Weatherby, Inc.
  • Sheridan, WY, USA
  • Full Time

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Responsible for ensuring firearms being worked on are functioning safely. Inspects and determines if firearms have any mechanical issues. Repairs or adjusts firearm to make certain it is safe to use/shoot.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Warranty repair of firearms and restoration to factory specifications including:
    • Diagnosis of problems with Weatherby rifles and shotguns
    • Repair, replacement and fitting of small parts
    • Repair or replacement of various types of stocks and fore ends
    • Barrel replacement to include head spacing and chambering
    • Refinishing firearms to a high gloss finish
    • Black oxide coating of firearms
    • Test firing rifles and shotguns for function and accuracy
    • Ensure firearms are repaired properly and returned to factory specifications
  • Custom modifications to rifles including:
  • Fitting, chambering and head spacing custom barrels
  • Fitting and installing custom sights and barrel band swivel studs
  • Fitting and installing custom stocks
  • Refinishing customer firearms to original factory specifications
  • Damascening bolts and followers and checkering bolt knobs
  • Installation of muzzle brakes
  • Installation of customers' scopes
  • Test firing rifles for accuracy after custom work
  • General gunsmithing including:
    • Preparation of firearms for shows and demonstrations
    • Accuracy testing (including mounting scopes)
    • Cleanup and repair of firearms returning from shows and demonstrations
    • Answer technical questions from service department representatives
  • With Service Representatives, diagnose customer problems
    • Using a computer reporting system, keep customer service and customer updated
  • With Shop Scheduler, complete custom work
    • Complete required work order documentation.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education & Experience

  • Gunsmithing certification/degree or equivalent from accredited 2-year college, technical school; or a minimum of 5 years direct Weatherby manufacturing experience. Years of experience may be waived with executive approval. 

 Competencies 

  • Communication Proficiency
    • Excellent English language written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Technical Capacity
    • Understand the operation and functioning of rifles and shotguns and the interaction of their various parts
    • Ability to use common hand tools including files, chisels, hones, stock scrapers and taps
    • Ability to use machine tools including drill press, mill, sander and buffer
    • Ability to use a standard lathe to perform turning, facing, boring, reaming operations, and cutting threads
    • Ability to polish firearms to a high gloss finish
    • Knowledge of black oxide coating
    • Knowledge of soldering and welding
    • General computer skills
    • Ability to read blueprints and interpret dimensions with tolerances
    • Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Time Management
  • Thoroughness

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES and MEASURES

  • Ensure that assigned orders are finished according to schedule and maintain the quality standards listed in the Weatherby 10 Inspection and Test Quality Requirements.
  • Meet objective goals assigned during performance coaching.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to acknowledge:

  • Working expectations: ability to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will be subject to prolonged standing.  The employee must be able to manipulate and assemble small parts.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Weight requirement: The employee must frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds, and push/pull up to 70 pounds.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

While performing the duties of this job this position will be exposed to the manufacturing environment and be to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The noise level in this work environment can be loud.

Weatherby, Inc.
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