Posted 6 months ago

Design Engineer I

Columbia, SC
FN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary
The Design Engineer I will be able to complete defined technical tasks at the direction of the Design Engineering Manager or Lead Design Engineer. The Design Engineer I will utilize the basic skills of understanding task direction as it relates to FN America product offerings and apply engineering disciplines for timely task completion in fulfillment of expectations. The Design Engineer I will also support product line extensions and improvements to existing product designs.

Job Duties
  • Supports Lead Design Engineer in feasibility review, detailed development, data package creation and industrialization activities (50%)
  • Conducts and documents hands-on product testing, sometimes extensive (15%)
  • Manages execution of assigned tasks in adherence to project schedule and deliverables (10%)
  • Collaborates effectively both within the department and cross-functional team environment to meet customer requirements (15%)
  • Develops and implements product design improvements. (10%)
  • *Other duties as assigned by management.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent experience required.

Experience Requirements
Experience is not required with a bachelor’s degree but is preferred. Minimum of 4 years relevant work experience required without a bachelor’s degree.

Skills and Competencies
All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate the behaviors of accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation. In addition, incumbents in this role must be able to follow an execution strategy to include cost, work, and time for work assigned. Displays thorough written and verbal communication skills for status. Utilizes and follows FNA and industry engineering standards and procedures. In addition, the position requires the ability to develop the full usage of required tools, as identified below, on difficult tasks and/or group of tasks or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of GD&T per ASME Y14.5 1994 and 1982.
  • Lab Equipment and Measurement Tools
  • Test Procedures
  • 3D CAD software (PTC Creo preferred)
  • Design Analysis and Simulation Software (experience with CeTol, Ansys or Adams preferred)
  • Microsoft Office
Training on department specific Gateway (SharePoint based), PDS (PTC Windchill based), project management software will be required.


Working Conditions
Typical office environment with some travel between buildings and to other locations required. May be exposed to loud noises, toxic chemicals, and dangerous machinery when on the plant floor.

All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

FN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call: 803-736-0522. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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