Vista Outdoor Assembler in Anoka, Minnesota

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications


To work safely and maintain all quality standards while achieving production levels at or above the posted goal; thereby ensuring customers receive quality products when they want them at a competitive price.

Shift Information:

Potential openings on the following full-time shift:

Shift S: 7pm-7am Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights

STARTING WAGE is $16.09/hr (+ applicable shift premium) with potential increases every 90 days based on performance up to $20.48/hr.


(Experience, education, licenses, certifications, and specific knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.)

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Must have demonstrated strong organizational skills and strong work ethic.

  • Must be able to work effectively within a team of up to 8 people.

  • Must be able to work 12 hours on assigned shift.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must be able to learn to use computers and/or precision measuring devices within 30 days.

  • Ability to work independently without continual supervision.


(Fundamental duties necessary to achieve the objective of the position.)

Safety - Follow all rules and procedures; keep area neat and orderly; report all existing or potential safety hazards/issues to leadership immediately. Utilize Safety Observation system. Environmental/hazardous waste - Understand and follow all procedures. Quality - Understand all product quality requirements and procedures, insure they are met. Notify adjuster or leadership of excessive defective levels. Understand how defects can impact final customers including Law Enforcement and Military. Production/Delivery - Achieve or exceed the posted production goals to ensure on-time delivery to internal and external customers. Teamwork - Be an effective team member. Continuous Improvement - Contribute your ideas through the Kaizen card process. Work the hours scheduled for the assigned shift plus overtime as needed. Operate production machines according to job break down tasks. Assemble and handle ammunitions components and products. Fill out paperwork. Package loaded rounds. Assist team with changeovers. Follow 5S and clean up protocols. Perform other duties as assigned


(Knowledge, skills and abilities currently used to perform essential functions)

Physical Requirements: Standing and moving for about 90% of the time. Reaching, handling, fingering and manual dexterity to assemble and inspect. Frequent lifting, moving, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Near vision for detecting quality defects and far vision for operations of fork lift or other mobile equipment. Must have normal color vision and normal depth perception capability. Climbing, stooping, bending and kneeling on a daily basis.

Mental Requirements: High level of mental attentiveness for safety and to manipulate and visually inspect small parts. Reading and basic math comprehension to understand and interpret training guides, standard operating procedures and quality information (charts, graphs, etc.) and to complete production reports. Interpersonal communication skills to facilitate problem-solving and to function effectively as part of a work team. Flexibility to move between jobs and to handle many tasks simultaneously.

Equipment Used: Operation of hand tools, forklift and other mobile equipment.

Working Environment: Manufacturing floor environment is subject to exposure to noise, vibration, summer heat, moving objects and mechanical equipment hazards. Exposure to a wide variety of chemicals possible depending on assigned area. Work is often done with and around others as part of work teams and back-up from co-workers or supervisor is generally available.


Experience working in a manufacturing environment (high volume preferred.) Two-year Technical Degree in Manufacturing.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.