Job Details

Design Engineer

Category: Engineering R&D
Location: Exeter, NH

SIG SAUER® world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. In our world-class facilities, we build the toughest, most precise rifles, pistols, suppressors, optics, ammunition, and air guns, while offering the finest firearms training — all as a fully integrated system. We do this because we share the same drive to be the best, the same love of freedom, the same unwillingness to compromise — as those who choose SIG.

The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.

Design Engineer   


Design new firearm products from concept to production.  Continued design improvements to existing product line.


  • Create innovative design solutions.

  • Manage design projects.

  • Interface with Marketing and customers to understand and document development requirements.

  • Make design models in 3D CAD. Make design drawings, supervise drafting activities, review and approve engineering drawings.

  • Coordinate prototype build, test, and evaluation.

  • Work with sourcing to select manufacturing technologies and vendors.

  • Identify Quality Assurance requirements.

  • Support Sales and Agency Customers by troubleshooting and resolving field issues.

  • Maintain standards for technical drawings, internal specifications, and related engineering documentation.

  • Evaluate, validate, and approve design and drawing changes.

  • Execute value engineering projects.

  • Make improvements of existing products. Investigate and solve problems in cooperation with Quality and Operations departments.

  • Make decisions on the disposition of nonconforming material.



  • B.S. Degree in related Engineering discipline preferred

  • 5 years of related design experience is strongly preferred.

  • 3 years of minimum experience in Small Arms design and product development.

  • Overall must be able to work in a team, lead, plan, and execute.

  • Quality of work must be very high.

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication of complicated subjects is required. Organization of documentation and record keeping shall be to a high standard.

  • Actively maintains safe operations and work area by adhering to all safety, health and quality programs procedures and initiatives.

  • Comfortable using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required for specified activities.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.