The volume of well-compensated job openings currently available in firearm and associated gear companies continues to defy the COVID-19 employment stagnation underway elsewhere. The benefits packages, in nearly every case, are impressive and speak volumes about the manner in which management recognizes the critical role each employee plays.
Job listings that appeared in August alone include a variety of positions at SilencerCo, Outtech, Ruger and Benelli, just to name a few of the latest. The work environment is a lot more friendly in the firearm industry, too.
Team members at SilencerCo were recently asked what they liked most about working for the company. “The people” was a nearly unanimous response. The benefits don’t hurt, either. There they include 401(k) with aggressive matching from the company, medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, on-site gym, concealed carry classes and more. Positions are still open for the West Valley City, Utah, firm.
“We have an amazing team who gives it their all every single day,” said SilencerCo People and Culture Manager Diana Wilkerson. “You will never find a group of people who are more passionate about the industry and the products they produce.” Ruger is seeking qualified candidates for a variety of positions. As this went to press there were openings on Mayodan, N.C., Prescott, Ariz., Earth City, Mo., and Newport, N.H. Applications are being accepted for team members in manufacturing operations, marketing, engineering, HR and IT. Benelli USA is looking for a gunsmith, technical service representative, channel manager and marketing specialist. Each position is based in Maryland.
Outtech’s looking for a regional manager for its Southwest Region. SIG Sauer has openings for manufacturing operators, production coordinator and more. The famed SIG Sauer Academy is looking for a qualified instructor, as well. The story’s a similar one at Smith & Wesson, Savage Arms and just about every other gun-related firm. If you or anyone you know has ever considered joining the ranks of those employed by the firearm industry—one that ensures the health of its staff and somehow continues to defy today’s economic rollercoaster—there may never be a better time than now.