MAY 15, 2018

American Outdoor Brands Corporation: Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electro-Mechanical Technician/Springfield, MA

At American Outdoor Brands, we are proud to offer some of the most popular names in the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast markets!

We are dedicated to creating, growing, and preserving strong consumer brands that deliver innovative and high-quality products. Our efforts focus on meeting the needs of consumers who have a passion for the adventure, freedom, and personal inspiration offered by embracing the great outdoors. We have successfully grown from a single firearms operating division founded in 1852 under the iconic Smith & Wesson brand to four operating divisions today.

With more than 18 highly respected consumer brands -- and growing -- we are well positioned to serve the large outdoor lifestyle products market opportunity. American Outdoor Brands Corporation represents our enhanced strategic direction, our broad range of product offerings, and our plan to continue building upon our portfolio of strong American brands. American Outdoor Brands Corporation serves as the holding company for the historic Smith & Wesson Corp., Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., and Crimson Trace Corporation, which represent our firearms, manufacturing services, accessories, and electro-optics divisions.

We have only just begun our journey toward achieving our vision of being the leading provider of high-quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast. This large and growing market is populated by active lifestyle consumers who pursue their activities with passion and seek out brands they can trust. With a track record of creating, preserving, and acquiring respected brands, we remain committed to our future growth -- focusing on brands that best support the needs and lifestyle of our valued customers.

American Outdoor Brands (and its affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer, and considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Candidates must possess proper authorization to work in the United States and, where applicable, to possess technical data as defined in the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR 120.10.

Conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components. Applies knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. Provides skilled mechanical and electrical/electronic support to all areas of Manufacturing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex electrical and mechanical service work in such areas as, but not limited to, production, tooling support, plant and machine maintenance.
  • Perform duties and share goals as part of Participative Work Team, regardless of shift, with responsibility for areas such as, but not limited to, communicating, budgeting, scheduling, evaluating, analyzing, problem solving, and decision making on all issues relevant to the total quality output and operations of their team. Team members may also have input on issues relative to hiring and termination of other team members.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to programmable controls, numerical controls, power supplies, drives, gages and test equipment.
  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
  • Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
  • Advises operators and line mechanics of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components.
  • Informs appropriate management and line mechanics of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved.
  • Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.
  • Assists maintenance personnel with technical troubleshooting.
  • Diagnose, rebuild and repair equipment.
  • Operation of equipment for diagnostic purposes
  • Assists and trains other maintenance and/or other technical level employees.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Must perform other duties or meet any additional requirements that may be deemed necessary for successful operation of Participative Work Team (s). Must provide own tools if required.

NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Education and Experience:

  • Duties require decision making regarding the solutions to problems not normally encountered. Employees must determine appropriate actions to be taken to achieve required results.
  • 5-7 years of proven experience in the electrical/electronics, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fields are required and the ability to demonstrate high proficiency in these areas.
  • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • A thorough knowledge of electrical/ electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
  • Must be able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment, and especially must be able to interface and communicate with line operators in order to assist with repairs and troubleshooting.
  • Willing to work 12 Hr. shift and overtime, as required.
  • Computer experience/operation or PLC programming experience is necessary.
  • High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required.
  • Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines and in close quarters performing analysis and repair work.
  • Must be highly safety conscious.
  • Exposed to high voltage electricity and have completed arc flash training.
  • High School/GED, Degree requirements, prior experience
  • Requires broad trades training and knowledge of related methods and procedures acquired in a formal apprenticeship program or through equivalent extensive on the job training and experience.
  • Must possess required licenses.

Competencies and Skills:

Physical Demands:


  • Must be able to read, write and interpret English language.


  • Basic computer skills preferred


  • Complete all company mandated training as required.
  • Participate in and follow all company initiatives.
  • Must successfully complete all technical, administrative, and interpersonal training programs to satisfy Participative Work Team objectives and become a multi-skilled team member.
  • Must obtain fork truck license and boom lift training.
  • Continuous: standing, walking, lifting, bending, pushing/pulling, and reaching.
  • Occasional: kneeling, sitting, squatting, overhead work, fine and gross upper body motor movement
  • Maximum lift: to 30 pounds and assisted lifting
  • Occasional lifting: 0 to 30 pounds

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

Work environment is similar to most manufacturing operations. Will be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with moving around machinery, work in confined quarters, exposed to vibrations and shop lighting.

  • The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in anther department, this includes vision, hearing, and footwear.
  • Within the Smith & Wesson manufacturing facility employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting.
  • All employees are required to apply ergonomic correctness to all job tasks.

Applicants must be a "US person" or equivalent as defined by ITAR regulations to comply with US government export control regulations and requirements for this position. A "US person" is a US Citizen, a Naturalized US Citizen, or a Permanent Alien.

Benefits include competitive medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee and qualifying dependents as well as 401(k) with company match, Profit Sharing plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, product discounts, and generous paid time off.

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