Nightforce Optics, Inc.
  • 10-Aug-2017 to 04-Sep-2017 (PST)
  • R&D
  • Orofino, ID, USA
  • Competitive, DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits included, provided by the company

Nightforce Optics is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics products, including riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories. Known for its rugged products designed for use in punishing conditions, Nightforce is the industry benchmark for high-quality, high-performance products. Nightforce Optics, Inc., was established in 1992 with one goal in mind: to build the finest riflescopes on the market. The same qualities that have made Nightforce the choice of professionals have now created a dedicated following among hunters and serious shooters. 

Note: All job offers are contingent on passing pre-employment requirements, including a drug screen and criminal background check.


The Product Support Engineer is responsible for the provision of engineering assistance and improvement of the current range of products and manufacturing processes. The Product Support Engineer works closely with Production, the Machine Shop, and Research & Development and is responsible for dealing with technical issues. The Product Support Engineer is the liaison between departments.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline
  • Five years documentable experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Sound literacy in 3D CAD (ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solid Works) & Microsoft packages
  • GD&T experience
  • CNC machining and threading experience
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge and skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload effectively and manage a project from start to finish
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, team oriented and able to work autonomously  

Core Accountabilities

  • Evaluate bottlenecks and find/implement process improvements.
  • Develop concepts and/or design fixtures or tooling concurrent with product design.
  • Identify optimum manufacturing techniques.
  • Update 2D print data into 3D environment capturing all necessary manufacturing details.
  • Act as liaison between assembly and machine shop/vendors assuring product details and processes are captured. Work with all departments and follow an engineering change order process.
  • Assist QA with troubleshooting and documenting of production line problems.
  • Assist/develop inspection processes.
  • Provide technical documents outlining assembly/standard operating procedures.
  • Serve as technical correspondent to materials making sure blueprint details are successfully communicated to vendors.
  • Prepare product improvement  briefs and liaise with R&D Engineers  and Machine Shop Manager to meet product improvement objectives
  • Ensure vendors comply with specs and are approved prior to manufacturing according to organizational guidelines
  • Work with Machine Shop in regards to production support
  • Ensure changes follow the ECO process and are documented appropriately
  • Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs
  • Recommend design modification to eliminate quality issues
  • Prepare information for quotes for new product and product parts

Nightforce Optics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.

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HSEC Awareness/Accountability (Health, Safety, Environment, and Community)

  • Managing and taking action to improve conditions that affect employee safety, health, the environment, and community; enforcing regulations/procedures; encouraging others to follow procedures by example; implementing appropriate and timely resources to ensure comprehensive HSEC systems in place to achieve organizational goals.

Organizational Alignment

  • Taking action to optimize personal contribution to the business; looking for opportunities to contribute to improved profit and growth; recognizing business opportunities or threats early; broad understanding of commercial issues; establishing networks to draw on for support

Operational Decision Making

  • Committing to an action related to operational (day to day) effectiveness after developing and considering alternative courses of action that are derived from logical assumptions, factual information, resource constraints and organizational values.

Teamwork (Cooperation)

  • Active participation in, and facilitation of, team effectiveness; taking actions that demonstrate consideration for the feelings and needs of others; being aware the effect one's behavior has on others.


  • Working effectively with others in the organization outside the line of formal authority (such as peers in other units or senior management) to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems.


  • Expressing ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing; adjusting language or terminology to the characteristics and needs of the audience; producing organized, well-structured, grammatically correct documents with the language and terminology adjusted for the recipient(s)

Individual Leadership (Influence)

  • Continuously seeking (or encouraging others to seek) opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing organizational problems and opportunities; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individuals and teams towards goal achievement; establishing and accomplishing significant personal and team goals.

Work Standards

  • Setting high goals or standards of performance for self, subordinates, others, and the organization; being dissatisfied with average performance; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed by others.

Performance under Pressure

  • Performing consistently under pressure and/or opposition and still meets time, budget and output targets, maintains standards, manages stress and delegates effectively.

Technical Knowledge

  • Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills/knowledge in job-related areas; keeping abreast of current developments and trends in areas of expertise.

Technical Proficiency

  • Having achieved a satisfactory level of performance in specific technical/professional area
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Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on EEO, please see the federal government poster EEO is the Law, and the EEO is the Law Supplement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law. All job offers are subject to successfully completing pre-employment requirements including a drug screen and criminal background check.

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