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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. We can work out a schedule with you that allows you to both work hard and play hard.
  • Opportunities for ride together days and participation in split fests.
  • Discounts on Spark R&D gear (as available) as well as proforms extending through the snowboard industry and beyond.
  • Demo product to try out the latest and greatest in splitboard gear from a variety of brands.
  • Employee swag and apparel.
  • Working with an amazing and passionate group of people.

Applicable to full-time permanent positions:

  • SIMPLE IRA Plan
  • Pacific Source Health Insurance for you and dependents
  • AFLAC
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Time off of 80 hours prorated for the first year, 120 hours per year thereafter
  • Bridger Bowl Seasons Pass
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Spark R&D Employee Purchase Discount and Incentives
  • Demo Product

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

2017 employee party: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3fI1YYJgVg

Current Openings

Anodizer

Email resumes to: jacob.wheeling@sparkrandd.com

Spark R&D, the industry-leading splitboard binding maker, is hiring Anodizers for Night and Graveyard Shift! Positions start at $18 per hour with a potential increase to $19 per hour beyond 60 days. A $1 premium is given for a Gallatin College Grad, MSU Engineering grad, or Graveyard shift.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently anodize aluminum parts in quantities and by order specified by Anodizing Manager.
  • Ensure parts are anodized in accordance with specified times, temperatures, pH values, current densities, concentrations, and other relevant anodizing parameters specified by Anodizing Manager.
  • Perform chemical and rinse tank maintenance or replacement as specified by Anodizing Manager.
  • Accurately count, rack, and de-rack aluminum parts pre- and post- anodization to ensure parts are anodized in the correct quantities.
  • Ensure parts are securely held on each rack that is to be anodized and that parts are not overlapping or touching on the racks to prevent spots and blemishes on finished parts.
  • Inspect anodizing racks regularly and ensure they are in good operable condition and that connections between rack components are tight. Perform routine maintenance on racks to ensure full electrical current transfer between buss bar and racking in the anodizing tanks.
  • Regularly inspect in-use anodizing equipment and report any malfunctions, failures, breakdowns, or poor performance to Anodizing Manager.
  • Pay regular attention to all in-use anodizing process controls and equipment including but not limited to: heating units, temperature controllers, liquid pumps, pipelines and pipeline connections, tanks, agitators, air pumps, voltage/amperage controllers, cathodes and buss bars, A/C units, fans, and cooling systems to ensure proper function and to catch any malfunctions, breakdowns, or overheating as soon as possible.
  • Regulate liquid levels of soap, etch, nitric, black dye, sealer, and sealer rinse tanks on a day-to-day basis.
  • Regularly check liquid levels of sulphuric acid tanks and report to Anodizing Manager when top-ups are needed.
  • Utilize proper rinsing techniques between each anodizing process tank to minimize chemical drag-in/drag-out as well as prevent anodizing blemishes due to acid spotting or poor rinsing.
  • Clearly update written anodizing schedules and paperwork orders when parts are completed or partially completed.
  • Perform quality control on all raw parts to be racked to ensure tumbling quality is satisfactory before parts are anodized. Separate substandard parts and record updated quantities on re-tumble box(es).
  • Perform quality control on all finished anodized parts to ensure high color consistency and finish quality. Separate substandard parts and record all relevant scrap information.
  • Receive re-tumbled parts from tumbling department as needed and ensure correct quantities were returned. Consolidate re-tumbled parts with like parts in anodizing department stock locations.
  • Package anodized parts in accordance with the kits specified on the written anodizing schedule. Keep an organized and properly labeled inventory location of partially completed kits.
  • Ensure packaged anodized parts are packed safely and securely to prevent cosmetic damage during transport, storage, or unpacking when transferring between departments.
  • Maintain cleanliness of anodizing floor, tables, tanks, lids, and other equipment on a day-to-day basis.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work and solve problems independently.
  • Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time and capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Day shift hours are 6am - 2pm, days are flexible.
  • Night shift hours are 2pm - 10pm, days are flexible.
  • Graveyard shift hours are 10pm- 6 am, days are flexible.

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.

