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Mechanical Design Engineer for Franklin Armory®

National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. • Minden, NV
2 months ago

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Job Saved Save Job Mechanical Design Engineer for Franklin Armory® Franklin Armory® Details Posted: 24-Aug-21

Location: Minden, Nevada

Type: Full Time

Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree


Engineering Franklin Armory® is known for innovating new technologies and deploying them successfully in the marketplace. Due to our significant corporate investment in R&D, we are looking to expand our engineering roster once again. At this time, we are looking for a full-time Mechanical Design Engineer. We simply need more hands-on deck to process the extensive number of projects that we have in the pipeline!

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be tasked with designing and testing new components or systems applicable to the firearms industry. This full-time, permanent position is at our Minden, NV facility.

“If you do what you love, you will never ‘work’ another day.”

- Marc Anthony


  • Bachelor of Science Degree within the engineering field preferred
  • Must be mechanically inclined with a hands-on approach
  • Please bring a self-starter inclination with a solid work ethic
  • Prior experience with Siemens NX preferred (or an aptitude to adapt quickly!)
  • Must know ANSI/ASME drafting standards
  • Must have a working knowledge of common hand tools and measurement tools
  • Must be legally able to work directly with firearms. (E.g. no precluding convictions)
  • Must be DRUG-FREE!


  • Experience with finite element analysis, particularly with NX, Ansys, or Adams
  • Experience with manual and/or CNC machining
  • Vendor communications/relations
  • Customer communications/relations (E.g. work with sales, marketing, and other executive staff)
  • Electrical background interest & aptitude
  • 3D printing experience
  • Material science experience & knowledge


  • Employee may be required to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Job includes moderate walking, standing, heavy lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Work outside and inside, around moving objects, and with machinery


  • Maintain the highest level of safety and cleanliness in and around the production and assembly areas
  • Perform visual and mechanical checks to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Communicate and collaborate with the engineering team and production staff regarding potential issues that could affect product quality and safety including equipment and product issues
  • Accurately and methodically maintain testing and evaluation records
  • Must be present in regular attendance and have a flexible work schedule
  • Ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, and company policy
  • Test fire experimental firearms and components in the shop and at outdoor locations even in poor weather conditions
  • Regularly assemble firearms and componentry for testing and evaluation
  • Must be willing to learn new skills through on-the-job and off-site training

About Franklin Armory® Franklin Armory® is a growing company with multiple facilities in Northern Nevada. We focus on asymmetrical approaches to the firearms marketplace. We are known for our innovative compliance products that fit various jurisdictional requirements, as well as our ability to create completely new designs and product segments.The imagination of our personnel is what drives our success. We are always looking for new employees that are not confined by the paradigms of today.