ability to perform at a high level with minimal supervision and direction

  • Experience in the design, development, and management of components and assemblies

  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and CAD

Additional Desirable

  • Experience in the design, Installation, and maintenance of automated\robotic systems

  • Experience with hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic systems

  • Knowledge and understanding of injection molding processes, tools, and techniques.

  • Well-rounded knowledge of materials, technologies, and manufacturing techniques.

  • Hands on experience with Six Sigma tools and lean manufacturing concepts

  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment

  • Understanding of machine shop technology, tools, and equipment

  • Experience coordinating with multi-functional teams

  • Experience using Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs

  • Ability to apply sensor and machine vision technologies for the manufacturing environment

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.