Rapid Prototyping Lead and Armorer
Biofire Technologies is on a mission to give gun owners better tools for reducing preventable gun injuries and deaths, especially among children. We believe our technology, combined with a best-in-class customer experience, will define the future of firearms safety for the next generation. Our mission-driven approach has earned support from the firearm community, the tech world, and the media.
Biofire employees are world-class engineers who have designed and tested firearms, medical devices, robots, cars, satellites, rockets, and supersonic jets. What unites our team is our commitment to safety and reliability that we bring to our work every day.
Reducing accidental firearm injuries and deaths requires original thinking and authentic collaboration, so we’re deeply invested in building a team and culture that can achieve our mission together. Team members enjoy autonomy and flexibility from day one, so expect to be immediately tasked with solving challenging problems and building new systems that work. We’ll hold you accountable for executing on audacious goals, giving and receiving honest feedback, and helping your teammates succeed. You’ll receive respect, kindness, and support from every direction while you figure out how to get it all done.
ABOUT THE ROLE
You know how to make things out of metal, wood, and plastics. You are experienced at setting up a shop, growing a team, building processes, and delivering rapid prototype parts. CNC mills, lathes, saws, welders, 3D printers, and hand tools are your old friends. The Rapid Prototyping Lead and Armorer will establish the rapid prototyping capability at Biofire so we can design, test, revise, and build within iteration cycles measured in hours. While you grow and train your team, you will produce prototype parts that meet our specifications. Working closely with our engineers, you will advise on design feasibility for manufacturing, materials of construction, and production techniques. Additionally, you will be the owner of our R&D weapon inventory with a focus on keeping them test and demonstration ready.
Day to day responsibilities of the role will include:
- Direct and manage all aspects of CNC Mill installation and future workcenter installations;
- Program and machine prototype parts for our weapons on CNC machines and other shop tools;
- Build and manage the prototype part ordering system to optimize CNC mill utilization and provide transparency to the engineers;
- Own all aspects of material and tool management including storage plan, flow plans, ordering, and handling;
- Develop, implement, and manage budgets, hiring plans, equipment purchasing plans, operating procedures, and training programs for the prototyping shop;
- Own and manage all day to day shop operations including PM schedules, safety program, service calls, and cleaning;
- Manage and service our R&D weapon inventory.
COMPENSATION, BENEFITS & PERKS
We’ll need you to bring your very best, so we give you what you need to do a great job. You’ll enjoy flexible hours, teammates you will like, respect, and be inspired by, and all the technical resources you might need at our Broomfield office.
In addition to our competitive pay and stock options, Biofire offers fully covered medical, dental, and vision benefits, a funded Health Spending Account, unlimited PTO (that team members actually use - we promise), a 401(k) with employer matching, and a 14 week parental leave policy. We deliver perks including noise-canceling headphones, the premium music streaming service of your choice, and anything else you’d need to succeed in your role (within reason).
This is a full-time, salaried role with a flexible work-from-home policy. The compensation range for this role is $75K - $110K.
If you think you will succeed in this role, and love the work you’ll do, we encourage you to apply regardless of your background. We evaluate candidates based on their unique talents and fit for our needs, not a rigid list of qualifications.
LOCATION AND HOURS
Our dog-friendly, state-of-the-art headquarters is located in beautiful Broomfield, Colorado, between Boulder and Denver. Most roles require team members to frequently collaborate in person, but you will enjoy the flexibility to work from home when you need to. We trust you to communicate with your team to make things work.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We’re bringing innovation to a technological problem that has persisted for decades, so we depend on diverse, inclusive, and collaborative teams to break new ground and do great work. We welcome people from all qualified backgrounds, and we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, political affiliation, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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