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Product Manager, Kimber Mfg., Inc. –Yonkers, NY

Kimber Mfg, Inc, a rapidly growing and leading manufacturer of fine sporting firearms with different plant locations in NY and NJ, has an immediate need for an experienced

Product Manager. In this role, the Product Manager will be the resident champion and voice of the customer internally for Kimber products.  As such, the Product Manager supports the category’s strategic planning, oversight and performance throughout the product line lifecycle. The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the Sales & Marketing efforts align with and strengthen the Kimber brand.  

This is a fast paced, innovative and dynamic environment 

Responsibilities include:

The Product Manager supports the development, execution and measuring of the annual product business plan which will define product, price, promotion and distribution based on assigned metrics. The Product Manager will coordinate efforts with existing functional departments to ensure the success of new products and the overall strategic product plan. To keep category offerings viable in the marketplace, the Product Manager will understand the target consumer, identify trends, exploit opportunities, and benchmark competitive products.

- Be the in-house category expert and act as the category leader within the company.
- Must be voice of the customer and ensure the customer’s viewpoint during planning.
- Develop initial sales forecast, pricing, and gross profit to meet company objectives.
- Define the product strategy in annual plan. Outline and refine 5 year plan.
- Monitor ongoing plan execution, note deviations and pursue remedies.
- Develop product positioning and feature/benefit messaging, and ensure effective delivery of messages through marketing and sales.
- Work closely with sales on pricing and forecasting to meet revenue and profitability goals.
- Help specify market requirements for current and future products through market research supported by ongoing customer and channel feedback.
- Plan & execute successful product launches.
- Be an expert with respect to the competition and emerging relevant technologies. Manage the New Product Development process for assigned verticals.

Secondary Functions:

- Advise on an itemized advertising and promotional budget to ensure the success of annual product plan. Collaborate on the creation and distribution of sales tools and collateral in support of marketing objectives including point of purchase. Brief and train inside sales force. Perform product demonstrations to key customers. Assist marketing and sales departments with product training and related materials. Attend relevant promotional events and new product introductions. Attend industry trade shows and select store level promotions. Be consistently seeking product enhancements and technologies. Be the internal voice of the customer and channel.

Required Work Experience:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

- 3-10 years’ experience in product management, product marketing and/or product development.
- Firearms experience related to firearms, firearm manufacturing, and end-user applications.
- Experience with consumer products: firearms - outdoor market experience a plus..
- Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office suite, MS Project, Photoshop and Keyshot.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

We offer competitive salary and fringe benefits, including health insurance, 401k Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Time Off, among many other benefits. 

Interested candidates must email resume with salary requirements and position title in subject line to: hr@kimberamerica.com.

No phone calls. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

                                                            EOE

Tool and Die Maker, Kimber Mfg., Inc. –Yonkers, NY

Kimber Mfg., Inc, a rapidly growing and leading manufacturer of fine sporting firearms with different plant locations in NY and NJ, has an immediate need for an experienced Tool and Die Maker.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

Fabricate precision components and/or instruments to high quality standards from a variety of materials (stainless steel, tool steel, aluminum, titanium, various plastics)

Read, understand & interprets blueprint & drawings.

Develops & modify layouts, repairs and/or make modifications to precision instruments, machinery, apparatus, equipment components & sub-assemblies, drawings and schematics of machined parts, tools, for use in fabricating and preforming machining operations.

Perform routine preventive maintenance on machine shop equipment.   Recondition cutting tools and tool bits for all maintenance and construction shops.

Sets up, operate and maintain tool grinding machines, numerically and computer controlled machines, presses, lathes, milling machines.

Grinding experience necessary (surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, jig grinding) all to close tolerances.  Drill presses, measuring instruments and other machine shop tools.

Select and requisition proper materials for machining, welding, brazing, burning and heat-treating.  Identify and fabricate any unique jigs, fixtures or tooling necessary to complete requested jobs.

Business Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience/Education Requirements:

- Required: 3-8 years prior tool making experience 

- Preferred: CNC and Master Cam experience a plus

We offer competitive salary and fringe benefits, including health insurance, 401k Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Time Off, among many other benefits. 

