Horizon Firearms: Manufacturing Engineer

Kaspar Companies | College Station, TX, United States

Posted Date 11/18/2021

Primary Function:

The Manufacturing Engineer position is responsible for creating more effective ways to improve manufacturing capabilities and capacity.


Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Assist manufacturing in increasing FTE by reducing touch time, integrating automation, implementing quality at the source, and developing standard operating procedures
  • Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in the process.
  • Utilize metal fabrication, welding, and other expertise to implement mistake proofing control methods to increase quality, productivity and reduce costs of manufacturing
  • Work closely with design engineering to ensure new products are designed for manufacturability
  • Create SOPs for all critical equipment along with manufacturing processes
  • Implement safety opportunities on machinery and equipment.
  • Support equipment acquisition, installation, and maintenance by coordinating with internal maintenance and external vendors
  • Participate in GEMBA walks and kaizen events
  • Identify waste in production cells that can be improved upon to meet required TAKT time.
  • All other duties assigned by management



  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken formats
  • Experience implementing lean work cells in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to optimize fabrication equipment, tool design experience
  • Experience with turret punch presses, press brakes, tube bender, laser cutting, and welding automation a plus.
  • Must have superb problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize both daily issues and strategic projects
  • Must have high aptitude for mechanics
  • Ability to work closely with department supervision and production workers



  • BS in Engineering (industrial or mechanical preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role
  • Lean Trained – certification a plus
  • Metal working industry experience
  • Experience in SolidWorks and with CAM software such as Master CAM, AP100US, FabriWin, BendPro, ProNest, Steel Solutions
  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, etc...) proficiency required
  • Must possess current and valid driving record with clear history for the past three years
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