Who Wants To Work For Colt?

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!  Colt is currently hiring in many areas of the business including engineering, supervisory and procurement, amongst others.

We’re continuing our strategic effort to attract the very best executives and associates,” said Stephen Welford, Director of Human Resources. “We’re building a powerful team and reestablishing a meaningful culture in order to forge a new path through this transition period. Colt continues to grow in strength and competitiveness, and we’re seeking those key individuals who will help us nurture and accelerate that growth.

As of the time of writing Colt is currently looking for:


I would assume that these positions are going to be mainly onsite.  Has anyone here worked for Colt before?  Any thoughts about the environment?

The company offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Colt is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. View current openings at http://www.colt.com/Company/ColtCareers

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


  • KestrelBike

    There’s a period at the end of the link to Colt that is breaking the URL.

    • Doc Rader


  • Uh … Are these positions to fill all the vacancies from people bailing out during the last round of bankruptcy?

    • kipy

      Job requirements: Must be able to engineer new products on limited/no salary.

      • iksnilol

        Physical requirements: Must be able to bail out of burning/sinking ship without notice.

        • Major Tom

          Benefits: We promise we won’t use you as collateral in our next bankruptcy protection hearing.

          • Madcap_Magician

            … but the one after that, who knows.

    • M.M.D.C.

      Good question. Why would they be hiring right now?

      • It isn’t unusual for recruiters to circle sinking or damaged companies like sharks around a sinking ship. Stealing as many of the skilled employees as they can.

        I started at a company about a week before lay offs started (my position was an unfilled niche). I received calls weekly by recruiters with the latest rumors many of which I knew were untrue as I had access to financials due to the nature of my position. But those rumors did work, and the company continued to lose employees at an alarmingly high rate for well over a year after the lay offs.

        • M.M.D.C.

          Interesting. Thanks!

  • Anonymoose

    By onsite, do you mean Connecticut, because that is right out for me.

    • Doc Rader

      I assume so. I’d assume sales would be anywhere, but you know what assuming means…

    • Big E

      Yep- you get to work for a failing company AND live in a crappy place at the same time!

  • EPICOR, no wonder they are heading toward bankruptcy.

  • Lance

    Quick hire Steve Johnson for SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • A.WChuck

    If they expect “the very best executives and associates” to move to a bummer state like CT, I can assure you that it will never happen. CT is hemorrhaging people and talent at the moment. I moved from there, my friend moved from there, my wife has many co-workers who left the state as well. I read it has the highest rate of loss of people of any state.

    They should pack up and move elsewhere, IMO.

  • MrEllis

    They need to hire a CEO…

  • Oldtrader3

    I would not live in Connecticut if you paid me very well?

    • Griz

      Why is there a question mark, maybe you would live in CT if the pay was even better.

  • Oldtrader3

    Misstated, I would not live there period! I lived there when I was a child and they had sensible gun laws. Now, forget it! Beside which I am retired

  • Cymond

    No way would I leave my favorite guns to work for a gun company, much less a failing one.

  • Who wants a to work in CT, for a company that’s going bankrupt, and be restricted by a union collective bargaining agreement? Good luck with that!

  • Ben

    So they offer everything but job security.

  • El Duderino

    “Must enjoy firearms. But…not too much, since we’re in CONNECTICUT.”