Job Description

PBE - Research and Development Engineer

Department: R&D Overhead

Job Description


To assist in all facets of development of ballistic packages and/or components including tracking and analyses of raw materials, finished products, and independent testing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Statistical and numerical analysis, root cause analysis, risk analysis, and financial analysis. Assist Range Technicians in the optimization of range operations and processes. Design tools, fixtures, and or machines to aid in the experimental process, and maintain/repair range equipment and firearms. Perform research on new models, methodologies, and analyses to better aid in product development and analyses. Ensures facilities, personnel, and ballistic experiments are adhering to applicable standards. Capable of performing and/or creating experiment(s) required to perform ballistic testing.
      Must work well under pressure, organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines. Must be flexible, handling changes in work requirements productively, and perform other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform multiple projects simultaneously, efficiently, and communicate progress to his/her superiors. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of on-going projects. Interact with material suppliers to obtain sample materials and material specification Request quotes from external test labs and enter purchase requisitions into system.Perform ballistic and stab testing as needed.
      Managing Work:  Managing work to achieve results within budget and on time.  Managing a variety of responsibilities at the same time. Taking responsibility for decisions, actions, and results. Understanding and supporting the organization’s vision, purpose and strategies.

      Communicating: Communicating effectively with people at all levels in the organization. Presenting ideas and facts clearly and effectively in writing. Gathering and giving relevant information to others in a timely manner.

      Learning & Adapting: Keeping current on knowledge specific to field of work.  Demonstrating a willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.

      Maximizing Resources:  Working collaboratively with people in our group and in other parts of the organization.  Supporting others when needed. Working effectively with people who have diverse ideas, perspectives, and values. 

      Quality & Customer Focus: Continuously looking for ways to simplify and improve work processes to achieve better results. 

      Trustworthy: Has a high level of integrity, confidentiality, ethics and discretion.  Direct and open while maintaining a professional, respectful demeanor. Builds and sustains relationships with all stakeholders.

      Analytical: Gathers and uses relevant data to identify status, patterns, issues, trends, and root causes.  Able to compile and communicate results effectively. 

      Measures and Improves: Uses process and results metrics to identify strengths and weaknesses and acts with extraordinary speed to improve.  Creates transparency of performance, insight and action to all stakeholders.


      • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Materials Science) or 5 years of experience in a Research & Development or Testing field.
      • Requires strong knowledge of mechanics and materials, failure theories, and textile manufacturing processes.  Experience with LEAN manufacturing principles and ISO 9001 is a plus.
      • AutoCAD or Solidworks experience a plus.
      • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to include MACROS.
      • Ability to review and analyze ballistics experimental data, test samples, and maintain a database with the experimental data.
      • Capable of working independently or part of a team.
      • Must be authorized to work in the USA
      Physical Demands
      Requires sitting or standing for a long period of time.
      Requires moderate physical effort such as walking, climbing, kneeling and crawling.
      The ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.

      Job Type
      Full Time