1 position available in Bend, OR

Applicant Notice

Nosler is looking for a skilled Gunsmith to join our Rifle Manufacturing Team. If you possess an AA degree in Gunsmithing (or equivalent) or have at least 10 years of documented related experience, this is a great opportunity to be a part of a long-time, locally owned family business and proud leader in the Outdoor Industry – “For us, excellence is not negotiable.” Coming to work with Nosler, Inc. may be a great opportunity for you take your career to a new level. If you are a self-starter, detail orientated and take pride in your work and want to work with great people, check us out ASAP – we have a place for you now!

Additionally, the successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. Nosler Inc is a federally regulated company that requires employees to have a clean background check and the ability to pass a drug screen including THC.


The Gunsmith position works with and supports the Nosler, Inc. Rifles department in the building and assembling both custom and semi-custom firearms. This position requires working knowledge of gunsmithing techniques and protocols including and foremost safety and precision. Working knowledge of basic and some advance hand tools are a must.


  • 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

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess an AA degree in Gunsmithing (or equivalent) or have 10 years documented experience working as a Gunsmith
  • Possess good math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Able to write clearly and communicate with ease
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Familiarity and/or experience with precision metalworking, rifle building, gunsmithing, fine woodworking, and weapons required
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to complete daily work is required
  • High level of proficiency with basic hand tools such as files, drills, scrapers, and rotary tools
  • Ability to change and adapt to any situation and be able to change their work focus at any time
  • Must be very self-directed and show a proven track record of staying on task and working hard at all times
  • Excellent eyesight with or without correction is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to talk and hear
  • Ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned


Once eligible, Employer paid premiums; Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term and Long-term disability, Life Insurance and EAP. Other benefits include Retirement with match, generous PTO program including 6 paid holidays + 3 floating holidays, employee and industry related discounts and more.


Starting at $24/hour, DOE - with room to grow!


Bend, Monday – Friday, standard day shift


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.