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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

Night Shift CNC Mill Operator

Spark R&D, the industry-leading splitboard binding maker, is hiring CNC Mill Operators!

Here at Spark, we make a wide variety of splitboard bindings and accessories for people who are passionate about getting out and earning their turns. We manufacture the world's best splitboard binding right here in Bozeman, MT. We are seeking hard-working, passionate, and reliable individuals to join our machining team. You'll learn new skills, work with a rad crew, and help us to grow as a company.

We are 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 rad bindings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate vertical and horizontal CNC mills to produce a variety of production parts.
  • Ensure quality parts by performing quality checks and performing necessary machine/program adjustments.
  • Replace and reset broken tooling.
  • Prepare stock with a hydraulic shear and bandsaw.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work area.
  • Accurately track daily productivity and inventory.
  • Bend parts using hydraulic and manual presses.
  • Load and unload vibratory bowl tumblers.
  • Perform regular machine maintenance and maintain daily consumable levels.
  • Perform other necessary machine shop tasks
  • Occasionally assist other departments around the shop as the need arises.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous machining experience or automated equipment operation.
  • Able to properly use and read measuring instruments: micrometers, calipers, go/no-go gages, etc.
  • Able to read and interpret part drawings.
  • Ability to work and solve problems independently.
  • Possesses a strong mechanical aptitude as well as good math skills.
  • Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time and capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Hours are 2 pm to 10 pm, 5 days a week. All shifts operate 7 days a week, expect to work 1 weekend day. Exact weekly schedule TBD.

After 60-days of employment all spark employees have access to Employee Purchase Discount and Incentives as well as free use of the Demo Product Fleet.

Due to COVID-19 procedures, Spark R&D is closed to the public, walk-ins are not allowed at this time. Please submit your resume by email only.

Email Resume to Ben@sparkrandd.com


Binding Assembly

Spark R&D manufactures the best splitboard bindings and accessories in the world right here in Bozeman. We are seeking driven and reliable individuals to join our assembly team. You'll learn new skills, work with cool people. Position starts at $12 per hour, you will be eligible for raises at or before 60 days. Employees will also be eligible for discounts on Spark R&D and other outdoor gear, and will have access to demo products. The right candidate is comfortable standing for prolonged periods, using pneumatic drills and has an eye for detail.

No experience required. Email your resume to schedule an interview --> Steve@sparkrandd.com. Full-time preferred, ideal candidates would be available to work fulltime through fall and winter. Positions are seasonal and will go from now until End of Production, however, permanent status is possible after such time. Positions available to start immediately. Please be prepared to wear facial covering to interview-IE mask, bandanna etc.

A little about us:

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.

Manufacturing day 2016: http://sparkrandd.com/2016/10/manufacturing-day-2016/
2017 employee party: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3fI1YYJgVg


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