Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Zenith Firearms.  Please submit your resume and cover letter, explaining your skills and experience to: hr@zqcus.com.


Firearms Welder/Armorer

Zenith Firearms is seeking a positive, energetic, experienced and knowledgeable professional with demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative and high-performance environment.

This is an apprentice position that reports to the Master Armorer for Zenith Firearms, and will play a key role in the growth of the company.  A full-time position may be available at the completion of the apprenticeship.  The firearms welder will conduct all welding within the Zenith Firearms Custom/Repair Shop in order to customize and repair weapons for research and development purposes and customer needs.  Additionally, training will be provided to equip the hire to serve as a firearms armorer across the full range of Zenith Firearms products.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provides TIG welding in order to increase the shop’s ability to repair, modify and build weapons.
  • Maintains and repairs firearms.
  • Provides timely and accurate information in response to incoming customer concerns and product knowledge requests.
  • Works closely with the customer service department to resolve customer concerns and effect warranty repairs and replacements.
  • Inspects all incoming imports for adherence to product specifications and excellence.
  • Completes custom modifications, including DuraCoat refinishing and other Custom Shop projects.
  • Orders gunsmithing, welding and refinishing supplies.
  • Meets work standards by following production, productivity, quality, and performance standards; resolving operational problems; identifying work process improvements.
  • Makes recommendations to provide constant improvement to the operations conducted within the Zenith Firearms Custom/Repair Shop.
  • Enhances team and organization reputation by accepting responsibility for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintains and furthers professional knowledge and competence by participating in educational opportunities and in professional organizations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing other company tasks as needed.

Core Skills:

Candidates should be strong communicators who think creatively, are detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines.  They should thrive in a collaborative environment and possess strong problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills.  They should be able to operate both as an individual and as part of a team.  Besides these general skills, they should possess on the following:

  • Certification or excellent proficiency in TIG and MIG welding.
  • Mechanical inclination.
  • Proficiency in reading engineering plans and blueprints.
  • Familiarity with tooling for manufacturing and production.
  • In-depth product knowledge.
  • Technical excellence
  • Customer focus.
  • Problem solving/analysis skills.
  • Time management aptitude.
  • Teamwork orientation.

Work Location: Zenith Firearms, 10517 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, Virginia 22920

Working Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Travel: Occasional to trade shows and marketing events

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