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Machining

Machining

From standard sheet to custom extrusions, our aluminum is sourced nearby and is the raw material for the majority of our binding and accessory parts. With our CNC mills and lathes and extremely talented machinists, we are able to produce a wide variety of parts in all shapes, sizes, and complex geometries. All scrap is sorted and recycled.

Anodizing

Anodizing

This electrochemical process puts the vibrantly colored finish on our aluminum parts
like baseplates, heel loops, tailclips, etc. More than just adding pretty colors, anodizing actually creates an aluminum oxide layer on the parts that hardens the material to make it stronger, more resistant to corrosion, more slippery to prevent snow stick, and in general preserves the material. It is a much more environmentally friendly process than powder coating or painting and adds almost no weight or thickness to the parts. The anodizing station is like a mini chemistry lab and requires precise operation and maintenance. All waste water is reused and our system features custom insulated dye and rinse tanks to reduce energy consumption.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding

We have been ramping up over the last three seasons to bring all of our plastic molding in-house. We started small with our Mr. Chomps heel block and centering bars then expanded to our Spark Pucks and snap blocks. In 2016/17 we began injection molding all our plastic parts in house including our Rip 'N' Flip Highbacks. For 2017/18 we added our Pillow Line ankle and toe straps to the list of plastic products we are producing in-house!

Pad Printing

Pad Printing

Our product graphics were originally all laser etched, but we have been pad printing in-house since 2012 and it has opened up a world of possibilities for product graphics. Not only is it faster, more colorful, and more consistent ….it’s super fun. We select, test, and color match our own inks and every Spark product with graphics has been hand printed by one of our own employees.

Assembly

Assembly

Our modern assembly line is equipped with a grip of air guns, several quality control checkpoints, an incredible team of detail oriented hardworking guys and gals, and everything from hip hop to hair metal blaring from the shop speakers. Beyond the eye-catching technology in our factory, Spark R&D’s greatest asset is its people. Our team is as passionate about putting out good product as they are about shredding with it in the mountains nearby.

We're lucky to build products that bring joy to people and allow them to splitboard places they otherwise couldn't. We are as excited to help splitboarders get out in the backcountry and explore as we are about getting out ourselves. We’re looking for awesome individuals who want to share our stoke for snowboarding, splitboarding, and building bindings.

Some of the perks for working at Spark R&D include:

  • Flexible scheduling
    • Winter really drives who we are as a company, to reflect this we offer Shred Wednesdays so we can all have an extra day to ride and remember why are are doing what we're doing!
    • Summer in Bozeman is amazing! Depending on workloads we accommodate a number of different ways to take advantage of what Montana has to offer.
  • Employee discounts on Spark R&D gear as well as other discounts extending through the snowboard industry and beyond.
  • Demo product in case you don't have your own splitboard equipment yet, or just want to try something new.
  • Sweet Spark R&D swag and apparel.
  • Work with an amazing and passionate group of people.

Applicable to full time permanent positions:

  • SIMPLE IRA Plan
  • Healthcare reimbursement program
  • AFLAC

Check out the positions below and drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Current Openings

Hiring Assembly Positions

Spark R&D is seeking driven and reliable individuals to join our assembly team. In this fast-paced environment employees will learn all the skills necessary to create the world's best splitboard binding. Position starts at $10 per hour, employees will be eligible for discounts on spark gear, access to demo products, as well as discounts on other outdoor brands. The right candidate is comfortable standing for prolonged periods, using pneumatic drills and has an eye for detail. No experience needed. Email your resume today to schedule an interview!

Please submit resumes to Steve at steve@sparkrandd.com


We are always happy to receive a good resume even if we don’t have any current openings.  Please email to info@sparkrandd.com

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