Plastics Operator

Email resumes to: marcus@sparkrandd.com

Spark R&D, the industry-leading splitboard binding maker, is hiring Plastic Operators for week day and weekend shifts! No experience is required! Positions start at $18 per hour with a potential increase to $19 per hour beyond 60 days. A $1 premium is given for a Gallatin College Grad, MSU Engineering grad, or Graveyard shift.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Coordinate with plastics manager to develop bi-monthly work schedule.
·       Ensure prompt arrival/departure according to pre-arranged schedule.
·       Ensure quality of parts by ensuring molding parameters stay within predetermined levels.
·       Keep accurate production quantities to limit short runs and/or overruns.
·       Keep track of proper material mixtures for correct product and/or color.
·       Understand and be able to startup/shutdown molding machine as needed.
·       Assist Plastics Manager With:
-       Mold changeovers. 
-       Maintaining and servicing molding machine.
-       Maintaining existing molds.
-       Assembling and preparing new molds.
-       Weekly inventory as needed.
-       Color testing for trade shows.
-       Assist in troubleshooting molding and/or process problems (molder/chiller/dryer).
·       During Off Season Assist Manager with:
-       Electrical upgrades to shop.
-       Plastics area layout changes. 
-       Air compressor maintenance and upgrades.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time and capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Able to use pneumatic air guns, presses, and hand tools
  • Good communication

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.

Mill Operator

Email resumes to: aubrin@sparkrandd.com

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 Machining teams. We are looking for people to work weekend days or weekend nights. You'll learn new skills, work with cool people. Positions start at $18 per hour and increase to $19 within 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. 

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Operate mills to produce a variety of production parts.

-Ensure quality parts by performing quality checks and performing necessary machine/program adjustments.
-Replace and reset worn 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:
-Able to properly use and read measuring instruments: micrometers, calipers, go/no-go gauges, 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.
-Day shift hours are 6am - 2pm, Friday-Sunday 
-Night shift hours are 2pm - 10pm, Friday-Sunday
Both Part-time and Full-time positions are available. Starts at $18/hour with a $1 raise after 60 days, plus $1 for Gallatin College, Montana Tech, and MSU Engineering grads.

Binding Preassmebly

Email resumes to: mike.harwood@sparkrandd.com

Spark R&D, the industry-leading splitboard binding maker, is hiring Binding Assembly members for full-time day shifts! Positions start at $18 per hour.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist assembly lead in maintaining organized and accurate inventory
  • Assemble bindings, binding components, and crampons with other assembly team members
  • Count parts in process and finished goods to assist in accurate ERP entries
  • Conduct quality control checks throughout the assembly process
  • Assist machining with bending of flat parts as necessary
  • Assist with counting and recording processed parts in all sub-departments as needed
  • Alert supervisor if tools/fixtures are broken
  • Maintain clean work area. Clean and take out trash and the end of every shift

Skills and Qualifications:

    • Attention to detail
    • Able to use pneumatic air guns, presses, and hand tools
    • Good communication
    • Able to stand for long periods of time
    • Able to bend and lift 50 lbs.
    Full-time positions available. Starts at $18/hour.

Production Manager Assistant

Email resumes to: will@sparkrandd.com

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 team. You'll learn new skills, work with cool people. Positions start at $18 per hour and increase to $19 within 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.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Coordinate with plastics manager to develop bi-monthly work schedule.

- Ensure prompt arrival/departure according to pre-arranged schedule.

- Ensure quality of parts by ensuring molding parameters stay within predetermined levels.

- Keep accurate production quantities to limit short runs and/or overruns.

- Keep track of proper material mixtures for correct product and/or color.

- Understand and be able to startup/shutdown molding machine as needed.

·       Assist Plastics Manager With:
-       Mold changeovers.
-       Maintaining and servicing molding machine.
-       Maintaining existing molds.
-       Assembling and preparing new molds.
-       Weekly inventory as needed.
-       Color testing for trade shows.
-       Assist in troubleshooting molding and/or process problems (molder/chiller/dryer).
·       During Off-Season Assist Manager with:
-       Electrical upgrades to shop.
-       Plastics area layout changes.
-       Air compressor maintenance and upgrades.

Skills and Qualifications:

-Attention to detail
-Good communication
-Able to stand for long periods of time
-Able to bend and lift 50lbs

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

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