Senior Design Engineer

Location: Columbus, GA
Position Type: Full Time


Heckler & Koch is setting up a new production facility in Columbus, GA. This facility will also have a full R&D capability to create new IP independent from Germany. The main focus of this position is product design authority/responsibility for new products starting from a conceptual phase all the way to production. Later on improvements of such products will also be envisioned.


  • Design of pistols and/or rifles and accessories.
  • Support the manufacture of prototypes internally and externally.
  • Evaluate functions and performance of prototypes in close cooperation with the test lab.
  • Cooperate with production to ensure a smooth transition of the product from R&D to production.
  • Technical support for the sales department.
  • Provide guidance and support throughout all steps of manufacturing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent is necessary.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of professional experience in the field of design and development experience in a small arms manufacturing environment (specifically construction of pistols).
  • Lead on at least one new product design from conceptual phase to market.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes.
  • High level of team capability, flexibility and ability to withstand stress.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to organize and plan work.
  • Professional skills in Solid Works as well as MS Office.
  • SAP experience preferred but not required.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.