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.

Come join our Team!  We are currently hiring for a position doing General Production Assembly / Operator work on the manufacturing floor.   
Apply on line at https://proofresearch.submittable.com/submit or visit our website at Proofresearch.com / About / Careers

Job Objective
       Operates machine tools such as lathes, drills, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders, to cut, shape, and fit parts to fabricate various parts of a firearm.

Qualifications
          1.   High school diploma or equivalent required.  Specialized training in metalworking or manufacturing preferred. but not required.
          2.   Basic mechanical and metalworking skills required.
          3.   Knowledge and understanding of firearms and how they operate.
          4.   Demonstrated ability to utilize power and hand tools, including, but not limited to: drills, lathes, grinders, mills, or other metalworking tools.
          5.   Proven ability to complete tasks in a precise and accurate manner.
          6.   Demonstrated ability to read and follow written instructions.
          7.   Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.


Job Duties

          1.    Support all EH&S work instructions, policies, and procedures.
          2.   Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions.
          3.   Selects, positions, and secures tool in tool holder (i.e. chuck, collet, or tool post).
          4.   Positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures.
          5.   Moves controls to position tool and work piece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut.
          6.   Starts machine, directs coolant or cutting oil flow, and feeds tool to work piece or vice versa, and engages feed.
          7.   Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications.
          8.   Operates bench grinder to sharpen tools.
          9.   Operates machines and equipment other than machine tools.
          10.  Grind, sand, clean, or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools.  Measure and mark equipment, objects, or parts to ensure standards are met.
          11.   Ensure that parts are machined to specifications and meets quality guidelines.
          12.  Compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, or verify information or data.
          13.  Record product and processing data and information on specified forms.

Schedule
   Current schedule is Monday – Thursday, 10 hour shifts (day shift 6:20am - 4:50pm and evening shift 4:40pm - 3:10am ),  Friday -Sunday 12 hour shifts (weekend shift 6:00am - 6:30pm), however shift schedules may vary and require flexibility as demanded by business requirements.

   Work Environment
   Primarily works indoors in workshops equipped with grinders, drill presses, lathes, drills, and various metalworking tools.  Requires high attention to detail or deadlines.  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, but routine safety procedures have removed most of the risks.  

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, reach, stretch and occasionally bend. 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.   

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.

Our Current open positions are for Night Shift and Weekend Shift
   Position Starting Wage - $14.00 - $15.75 per hour DOE (additional Shift Differentials is paid for Evening and Weekend Shifts)  

Relocation is not offered with this position 


After an interview and for all accepted offers made, we hire all production personnel through the local temp agencies.  Our goal is to convert qualified candidates to become a Proof employee with full benefits at approximately 6 months on average.
 













 

Come join our Team.  We are currently hiring for an International / ITAR 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
International/ITAR 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. Would be responsible for all ITAR licensing as empowered official.


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 international footprint.

2. Oversee all ITAR related activities as the empowered official.

3. Develop relationships with key distributors and retailers.

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

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

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

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

8. Manage the licensing process and ITAR for company exports.

9. 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

10. Qualify, travel to, and acquire new distributors as well as attend trade shows, promotional events, and training events.

11. 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.

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

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

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

15. Proactively and reactively 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. Reviews customer requests for service to determine cause for service request and nature of concern and document in E2.

19. Coordinates with production to make necessary repairs to the product, and maintains communication with the customer throughout the repair process.

20. Recommends corrective services to adjust customer complaints.

21. 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.  ; however, this position requires the flexibility to travel and may require flexibility to ensure no disruption in services is experienced.


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 and a valid passport are 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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