Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Lyman Products Corporation is a leader in the exciting and growing shooting sports industry. Our product brands, Pachmayr®, TacStar®, ADTAC®, Trius®, Uni-Dot®, Butch’s , A-Zoom®, Targ-Dot® and Mark 7® are recognized throughout the industry. Our corporate mission is to establish performance excellence in all product lines and be a leader and innovator in our industry.

Job Title

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Reports To:

Director, Product Engineering


Middletown, CT

Company Overview:

Lyman Products Corporation is a leader in the exciting & growing shooting sports industry. Our product brands: Mark 7®, Pachmayr®, TacStar®, Trius®, Butch’s®, A-Zoom®, Targ-Dot® and Raytech® are recognized throughout the industry. Our corporate mission is to establish performance excellence in all product lines and be a leader and innovator in our industry. 


Lyman Products Corporation is looking for a creative individual who can bring immediate value to the company's growth plan. As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at Lyman Products Corporation, you will be at the forefront of innovation in the shooting sports industry. By leading meaningful projects through concept and design you’ll have an excellent chance to play a central role at a historic, established leader in the shooting sports industry.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions 

  • Collaborate with the marketing team to conduct research, find opportunities and create design proposals for innovative new products within our industry.
  • Capable of working well in a multi-disciplinary team environment with a high degree of collaboration.
  • Create conceptual, performance, and production criteria.
  • Facilitate the build and testing of proof of concept models and prototypes.
  • Develop and design components and assemblies for mechanical and/or electrochemical devices and tools.
  • Key contributor in component design: material and manufacturing method selection, analysis of mechanical stress and deformation, load distribution, tolerancing, and design for manufacturability, including preparation of detailed documentation and in-depth technical review.
  • Perform engineering calculations to support design concepts, including stress analysis/FEA for mechanical robustness, and tolerance models.
  • Creative, outside of the box implementation of mechanisms and sensors into automated machinery.
  • Interface with electronics team to insure seamless integration of electronics into designs and design fluidity.
  • Evaluate design alternatives based on cost, quality and production feasibility.
  • Work with internal, domestic and global suppliers to optimize designs for production.
  • Provide detailed production cost estimates.
  • Create ROI studies for capital justification.
  • Part set up, and creation of BOM’s and routings in the company’s ERP System.
  • Provide manufacturing and production support for new products and continuous improvement of existing products.
  • Interact with manufacturing, quality, and line personnel to implement new designs into production.
  • Ideal candidate has broad experience in designing parts for CNC machining, injection molding, stamping, formingand casting.

Desired Qualifications:

  • B.S. or higher in Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • 5-10 years of experience on a design engineering team, with a focus on quality, reliability, and commercialization.
  • Proven experience in precision manufacturing and design for manufacture.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with supplier management.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a developed sense of urgency.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, creativity, and project management skills.
  • Highly effective design skills in CAD (Solidworks) and in presenting concepts to project stakeholders
  • A background in mechatronics, including automated machines, motion control systems and sensor integration.
  • Experience in taking new products from concept through product launch and full lifecycle.
  • Motivated to achieve project milestones ahead of schedule, while maintaining alignment on goals, organized filesand attention to detail.
  • Ability to function in a team environment, respond to changing priorities, and take direction from leadership.
  • Comfortable motivating and leading project teams with enthusiasm and drive toward continuous improvement.
  • Highly effective in using MS Excel, Word, and Outlook to perform daily reporting, analysis and communication.
  • Experience working within an ERP System.
  • Firearm and accessory experience along with a knowledge of the shooting sports industry strongly preferred.

A successful candidate will have the technical ability to bring products from ideation through to commercialization and/or manufacturing. Instead of being a specialist in any single engineering discipline, the candidate must have broad technical aptitudes and interests. This position is ideal for a person who prefers to have a hands-on role in an open culture of collaboration, and thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment.

What We Can Offer:

  • An opportunity to work at a long-established company with strong growth and a leading position in the market.
  • A visible role with many exciting interfaces, internally and externally.
  • Opportunities that have the potential to be highly rewarding in seeing a concept taken all the way through to commercialization.


Working Conditions: 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

This position does require safety glasses for personal protective equipment. MUST CHECK AND USE POSTED PPE FOR SPECIFIC TASK-POSTED IN JOB AREA.


Lyman Products Corporation offers competitive wages and benefits.  Compensation may be commensurate withqualifications and experience, with benefit details being available upon request.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, on-site position (40 hours per week), with standard hours being Monday through Friday starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm, to include a 1-hour lunch break. Work outside of standard hours may be required as needed in certain circumstances. Some travel may be required. See the company handbook for recognized paid holidays, time-off policies, and other details

Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Lyman Products is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or learning disability, past/present mental disorder, intellectual disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis protected by law. Lyman also provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process.


Lyman Products, an equal opportunity employer, is always looking for high quality individuals to join our team. To further explore any of the positions mentioned on this page, please send your resume with reference to the specific job title, to the following address:

Lyman Products Corp

475 Smith Street

Middletown, CT 06457

Attn: Tina Pac at Human Resources

Email your resume now [email protected]

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