This position as a Gunsmith 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. (Refer to Benefit Summary sheet inside application).

Additionally, the successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. Starting hourly rate is $15.00 to $18.00 D.O.E.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Build and assemble custom and semi-custom firearms from finished or semi-finished components.

  • Fit, deburr, size, finish, and assemble precision metal parts.
  • Accurately inlet and bed metal parts into wood and synthetic stocks.
  • Perform exterior finish work on both wood and synthetic stocks.
  • Test, troubleshoot, repair, and refinish bolt action rifles.
  • Make recommendations to management on repair vs. replace components and rifles.
  • Perform precision metal machining to include milling, lathe turning, grinding, drilling, and tapping.
  • Work on the production assembly line as required.
  • Must be committed to maintaining a clean work environment and be able to keep accurate records of daily work.Teamwork is essential: employee must be able to work in a team environment under repetitive conditions.

SPECIAL NOTE: This work environment has the potential to expose an employee to hazardous conditions. Consequently, Nosler, Inc. has implemented a drug testing policy that will help ensure that all employees will be safe operators and that the work environment is equally safe. Our policy is simple: zero tolerance for drug use. This means that a positive test for illegal drugs or alcohol while working will result in immediate termination.


Must possess an AA degree in Gunsmithing (or equivalent) or have 10 years documented experience working as a Gunsmith. The ideal candidate will possess good math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. In addition, must be able to write clearly and communicate with ease. Mechanical aptitude is essential. Excellent eyesight with or without correction is required.

Familiarity and/or experience with precision metalworking, rifle building, gunsmithing, fine woodworking, and weapons may be considered, but is required. Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to complete daily work is required, as is a high level of proficiency with basic hand tools such as files, drills, scrapers, and rotary tools. The applicant should possess the ability to change and adapt to any situation and be able to change their work focus at any time. The successful applicant must be very self-directed and show a proven track record of staying on task and working hard at all times.

This position absolutely requires a combination of old-school craftsmanship and the ability to perform repetitive production tasks. The applicant’s craftsmanship and ability to perform high quality work in an unfamiliar environment will be closely scrutinized and ultimately be key to their success or failure.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Working conditions require great mobility. Must be able to consistently move/maneuver weights of 35 to 75 pounds and occasionally lift weights of 35 to 45 pounds. Other physical aspects require bending, stooping, squatting and standing on concrete floors, and doing so for long periods at a time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, and must be able to stand and work for extended periods on industrial concrete floors. There is also regular exposure to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Nosler, Inc. has a “Standard of Excellence” code. The Company expects all its personnel to maintain a neat and clean appearance. As part of this commitment, we reserve the right to expect all male personnel to follow the company guidelines regarding hair length, which is not to exceed one inch below the collar. Pony tails or longer hair is not allowed. Mustaches and beards are allowed but must be kept neatly trimmed. The wearing of watches, jewelry (includes rings, bracelets, and earrings of any sort) or visible body piercings (including tongue rings, nose studs, eyebrow piercings, etc.) are not allowed in the work area by male or female personnel while on duty.