Interested candidates must email resume with salary requirements and position title in subject line to: hr@kimberamerica.com.   No phone calls. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

EOE 

Heat Treat Technician, Yonkers, NY

Kimber Mfg. Inc., a rapidly growing and leading manufacturer of fine sporting firearms with different plant locations in NY and NJ, has an immediate need for an experienced Heat Treat Technician located in our Yonkers, NY location. The function of this position is to operate the vacuum and atmospheric heat treating furnaces in order to support production of gun components. Including, but not limited to setting up the parts in the furnaces, maintaining production and quality levels of heat treating operations and providing necessary maintenance and repairs of the equipment.

Responsibilities include:

- Responsible for performing duties needed to properly run and maintain heat treating equipment.

-Load and unload parts into the furnace using the appropriate containers.

-Timekeeping involved to ensure parts are removed promptly based on predetermined requirements.

-Operate equipment used to test hardness of parts.

-Record keeping to document time and temperature of parts.

-Set and monitor the temperature controls for particular treatments.

-Basic understanding of metallurgy.

-Develop procedures to prevent warping or damage of production parts.

-Work across departments to ensure all necessary repairs are handled properly.

-Read production schedules and work orders to determine processing sequences, furnace temperatures and heat treating requirements.

-Knowledgeable of the department’s procedures and goals.

-In depth knowledge of safety and quality requirements.

-Immediately reports any safety concerns to the supervisor and to EHS as needed.

-Assures work areas are neat, clean and hazard free; supports 5S practices.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.

-Ability to complete and comprehend basic math functions.

-Ability to follow detailed instructions and use technical equipment.

-Read and comprehend technical drawings and specifications.             

-Must be computer literate.

-Excellent personal organization and business administration skills.

-Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

-High School Diploma or Equivalent 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

-Light to Moderate Lifting Required

-Safety Glasses/Hearing Protection – In Designated Areas

We offer competitive salary and fringe benefits, including health insurance, 401k Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Time Off, among many other benefits.

Interested candidates must email resume with salary requirements and position title in subject line to:  No phone calls. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

   EOE

Senior Design Engineer, Kimber Mfg., Inc. – Yonkers, NY

Kimber Mfg.,Inc., a rapidly growing and leading manufacturer of fine sporting firearms with different plant locations in NY and NJ, has an immediate need for an experienced Senior Design Engineer located in our Yonkers, NY location.   

In this role you will design and develop complex, non-derivative new products and support improvements to these products in the first years of production. Evaluate products, parts, and processes for cost efficiency, quality and reliability with a strong focus on brand reinforcement. Proven firearms design experience is required.

Responsibilities:

-As part of a cross-functional team, provide expert technical leadership for Product Introduction and process improvement projects as related to Kimber’s NPD program.  Support the development and execution of project milestones, resource requirements, budget and timing.

-Define product configuration and part geometry using 3-D CAD software. Develop and manage complex mechanisms.  Create fully dimensioned drawings using GD&T.

-Utilize best practices, including DFM, DFA, stack analysis, etc. and interface with manufacturing, process engineering, vendors, etc to ensure designs are optimized for cost, quality, and performance.  Use advanced analysis tools to fully qualify high risk areas of the designs, such as non-linear finite element analysis and design of experiment techniques.

-Develop technical product specifications and validation test plans.  Outline and execute empirical testing to verify concepts, ensure reliability, and refine component design.

-Manage bills of material and track component status.

-Support manufacturing during initial production of products introductions.

-Participate in business initiatives for non-routine aspects of assignment and overall business improvements to reduce overall new product development project timing and costs.

 -  Assign project related tasks to entry-level engineers and technicians, and monitor progress.

Qualifications:

-  5 – 10 years of experience in the design and development of complex mechanical mechanisms. Proven firearms design experience is required.

-Expert Solidworks user.

-Solid understanding and application of GD&T.

-Solid understanding of configuration control principles.

-Demonstrated knowledge of stage gate product introduction methods.

-Knowledge of statistics and statistical software a plus. 

-Must be organized and maintain accurate and neat records and files.

-Able to communicate effectively.

-Able to function and work in a team environment. Capable of working without supervision. 

Educational Requirements:

-Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering discipline

Preferred:  Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or

We offer competitive salary and fringe benefits, including health insurance, 401k Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Time Off, among many other benefits. 

Interested candidates must email resume with salary requirements and position title in subject line to: hr@kimberamerica.com.   No phone calls. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

EOE