FN America-Columbia is an equal employment opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran, disability, or any other similarly protected status.

Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities: If you need reasonable accommodations or an alternative means to submit an application, please send an email to hrapplication@fnhusa.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. You may also contact: Janet Brown, Manager, Employee Development at (803)865-3517.


FN America-Columbia is currently accepting applications for the jobs listed below (press the Apply button for an online application):

  • Tool & Gage Technician
Works on highly complex tool and gage making projects with little to no technical instructions of supervisor or lead person. Performs the more difficult machining work on complicated details to meet exact dimensional and finish requirements, using any piece of tool room equipment. (3axis cnc mill, cnc lathe, cnc grinder, wire EDM, surface grinders). Analyze assignment and establish a process to fabricate from start to finish any gage, fixture or proto-type using any piece of tool room equipment efficiently. Analyze blueprints, sketches, models, verbal communication and project functionality to develop a process strategy that achieves the highest quality product. Investigate the difficulty and makes needed repairs and adjustments required, in a timely manner, to put fixtures back in use. Works closely with engineering department in development of models and prototypes using complicated mechanical, electronic and hydraulic control mechanisms. Ability to operate sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that all quality specifications are met. Able to program, set-up and operate a variety of CNC machines using the following software. (pt4, Auto-Cad, PEPS, Creo, Mastercam) Strong understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems as they relate to fixtures. Education/ Experience Requirements: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A 2 year degree in machine tool technology a plus. Eight to twelve years machining experience with increasing complexity and responsibility. Working knowledge of machining / assembly techniques, machine equipment and systems and machining principles. Must be computer literate with strong organizational skills. Proficient with Mastercam or Creo CAM software.All qualified are encouraged to apply for the above job opportunity. EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor


  • QA Technician
Working from blueprints, drawings, process documents, and using a wide variety of tools, gages, jigs, and measuring equipment, audits product at various stages of the manufacturing process. Level 1: • High school diploma (or GED); or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Six to twelve months of related experience in a manufacturing environment, blue print reading, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Level 2: Five to seven years related experience in a manufacturing environment. Must be proficient in at least two of the following (above and beyond those depicted by an asterisk): • Advanced math • First Article inspection • Advanced Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing • CMM programming • ASQ certification (CQT type of methodologies) • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing process, machine tool and tooling EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor


  • Maint Mechanic
The Maintenance Mechanic plans and performs work assignments to include repair and preventive maintenance on production machinery, Conventional & CNC, electrical / electronics systems, and facilities equipment. Seven to Ten years Maintenance experience. EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor


  • Chemical Engineer
Responsible for providing technical and engineering expertise on all chemical and environmental requirements. Provides technical and engineering expertise on storage, handling, use and disposal of all hazardous materials and wastes. Insures compliance with environmental reporting in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Principal Responsibilities: • Environmental compliance reporting to all Government agencies – City of Columbia, Richland County, State of South Carolina, & DHEC • Support the development of new processes and trouble shooting of plating issues in the Surface Finish Department • Maintain and develop laboratory procedures and work instructions pertinent to analysis of the bath chemistry. • Review supplier phosphate procedures prior to submittal to the Government • Train & certify vapor degreaser operators • Conduct chemical safety training to all Surface Finish employees on a yearly basis • Assist leading process improvement teams using Lean Manufacturing tools and methods Education/ Experience Requirements: • BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering • Five years experience in electrochemical processes and environmental engineering • Practical understanding of workplace 5S and Lean manufacturing principles. • Supervisory experience a plus • Experience in a general surface finish environment including hard chrome plating. • P.E. desirable • Environmental and NADCAP understanding • CEF – (Certified Electro Finishers) certified –AESF (American Electroplaters Society Finishing) preferred


  • Production Supervisor (Surface Finish)
Broad Function: The Production Supervisor (SF) is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the work for completion of chrome-plated and phosphate parts which meet military specifications based on FNA’s established processes and procedures. Responsible for the Safety, Quality, Productivity and Delivery performance of the Surface Treatment Department. Assist with the implementation of Lean principles and methods, measure Lean implementation based on published KPIs and sustain implemented improvements through standardization, training and continuous improvement. Principal Responsibilities: Performs those supervisory functions necessary for the effective management of the department, including the selection and development of employees. Employee counseling, motivation, planning, organizing and measuring the work performed. Establishes and maintains a safe and healthful working environment in accordance with OSHA requirements. Ensures compliance and actively coaches employees on the Five S program and implements and supports Lean Manufacturing initiatives. Ensure compliance to NADCAP requirements Prepare chrome line for NADCAP certification Education/ Experience Requirements: Knowledge of all chrome plating, phosphate and multi-finish line equipment with an understanding of plating theory required. At least three years working experience in a metal working environment. Bachelor’s degree in business or two year technical degree. Prior coating experience preferred Quality Engineering experience preferred Practical understanding of workplace 5S and Lean Manufacturing Principles. Must have experience in a teaming environment. EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor


  • Planner II
The Planner II is experienced in successfully planning multiple programs with proven capability to evaluate and establish systemic criteria for new product control as well as able to train and develop less experienced Planners. Principal Responsibilities: • Plans several product lines concurrently. • Proven ability to develop Master Production Schedules (MPS). • Experienced in the pre-planning activities necessary to analyze production capabilities in order to quote customer’s requests for bids. • Able to provide guidance to less experienced Planners to further develop their planning skills. • Successfully assisted or personally implemented the systemic criteria required to support new product introduction. • Possesses analytical skills necessary to review diverse planning data in order to establish the basis for reliable forecasts and the generation of Management Authorization Memorandums (MAM) or the equivalent. • Demonstrates exceptional abilities in the creation of spread sheets, in problem solving analysis, and in communication using both written and verbal forms. Education/ Experience Requirements: Planner II: • A Bachelor degree is preferred or equivalent experience. • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal forms. • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with an emphasis upon spread sheet development. Progress experiences a plus. • Minimum of six (6) years experience required in planning and/or scheduling of a complex mix of products comprised of both manufactured and purchased items. • Minimum of six (6) years experience utilizing an MRP/ERP inventory system to administer indentured product structures within a manufacturing environment required. • Minimum of six (6) years experience in a chip-cutting, manufacturing environment required. EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor


  • Internship Positions
FN America has the following Intern positions available for the summer at our Columbia, SC facility. We are currently looking for: Manufacturing Engineers, Purchasing and Quality students. Forty (40) hours per week. All qualified are encouraged to apply for the above job opportunity. EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor


  • Retail Sales / Store Manager Part Time
Nonexempt Full-time/Part Time: Part Time (Thursday – Saturday) 12:30pm-8:30pm Responsible for implementing the strategy set by Sales Department to include customer service, merchandising, and execution of store and company standards. Accountable and responsible for directing and developing an exceptional performing team that is sales driven, while creating and maintaining a customer service culture. Actively manage the business to achieve sales goals while protecting company assets and inventory at the store level. This is the point person in Columbia who is responsible for communicating the FNHUSA “Distinct Advantage.” Education/ Experience Requirements: • 3- 5 years of retail management experience preferred. • Extensive knowledge of firearms and processing firearms transactions preferred. • College degree in business, finance, or marketing a plus. • Strong communication and leadership skills. • Strong attention to customer service issues and ability to effectively interact with many different levels within an organization. • Ability to execute company standards successfully. • Computer skills with Microsoft Office and inventory software a plus. • Ability/flexibility to work any store hours. • EOE/M/F/Vets/Disability VEVRAA Federal Contractor