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TacJobs – BE Meyers & Co

BE Meyers & Co currently has five positions they are looking to fill.

For those of you unfamiliar with the firm, they provide advanced photonics solutions and other specialty technology for US and international Special Operations Forces and Combat Arms elements that are forward in the fight.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008-certified developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of optoelectronic and related products used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company’s core competencies include turnkey laser targeting and illumination systems, night-vision devices, long range surveillance, and other integrated laser systems. They are proud of our reputation as a technology leader in delivering solutions that are proven to meet the demanding performance requirements of extreme environments and combat conditions. Since their origin in 1974, they have been dedicated to providing the highest quality of products, services and support to their customers. B.E. Meyers is a privately-owned and operated small business located in Redmond, WA.

We’ll give a brief overview of each positions responsibilities and duties, but full details, including qualifications and instructions on how to apply are available at


The Buyer is responsible for activities involved with procuring products and services to support the manufacturing and product development processes. Expertise in purchasing concepts, terms and conditions and an understanding of operations and processes required to meet cost, quality, and delivery goals. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of achievements and quantifiable accomplishments which are goal and metrics driven.


• Manage a wide variety of commodities including machined parts, electronics, and optics to support the build schedule and mitigate risk.

• Prepare and maintain purchase orders and bid requests, analyze quotes, compare prices and negotiate contracts.

• Develop suppliers to improve delivery, quality and reduce costs. Negotiate contract terms and develop alternate source supply base.

• Analyze market and delivery conditions to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risk.

• Able to communication effectively verbally and in writing.

• Use ERP system to determine material requirements, maintain open order report, and manage exception reports.

• Maintain ERP system to retain accurate purchasing data including lead times, pricing, supplier, etc.

• Maintain supplier accountability and quality, facilitate communications, logistics and financial measurement; and coordinate and communicate status of all outsourced items to management and internal customers on a regular basis during product qualification and up to production.

• Originate and assist in the Supplier Evaluation and Assessment process, using expertise in other departments to make final evaluation.

• Participate in the New Product Development process to establish efficient purchasing methods, including Supplier choice.

• Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

• Maintains Vendor and Purchase Order records and adheres to all Purchasing Procedures, ISO or AS9100 Quality System requirements, ITAR regulations, and DFARS requirements.

• Work with accounting to resolve invoicing discrepancies

• Ability to read and interpret drawings/blueprints and related specifications.

• Other duties as assigned.

• Must love guns!

Human Resources Assistant, Part-Time

They are looking for a part-time HR Assistant who posseses the flexibility to adapt to a fast paced enviroment with changing priorities, an understanding of what confidentiality and discretion look like, and a willingness to do whatever needs to get done.

This position is a non-exempt, hourly position, and will likely require up to 20 hours per week; there is some flexibility regarding work hours.


• Filing.

• Creating and maintaining confidential personnel files and personnel actions.

• Conducting benefits orientations.

• Assisting with benefits administration.

• Assisting with new-employee orientations.

• May respond to reference checks and verifications of employment status.

• Working with employees to complete necessary employment or benefits documents.

• Replying to correspondence for the Director of Administration, both written and verbal.

• Running errands (mileage will be reimbursed).

• Assisting with HR projects.

• Other duties as assigned.

Manufacturing Engineer

The Manufacturing Engineer will work closely with all functional groups to develop robust, cost effective manufacturing and assembly processes and related documentation for use throughout the manufacturing facility.  The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for complete process ownership of assigned manufacturing or assembly areas and provides an appropriate level of floor support, interfacing with other functional groups as required, reviewing processing issues and resolving with sound, and lasting, corrective actions.

A passion for firearms and their use in military and law enforcement roles is a plus. Engineers with military combat experience and familiarity with military equipment and systems are highly encouraged to apply.


• Participates in manufacturability teams to review product design with respect to the most optimized, efficient, and cost effective manufacturing methods.

• Designs, develops, and implements methods, policies, and procedures for processing and manufacturing customer products to specified customer standards and requirements.

