Bend - Experienced Bullet Maintenance Technician


Bend, OR

Applicant Notice

This position as an experienced bullet maintenance technician begins as an “Introductory Trainee” for 60 consecutive days during which time Supervisory staff will evaluate whether the employee is suited for the position.  If the employee is determined to be suitable for the job, status will then advance to “Regular Employee” on the first of the month following the 60 day introductory period and Company benefits will commence. 

Assignment could be on first, second, or third shift.  PLEASE NOTE:  If you are not available to be assigned to any shift, you will not be considered for this position.  Hourly wage is DOE.  A 10% shift differential applies to 2nd shift and a 20% shift differential applies to 3rd shift.

Additionally, the successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug


The experienced bullet maintenance technician role consists of building tooling die sets, sets up, repairs and troubleshoots all types of bullet and manufacturing machines to include trimmers and bonders. This position repairs and maintains all manufacturing machines and performs advanced maintenance tasks to assure product quality and press run-ability. This position will be required to perform thorough and accurate changeovers, tooling replacement and troubleshoot any mechanical and pneumatic components of all machines and equipment. The Maintenance Machinist Technician also fits and assembles parts to include punches, form dies and die sets by using a hone or other equipment.  Fabricate parts or tooling for repairing machines and maintains all production machines by performing the following duties.


  • Utilizes a hone to keep tight tolerances on tooling for correct fits.

  • Assembles dies, punch sets and inspects all tooling to print tolerances.

  • Performs press set-ups to meet the quality standards for the product being manufactured.

  • Assembles and test operates machine to verify correction of malfunction.

  • Maintains and lubricates machine tools and equipment.

  • Helps to train others to gain mastery of the presses and their processes

  • Updates pick sheets and set ups for efficient product change over on all presses

  • Maintains press set up books for precision set ups.

  • Sizes, builds and prepares tooling for upcoming products

  • Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair.

  • Knows the cause of both press and vendor lamination and can track down to the source.

  • Intermediate to advanced diagnosis in trouble shooting presses, bullet and tooling related issues. 

  • Thoroughly understand and interpret drawings, prints, set up information and product schedule

  • Continually show proficiency in all aspects of bullet production.

  • Shows the ability to meet 80 % of deadlines and goals per the production schedule and management.


  • One-year certificate from a college or technical school; or one to five years related experience in a high-volume production environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


$24-$28 an hour DOE & Depends on Shift Availability


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Nosler, Inc. has a “Standard of Excellence” code. The Company expects all its personnel to maintain a neat, clean and professional appearance.


Nosler, Inc. is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

This position of Machine Maintenance begins status as an “Introductory Trainee” for 60 consecutive days during which management will evaluate whether the employee is suited for the position. If the employee is determined to be suitable, status will then advance to "Regular Employee" on the first of the month following the 60-day introductory period and Company benefits will commence. Additionally, the successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

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