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TacJobs – Nightforce Optics Seeks Manufacturing Engineer at Orofino, Idaho


Nightforce Optics 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 Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for developing manufacturing processes than ensure operator safety and efficiency, with built-in quality. He/she works closely with Production, the Machine Shop and Research & Development departments and is responsible for dealing with technical issues. The Manufacturing Engineer is the liaison between departments.


• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline

• Five years documentable experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering

• Sound literacy in 3D CAD (ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solid Works) & Microsoft packages

• Manual and automated assembly experience

• Machining and threading knowledge

• Tool, jig and fixture design 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/suppliers assuring product details and processes are captured.

• Troubleshoot and document assembly and machine shop problems.

• Assist/develop inspection processes.

• Provide technical documents outlining assembly and process standard operating procedures.

• Serve as technical correspondent to materials making sure blueprint details are successfully communicated to suppliers.

• Assist QA with supplier qualification

• Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs

• Recommend design modification to eliminate quality issues and improve manufacturability

• Contribute/lead manufacturing activities in new Product Development Process

• Complete manufacturing responsibilities of Engineering Change Order process

• Justify, specify and oversee commissioning of capital equipment.

Nightforce Optics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

For more information about our company and its products, please go to nightforceoptics.com

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