Vista Outdoor Product Design Engineer III in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

Our Eagle Industries Inc . Virginia Beach, VA facility is seeking a Product Design Engineer III to add to our team. The Product Design Engineer III will be responsible for developing products for our VISTA Tactical Nylon brands. This position will work closely with all facets of our business: marketing, sourcing, purchasing, manufacturing, quality, scheduling, and operations to assure coordinated transition of products to manufacturing. The ability to lead projects and work in cross functional teams is essential.

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to

  • Position will require guiding teams to take product designs from concept through production.

  • Uses computer-assisted design/drafting including pattern making and 3D CAD software to develop designs.

  • Approves final samples of proposed projects, checking dimension of parts, material to be used, relation of one part to another and relation of various parts to whole structure or project.

  • Travel to manufacturing facility (Puerto Rico), trade shows, and vendor visits.

  • Able to evaluate current market trends and identify future needs for new projects.

  • Utilize knowledge of various machines, design practices, mathematics, materials and other physical sciences to complete designs.

  • Responsible maintaining an organized design file system

  • Prepare quotations for outsourced, tooling and equipment to support the business unit requirements.

  • Participate in concurrent design reviews.

  • Evaluate and approve drawings, routings/ MI’s, specs and other documents.

  • Create and revise technical drawings.

  • Design and procure tools/equipment with supervisor approval or spending limits within budgets.

  • Write appropriation requests.

  • Develop Quality Control and inspection criteria for new products.

  • Evaluate and solve production problems.

  • Train assemblers or conduct training to introduce new processes.

  • Prepare/manufacture prototypes as required.

  • Must allow time studies and product design processes videotaping.

  • Additional duties assigned by Supervisor.


  • 5+ years’ experience general engineering or product development

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Creative Design, Industrial Design, or Engineering in related field

  • Experience with accessory products for shooting sports, such magazines, bipods, stocks, holsters, etc. a plus

  • Proficient in 3D modeling software a plus

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience guiding interdepartmental teams

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Proficient in pattern design software

  • Must be a self-starter and results oriented

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!

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