• Reviews supporting manufacturing documentation to ensure it contains necessary criteria and provisions to permit effective production of product.

• Collects and analyzes data and recommends corrective actions for procedural, product, process, or design deficiencies.

• Works cross-functionally on all issues related to product design and quality.

• Works with the manufacturing personnel to ensure effective manufacturing and inspection procedures and processes are implemented and maintained.

• Assists workers in resolving technical problems.

• Confers with technical personnel and department supervisors to report assembly problems, and reports unresolved problems.

• Specifies equipment necessary to manufacture and processes product in compliance with customer specified requirements.

• Interprets and explains work instructions, specifications, and use of manufacturing equipment and tools.

• Develops and implements new manufacturing techniques as business requirements dictate.

• Creates new and correct/modify/rewrite existing product details.

• Performs industrial engineering tasks, as required, such as work center development and layout to improve product work flow and decrease lead time, cost and standard times.

• Conducts special studies and evaluations aimed at developing new technologies to reduce cost, lead time, and improve quality and product flow, culminating in the ability to prepare, or assist in preparing, capital justification and implementation documentation.

• Specifies supplies, materials, and equipment to support manufacturing processes.

• Participate in “make or buy” decision process to determine the most cost effective manner in which to manufacture hardware, supporting Purchasing (and ultimately sub contracted vendors) required in fabrication of our components.

• Prepares component and assembly cost estimates to support financial decisions required to evaluate new business opportunities.

• Other duties may be assigned.

• Must love guns!

Materials Planner

The person in this role will use approved requirements and availability of resources to plan and prioritize the release of jobs to production and support the flow of material from receipt to shipment.  A successful candidate will work with the team to identify resource gaps, find solutions to those gaps, and mitigate risks to the schedule.  This person will also provide backup support to other areas in operations like purchasing, shipping, and receiving.  You must be comfortable and able to communicate and interact well with many positions and levels of people including suppliers and customers if needed.


• Manage WIP (open jobs, maintain jobs, close jobs) to support the approved build plan

• Analyze complete work orders to verify labor and material posting, closing and retaining work orders.

• Help coordinate priorities for job release and kitting

• Be a go-to person for ERP transaction questions

• Use history and planned demand data to help set min/max and Kanban levels.

• Assist Manufacturing Engineering in the design and creation of bills of manufacturing/materials in the ERP system.

• Help setup stock codes in ERP system including correct costing and planning parameters

• Attend status meetings to develop priorities in line with requirements.

• Assist and/or lead the DCO processes for necessary changes to structure or routing of product due to manufacturing requirements.

• Reporting capacity required including overtime needs per build schedule and business planning.

• Configure and review variant process requirements and ensure their accuracy throughout the build/pack process.

• Provide support to shipping, receiving, and purchasing.

• Help with cycle counts, annual inventory, and other material transactions

• Other duties as assigned.

• Must love guns!

Quality Inspector

The Inspector is responsible for conducting incoming receiving inspections to IPC 610 class 3. Performs first article inspections (FAI) to AS9100, line inspections, finished goods and pack out inspections and audits on electronic, mechanical, and optic systems, subassemblies, and parts to ensure said items meet critical specifications. Familiarity with uniPoint software and Statistical Process Control (SPC) a plus.


• Understands and follows inspection plans, work orders, test manuals, performance specifications, wiring diagrams, shop drawing prints and schematics to determine, validate or comply with specification, testing procedure and equipment to be used.

• Reads dials or digital displays that indicate electronic characteristics such as voltage, frequency, distortion, inductance, and capacitance.

• Compares results with specifications and record test data to plots test results on graph (uniPoint).

• Analyzes test results on defective units to help determine possible cause of failure when possible.

• Rejects defective wiring and components and records defects on tag attached to unit for material review board.

• Confers with engineers, technicians, production personnel, and others regarding testing procedures and results and to resolve problems.

• Verifies dimensions of pins, shafts, and other mechanical parts.

• Examines stock to verify conformance to specifications.

• Proper use of optical comparator, calipers, micrometers, thread gages, etc. for inspection.

• Other duties may be assigned.


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