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Weapons Tester I (1st shift)

FN America LLC Columbia, SC
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  • ApplyDescriptionFN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide.
  • Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives.
  • For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Position SummaryThe Weapon Tester I cleans, inspects, and test fires all weapons and components.
  • Job DutiesPerforms testing of weapons for all product lines.
  • Prepares ammunition to meet daily requirements.
  • Properly accounts for ammo usage.
  • Accurately annotates all test records.
  • Checks weapon serial numbers against bar codes and UID labels.
  • Reviews work instructions and routings to determine testing sequences.
  • Assists in daily cleaning and 5s dutiesResponsible for accountability and maintaining of all fixtures and mounting devices used in weapon testing.
  • Performs functions as required to include troubleshooting, cause and effect, and repair.
  • Implements and sustains Lean initiatives for improvements in quality, cost, delivery, and safety.
  • Other duties as assigned by management Educational RequirementsHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
  • Experience RequirementTwo years of weapons experience is required.
  • Skills and CompetenciesAll FN America employees are expected to demonstrate accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation.
  • Additional requirements of this position include:Ability to understand work instructions.
  • Ability to create simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals.
  • Knowledge of basic measuring and testing equipment.
  • ToolsWeapon fixtures and stands, Data recording devices, Magazine loaders, Small hardware tools, Measuring equipmentLicenses/CertificationsWeapons safety certification or equivalent is required.
  • Range Safety Officer (RSO) certification is preferred.
  • Working ConditionsTypical manufacturing environment with some travel between buildings and to other locations required.
  • May be exposed to loud noises, dangerous equipment, and chemicals.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds unassisted.
  • All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran statusFN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
  • If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email [email protected] or call: 803-736-0522.
  • We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
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