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Maxon Shooters Supplies Gunsmith in Des Plaines, Illinois

Summary

Welcome to our Maxon Shooter?s Supplies & Indoor Range (https://www.maxonshooters.com/contact/about-us/) job posting, we are currently looking to hire more great people for our gunsmith team right now! We have been a pillar of the firearms community around Chicago since 1953 and we consider it our mission to grow, broaden, and expand OUR community. We want to be THE place to experience the world of shooting sports, and we want your help to make it the best experience possible for every customer! Gunsmiths are an essential part of the Maxon team and provide a variety of services. From simple sight installation and scope mounting to more complex custom work including machine work and stippling. Our gunsmiths need to be able to troubleshoot, repair, disassemble and reassemble all types of firearms ranging from handguns, rifles and shotguns. In addition, you should also be able to diagnose and fix accuracy problems. The personal relationships you form in this community can be very rewarding, so keep on reading if this sounds like a good fit for you!

Responsibilities and Duties

A Maxon gunsmith should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Repair ejecting & firing problems on handguns, rifles, shotguns

  • Inspect, disassemble, clean, oil and reassemble all types of firearms

  • Repair damaged parts or order appropriate replacement parts and install them

  • Repair and/or install barrels

  • Install sights on handguns, rifles, shotguns

  • Mount scopes and use laser bore-sighter to confirm settings

  • Machine work to change the length, re-crown or thread a barrel

  • Refinish or repair wooden stocks

  • Bead-blast and re-finish

Qualifications & Skills

  • At least 21 years of age with valid FOID card

  • Gunsmithing degree or certificate from reputable institution

  • At least 1 year of full-time paid gunsmith work

  • References to show quality of work

Physical Requirements:

  • Extended periods of standing.

  • Lifting and/or pushing objects up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis

  • Working on a ladder at heights of up to 10 feet.

Benefits and Perks

  • $18-$22 per hour or 40% commission or a negotiable split of hourly and commission dependent upon your experience and preference

  • Paid time off after 2000 hrs worked (approximately 1 year full-time)

  • A paid day off every year on your birthday

  • Option to join group health insurance

  • Option to purchase disability insurance

  • Unlimited use of the ranges on your off time

  • Substantial employee discounts on firearms and accessories

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