Mechanical Engineer with strong background in Firearms Manufacturing


  • Application of engineering principles for the design and development of new parts and products, as well as improvement and or modification of existing parts and products• Application of engineering principles for the design and development of new parts and products, as well as improvement and or modification of existing parts and products
  • Performance of R&D activities for concept exploration and to identify feasibility of new products, and further determine whether those products fit within the capabilities and competencies of the company
  • Create, or assist in the creation of, specification documents for parts, products, or systems
  • Execution of Design and Development projects in accordance with Dillon Aero ISO quality procedure
  • Establish and carry out Verification and Validation plans, activities, and/or test activities to ensure design success and suitability
  • Coordinate, carry out, and/or participate in design review activities
  • Prepare and complete documentation of reports and summaries for test activities, verification and validation activities, design reviews and other critical Design and Development events as they are carried out
  • Creation of complete and thorough technical data packages of parts and assemblies to include: Engineering/Manufacturing Drawings, Bill of Material documentation, documentation of manufacturing and assembly processes, and/or work instructions
  • Coordinate and track the production of prototype parts/assemblies for testing, evaluation, and first article inspection activities
  • Assess and survey of equipment and various platforms in the field to determine project feasibility
  • Assess and review of externally supplied technical data in the determination of project feasibility
  • Participation in, and support of system integration activities and exercises in the field
  • Interface with other departments (internal), as well as customers and vendors (external) to provide information for technical requests or questions
  • Participate in the resolutions/dispositions, root-cause analyses and corrective actions of Quality issues that are technical in nature, including but not limited to
    • Non-conforming product
    • Customer complaint/mechanical defect
    • Supplier/vendor issue
    • Production deficiencie
    • Investigation of other product deficiencies, abnormalities and/or failures
  • Participate in origination, review, and approval activities of Engineering Change Requests [ECR’s]
  • Interface with Quality/Receiving Inspection personnel to help determine and establish critical inspection criteria for incoming parts and assemblies
  • Interface with Programs Department personnel to assist in development of project/program schedules, resource allocation, general project/program tracking, task tracking, and management of technical deliverables.
  • Interface with contracting personnel to assist and/or participate in the following:
  • Technical review of internal and external contracts
  • Development of project scopes, specifications and statements of work
  • Monitoring and ensuring fulfillment of contract obligations which pertain to engineering activities
  • Interface with Marketing and Business Development personnel to review marketing and advertising materials and proposals for technical accuracy and/or feasibility
  • Review of prepared quotations to ensure correct compilation and configuration of line items based on customer needs or intent
  • Handling, transfer, and management of technical data/information in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and ITAR regulations, as well as in accordance with all Dillon Aero company policy regarding both customer-based and internal sensitive/confidential information



  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Must not be: prohibited from handling or working in proximity to firearms based on laws and regulations outlined and enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (BTAFE), or outlined in the Gun Control Act (GCA 1968), or outlined in the National Firearms Act (NFA 1934), or a “prohibited possessor” as outlined by Arizona State Statute (ARS 13-3101)
  • Must be comfortable working around firearms
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrable understanding of fundamental Mechanical Engineering concepts
  • 2+ years of experience as an engineer in a related field/industry
  • Experience and proficiency with common hand tools
  • Demonstrable proficiency, and 1+ years of experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD software
  • Demonstrable proficiency in verbal and written English communication



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience as an engineer in military and defense related industry or fields
  • Demonstrable proficiency, and 5+ years of experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD software
  • Demonstrable proficiency and experience with SolidWorks EPDM (product data management) software
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Software: Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Familiarity with, and ability to read, understand, and create engineering/mechanical drawings in accordance with ANSI Y-14 Drafting Standards
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standards and Practices
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, and materials science
  • Working knowledge and understanding of machine design principles, kinematics, statics, dynamics, and finite element analysis
  • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Standards: FAR Part 27 and Part 29
  • Familiarity with Mil Std. 810F-G Environmental Test Standards
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of firearm mechanics
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and within a team environment



  • Mostly in office environment (typical 80% sitting, 20% standing or otherwise mobile)
  • Occasional visits to field sites where there is potential exposure to adverse outside weather (conditions such as wet and/or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments)
  • Occasional overnight/interstate travel within CONUS
  • Occasional/rare travel outside CONUS
  • Some weekend and overtime work may be required



  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time, walking hearing, seeing, use of hands and arms and the use of legs for lifting
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Fieldwork may require use of protective equipment to include, hearing protection, work boots, safety glasses, hard hats, ballistic vests and/or armor.



  • ITAR [International Traffic in Arms Regulation]
  • M134-D Familiarization Operation and Maintenance Trainin