Located in Northwest Montana, PROOF Research is a science-based company that has brought together the finest minds, experience and innovations in the industry to produce a truly game changing product—carbon fiber barrels and complete rifle systems that are lighter, more durable, and more accurate than anything else on the market. 

PROOF's latest addition to the family was to bring in Performance Polymer Solutions, Inc. (P2SI) of Moraine, OH.  P2SI’s world-leading product portfolio which includes proprietary, high-performance resins, state-of-the-art structural prepregs and high durability adhesive materials with service temperatures of over 1000°F.

 

Combining P2SI’s advanced aerospace materials, design concepts, and manufacturing methodologies with PROOF Research’s elite weapons systems and components creates a powerful platform capable of launching a new class of products for both the defense industry and commercial markets.

 

PROOF Research IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 

WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, MARITAL STATUS, MILITARY STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR DISABILITY.

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Come join our Team.  We are currently hiring for a Weapons Development Engineer.   Apply on line at https://proofresearch.submittable.com/submit or visit our website at Proofresearch.com / about / careers.

    

Job Objective

Plans, organizes, and executes product development activities for the various components of the  firearms systems to meet company objectives for new products and improvements of existing product lines.  This includes preparation of engineering drawings and specifications, test plans and technical reports, providing input for design and process improvement, and solving technical problems. Interacts with engineering, production, quality, research, and customer facing groups within the company.

 

Qualifications 

1. BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 3 years’ experience required; work in firearms industry and product development preferred. Other equivalent education and relevant experience will be considered.

2. Proficiency in use of computer aided design and drafting. Solidworks experience required. Formal training in surfacing preferred.

3. Knowledge of GD&T, design for manufacture, and other general design principles.

4. Knowledge of metal working processes. Knowledge   of composites design and fabrication preferred.

5. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and specifications, and governmental regulations.

6. Demonstrated ability to write test plans and interpret test results. Design of experiments knowledge preferred.

7. Willingness to learn the operation of and become proficient with various pieces of test equipment including high speed cameras and data acquisition systems.

8. Demonstrated ability to effectively present technical information to and respond to questions   from management, other groups within the company and/or customers.

9. Proven ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

10. Proven ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and generate creative, engineered solutions to   practical problems where limited or no standardization exists.

11. Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and on budget.

12. Experience working within ISO 9000, AS9100 or equivalent quality system.

13. Demonstrated firearms familiarity and competency in firearms safety.

 

Job Duties

1. Lead projects, processes and other product development activities. 

2. Follow methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures, research findings, and progress.

3. Follow engineering documentation procedures.

4. Select and apply existing design methodologies and technologies  or new products or improvement for existing ones.

5. Work with the Operations team to ensure design intent is fulfilled and assist in developing capabilities needed for new products including fixturing and tooling.

6. Develop and execute test plans for developmental and/or production products. Analyze test data and prepare reports for engineering and management personnel.

7. Work with the Quality team to define  critical metrics for production monitoring and to understand customer return  and internal rejection concerns to identify opportunities for continuous  improvement.

8. Provide technical information for creation of sales and  marketing materials and support Customer Service team with regard to same.

9. Coordinate as required with other   internal groups including manufacturing engineering, purchasing, quality control, sales, production, and accounting personnel.

10. Keep supervisor advised of work status, workload, problems, and progress as related to work assignments.

11. Perform hands-on work on barrels, firearms, and   accessories, including assembly/disassembly, inspection, measurement, and repair/modification.

12. Coordinate with the Director of Engineering and Product Development to evaluate, analyze, and make recommendations on products, designs, and cost improvements   to improve the competitive position of the company.

 

Disclaimer

The   above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of   work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be   construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills   required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their   normal responsibilities, as needed/assigned. This individual has the responsibility & authority to carry out   tasks assigned by management.

 

Schedule

Generally,   the schedule is Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; however, certain events may require additional   hours and flexibility. Minimal travel   could be required.

 

Work Environment

Primarily works   indoors in an office/manufacturing plant setting. While performing the duties of this   position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions   and explosives. The noise level in the   work environment is usually quiet in the office setting and moderate in the   plant setting. Higher noise levels will be   experienced in firearm test firing ranges while performing duties. Firearm safety is a critical aspect of the   work environment.

