Horizon Firearms: Custom Rifle Craftsman

Job Description:


  • Are you detail oriented?
  • Do you have a passion for creating a unique, high-quality firearm?
  • Do you have the ability to work independently?
  • Does working for a family-centric organization based in a small-town environment appeal to you?
  • Do the values of stewardship, versatility, and family resonate strongly with you?
  • Do you find the improvement of people’s lives through stewardship of God-given resources inspiring?

Then Horizon Firearms is for you!

We are looking for a creative and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Custom Shop Rifle Craftsman. You will be responsible for creating custom bolt action rifles based on written or verbal instructions developed from customer consultations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating unique and high-quality firearms, will be able to work independently to produce custom rifles that meet the specific needs and requirements of each customer, and have a strong background in gunsmithing, machining, and mechanical engineering.


  • Build custom bolt action rifles from scratch, including designing, prototyping, and testing.
  • Work with customers to understand their needs and preferences and provide recommendations on design and functionality.
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure that all rifles are built to the highest standards of quality and accuracy.
  • Continuously improve the design and manufacturing process to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in the firearms industry.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to produce content for social media.


  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with precision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to develop ideas based on verbal and written instructions.
  • An adaptable mindset, able to solve problems in a multitude of ways and select the solutions most appropriate for the project at hand.
  • Knowledge of the physical properties of a variety of materials and the intuition of how they may react under different conditions.
  • The ability to document and organize past successes and failures as references for future projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, arts, or other related creative fields.
  • At least 3 years of experience in mechanical engineering, fabrication, machining, or gunsmithing.
  • Strong knowledge of firearms and ballistics.
  • Personal portfolio showcasing creative projects is a huge plus.
  • Strong presentation skills a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Extended periods of standing and/or walking (33% – 100% of time)
  • Stooping, bending, twisting, leaning (50% – 75% of time)
  • Lifting of 25-50 lbs. occasionally (0% – 33% of time)

Work Environment:

  • Typically, inside a climate-controlled manufacturing space with the occasional need to work in manufacturing areas and outdoors to perform duties.
  • Occasional exposure to manufacturing environment where the use and wear of proper protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses or side shields on glasses and closed toe shoes are mandatory.