Crimson Trace Seeks Director of Engineering

    The dream job for many TFB readers …

    (Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace, the recognized leader in laser sights and tactical lights, announces a search to fill the company’s Director of Engineering position. This key employee provides strategic vision and leadership to the engineering and product development functions in support of the company’s revenue goals and drives the focus for new and sustaining products. This position is responsible for staying abreast of new technology and product platforms to meet consumer and OEM customer needs while establishing deadline-driven objectives, initiatives and processes for industry leading products. The Director of Engineering serves as a member of the Crimson Trace Executive Team to support overall company objectives and organizational needs.

    The individual selected to fill this opening will work closely with Manufacturing, Sourcing, Sales and the Marketing departments and should have a high technical aptitude and broad experience in new product development and manufacturing / assembly environments. This position must be driven to exceed NPI goals in an aggressive, fast-growing organization. Additionally, the Director of Engineering manages the company’s design and patent portfolios in conjunction with outside legal counsel. The person selected should be highly comfortable and experienced working in a branded consumer product category (firearms accessories) and be ready to drive key areas of an industry-leading brand.

    As the Director of Engineering, this employee motivates, mentors and challenges the engineering organization to increase new product output in alignment with business opportunities in the consumer, OEM and military / defense customer segments. As the department leader, this position is responsible for supervising and directing a team of design engineers, electrical engineers and a document control specialist, as well as directing the work of engineering contractors.

    To be qualified, all applicants should have a BS in Engineering (Mechanical or Design preferred), a minimum 10+ years directing/managing people in a growth-oriented organization and have at least 15 years in product development, preferably at a growing consumer products company. All persons applying should be proficient in multi-engineering disciplines (CAD design, tooling, electronics, software, mechanical, test & evaluation, manufacturing, quality). Familiarity with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) requirements desired.

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