Vista Outdoor Quality Engineer - Savage Arms in Westfield, Massachusetts

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsible to establish, maintain and implement all quality standards for Savage Arms products, assist Engineering in development of test procedures and process validation of new products. This position will report to Quality Assurance Manager and will assist all quality assurance inspectors.


  • 4 yr. Degree in engineering with a focus on quality engineering or equivalent working knowledge.

  • 5-8 years of experience as quality assurance engineer.

  • Ability to apply principles of GD&T, Process Capability (Cpk), and Statistical Process Control (SPC) to receiving incoming inspections (external suppliers), internal (suppliers) manufacturing operations.

  • Good understanding of production techniques and processes preferably in firearms.

  • Good tactical communication skill with vendors and subcontractors.

  • Extremely well organized and self motivated and have ability to work without supervision.

  • Work under pressure with tight deadlines and maintain control even in emergencies.


  • Conduct studies to determine root cause and corrective action required to remedy deviations impairing desirable standards of quality.

  • Work in conjunction with engineering, manufacturing, customer service and procurement personnel to resolve problems relative to customer complaints, product design, specifications, materials, tooling and production operations affecting quality.

  • Conduct training sessions to keep company personnel informed and up to date on procedures and methods, use of equipment and other quality assurance techniques.

  • Develop and maintain a quality control manual to incorporate statistical control programs, analyses and reporting of results and trends.

  • Develop and implement a quality production program to ensure conformity of purchased materials and components.

  • Works with development and engineering team to establish quality procedures and guidelines for all new products.

  • Review current products and establish quality assurance procedures and related documents.

  • Responsible to establish all inspection criteria and documentation.

  • Implement QA procedures during pre-production and production startup.

  • Involve directly with manufacturing engineers for 1st article inspection.

  • Works closely with production supervisor to maintain communicate quality requirements.

  • Prepare necessary reports and maintain all pertinent records.


Physical Requirements : A combination of sitting and walking on even and un-even surfaces throughout the shop floor. Must have the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Mental Requirements : Strong analytical and problem solving skills required. Must be flexible to handle multiple tasks simultaneously that may at times have conflicting priorities. Must possess the ability to work under pressure

Equipment Used :

Working Environment : 70% of the time is spent in an office environment. 30% of the time is spent in the manufacturing plant. This exposure subjects incumbent to temperature changes, dirt, dust, noise, vibration, moving objects and mechanical parts, machine tool lubricant mists, equipment and explosive hazards

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

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