Machine Operator / Pellet Charger – Federal Ammunition

Vista Outdoor Operations, LLC

Anoka, MN

Job Description

At Federal® our employees not only receive Great Pay in a Patriotic, Honest, Hardworking environment, we offer Benefits Day 1, Alternating Work Week Schedules (3 days off / 4 days off) and an awesome Employee Purchase Program across ALL our brands (CamelBak, Bushnell, Federal, Remington, Blackhawk, Camp Chef and many more)! We build the industry's widest variety of ammunition and offer leading products for every facet of the shooting sports. As such, this role is critical in contributing to our success. Join our team today!

The Position
Our Anoka, MN location, where Federal Ammunition is produced, is seeking Machine Operator/Pellet Chargers to add to our team. The Federal Ammunition location has a rich history in the community and has been operating since 1922. The Machine Operator/Pellet Charger is responsible for monitoring the quality of the operation's output making adjustments to keep the operation within specification and will rotate to the operation of putting primer mix in primer cups.

Shift Information:

Potential openings on the following full-time shifts:

  • Shift Q: 7pm-7am, Fri, Sat, Sun night + every other Thu night.

  • Training (first 6-8 weeks) - will be on a different shift.

Pay Information:

Start at $21.65/hr plus $1.60/hour shift differential with the first 90 day increase to $27.00 and additional increases every 90 days based on performance, up to $31.48!

Education and Experience Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED

At least 1 year of on-the-job experience with manufacturing preferred

Additional Requirements:
Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years old; able to pass a background check and pre-employment physical & drug screen; and pass required written testing. This position also will require a post-offer BATFE background check.

Physical Requirements:

Operator portion of job physical requirements:

A majority of time spent sitting, standing or moving about depending on specific operation. Frequent reaching, handling, fingering and manual dexterity to assemble, operate, adjust, and inspect. Occasional bending and extension of arms at shoulder level. Occasional lifting, pushing and manipulating (waist and shoulder area) of objects weighing up to 35 pounds, with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds. Near vision to handle a large number of very small parts and to detect visual quality defects. Must have normal color vision and normal depth perception capability

Pellet Charger portion of job physical requirements:

All duties are done while standing. Frequent grip, pushing, pulling and exertion of downward pressure by arms and shoulders, bending of waist and reaching of upper arms and shoulders to force primer mix batches (weighing approximately 2 pounds) into charging plate holes. Extension of arms at shoulder level and rotation of shoulder and forearms to transfer pellets from charge plate to cups or shells. Manual dexterity and fingering to remove defects from charging plate. Occasional lifting, pushing and manipulating (waist and shoulder area) of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Near vision to visually inspect cups and shells for defects. Must have normal color vision.

Mental Requirements:

  • Attention to detail to identify defects.

  • Ability to take direction from others. Communication skills to work effectively in a team environment.

  • High level of mental attentiveness to manipulate and visually inspect small parts and to ensure safety.

  • Reading and basic math comprehension to understand and interpret training guides, standard operating procedures and quality information (SPC, charts, graphs, etc.) and to complete production reports.

  • Interpersonal communication skills to facilitate problem-solving and to interact daily with internal customers and suppliers, other shift associates and work teams.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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