 

Physical Demands

The   physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met   by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this   job. Reasonable accommodations may be   made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential   functions.

While performing the duties of   this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to   finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is   frequently required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up   to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally   lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

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Come join our Team.  We are currently hiring for an Account Manager to join our Sales Team.  Apply on line at https://proofresearch.submittable.com/submit or visit our website at Proofresearch.com / about / careers.

 

Job Objective

Account Managers are responsible for all aspects of product sales with their accounts. This includes maintaining existing relationships with stores and distributors in the area, as well as seeking out new opportunities for additional sales. 


Qualifications

1.  4 year Business degree and a minimum of 5 years’ general sales experience, working with dealers and outside sales reps. Manufacturing environment preferred. Other education and experience may be considered. 

2.  2+ years industry experience (firearms, military, hunting, outdoor) is required. Training on PROOF products will be conducted upon hire.

3.  Experience in selling to Independent Rifle dealers and big box sporting goods preferred. 

4.  Demonstrated ability to utilize computer programs including, but not limited to, Internet, MS Office tools such as Word, Excel.

5.  Able to deliver PowerPoint presentations to a group of customers. 

6.  Proven ability to work well under pressure in a business environment while completing tasks in an organized and accurate manner.

7.  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form with customers, co-workers, and supervisors incorporating a positive attitude and persuasive tactics as necessary.

8.  Ability to manage multiple priorities. Proactively managing time spent on critical factors that drive productivity, revenue growth and bottom-line results.

9.  Highly organized and driven by success, achievement and recognition.


Job Duties

1. Develop and grow independent dealer base.

2. Develop relationships with key account box and online   retailers.

3. Delivering sales presentations, sales pitches, and business planning.

4. Work with outside sales reps to include development of sales training for the field, working promotions at retail/dealers and traveling to key accounts.

5. Work with key accounts on forecasting and business planning.

6. Consistently update their knowledge of their company’s  products and then develop presentations to distributors to help sell new products.

7. Manage and support outside sales groups, including training, tracking, sales / account analysis, and reporting.

8. Acquire sales data and analyze trends in inventory and sales to determine future company production and help direct proper areas of focus for future development

9. Qualify, travel to, and acquire new dealer accounts  (regional / national), as well as attend trade shows, promotional events, and training events.

10. Engage in prospecting and   direct sales activities to OEM, private label, and distributor customers,   utilizing traditional and online methods and tactics. Actively expand existing customer base, as well as develop new and alternative markets and channels.

11. Consult / advise customers with company products and technical information. Represent company as first point of contact and “technical voice” of Proof Research.

12. Perform complete sales process from order creation through order fulfillment.

13. Cultivate and build personal relationships with client  contacts. Develop solid understanding of customer business issues and needs. 

14. Prepare and manage sales proposals, promotions, dealer  specials, and in-store imaging / POP efforts.

15. Proactively and re-actively work with customer Product Merchandisers to ensure Proof Research products are included / expanded / marketed within customer product offering.

16. Acquire, manage and communicate forecasting, ordering, inventory maintenance, delivery, and payment activities between customer and Proof Research..

17. Make every effort to produce satisfactory sales volumes and gross profit for the Company. It is expected that performance and results will improve year over year.

18. Perform other, as needed, inside / outside sales and customer relation activities.

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed/assigned. This individual has the responsibility & authority to carry out tasks assigned by management.

 

Schedule

Generally, the schedule is Monday-Friday during standard business hours as dictated by company.

Travel

This position requires the flexibility to travel as needed (customer sites, trade shows/sales events, etc.) in accordance with Proof travel policy. Extensive travel  up to 50% or more may be required.  A valid driver’s license is required.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of   this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk and sit. The employee is   frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach, stretch, or bend with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds with reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or handle materials. Proper lifting techniques required.

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Come join our Team in Moraine Ohio!  
We are currently hiring for an Industrial Chemist I.

Apply on line at https://proofresearch.submittable.com/submit or visit our website at Proofresearch.com / About / Careers

Job Objective
This position will be an integral part of our production and product development teams. The position is primarily focused on the manufacturing of our resin products, prepreg products, quality assurance analysis, and new product development. The position will be expected to manage projects that improve quality, reduce costs, increase productivity and reduce cycle times.

Qualifications
1. Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is required.

2. Excellent computer skills (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel)

3. Demonstrated ability to make decisions, determine priority and allocate time resource with minimal supervision.

4. Proven ability to show strong analytical process and problem solving skills.

5. Results Oriented - displays a high energy level, motivation and sense of urgency in getting quality results.

6. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in written form with customers, supervisors and co-workers, including the ability to explain complex processes to others who may not have the same technical level of expertise. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

7. Exhibits strong work ethics and has passion for the position.   Position requires high attention to quality, detail and deadlines.   


Job Duties

1. Develop a strong working knowledge of product chemistries, operations and manufacturing procedures

2. Contribute to development of new and/or improve existing operating procedures and best practices

3. Scale product augmentations and changes from laboratory to production

4. Provide guidance regarding raw material needs, specification and sourcing to manage product quality and improvement goals

5. Responsible for continuously monitoring and developing cost reduction/technical improvement options for existing processes to improve plant performance and maintain product viability

6. Work with finance and other members of the organization to track and report performance and improvements

7. Provide chemical expertise to the organization with respect to regulatory, compliance, safety, manufacturing, purchasing, sales & marketing activities.


Disclaimer  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed/assigned.  This individual has the responsibility & authority to carry out tasks assigned by management. 

 Schedule
Generally, the schedule is Monday-Friday during the day 8am-5pm; however, certain events may require flexibility to ensure no disruption in services is experienced.  

Work Environment
Primarily works indoors in an office/manufacturing plant setting. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office setting and moderate in the plant setting.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

















 

Come join our Team.  We are currently hiring for a Shipping / Receiving / Material Handler position.  Apply on line at https://proofresearch.submittable.com/submit or visit our website at Proofresearch.com / about / careers

Job Objective 

Receive, store, issue and ship material from the stockroom and warehouse. Transact and maintain transnational records of consumable/finished goods inventory within ERP/E2 concerning all inventory and material movement.


Qualifications
 1. Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 2. High level of competency in ERP/MRP software and Microsoft Office programs required.
 3. Demonstrated ability to implement and utilize manufacturing, purchasing, and production software.  
 4. Proven ability to work well under pressure in a business environment while completing tasks in an organized and accurate manner.
 5. Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend instructions, memos, and other written communication as well as the ability to write professional correspondence.
 6. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with vendors, staff, and managers of PROOF.


Job Duties
 1.  Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in the stockroom or warehouse.
 2.  Verify packing slip quantity to actual receipt of material.
 3.  Organize, maintain and monitor all consumable and finished goods inventory and inventory levels.
 4.  Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisors.
 5.  Marks stock items using identification tags, stamps, or other labeling.
 6.  Coordinates and reports physical inventory counts. Assists in reconciling discrepancies. This may include adjusting/reporting the inventory counts and investigating the cause of inventory irregularities.
 7.  Kits jobs for production.
 8.  Reviews E2 reports to determine unused items and coordinates with the Management regarding disposal of excess stock.
 9.  Issue or distribute materials based on information from incoming orders or requisitions.
 10. Pulls orders for shipment as completed orders become available.
 11.  Coordinate shipping activities with sales and finance.
 12.  Assists shipping with final shipments.
 13.  Maintains 6S principals in the work area.
14. Completes all other duties and tasks assigned.

Schedule
Generally, the schedule is Monday-Friday during the day; however, certain events may require flexibility to ensure no disruption in services are experienced.
 

Work Environment/   Physical Demands
Primarily works indoors in an warehouse inventory/shipping/manufacturing plant setting. Occasionally will be required to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, lift. and reach with hands and arms over head. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, sit, or crouch and climb a ladder. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Comfortable working moving up and down a ladder. The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas where under certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection. This position requires high attention to detail and/or deadlines.  Must pass forklift certification training.   
 
Disclaimer
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this  job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


No relocation package is offered with this position.

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