Supervisor, Production Range
Columbia, SC Test Range
Job Type

FN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary

The Production Range Supervisor ensures the safe operation of the production range while leading a team of weapons testers while instilling a culture of professionalism, a relentless focus on safety and quality, and a customer-oriented mindset (both internal and external customers). The Production Range supervisor is responsible for ensuring that every Military, Law Enforcement, and Commercial weapon is tested to the exact testing requirements and all required records are accurately maintained and submitted. The Production Range Supervisor also assesses, recommends, and drives the implementation of process improvements, equipment and/or facility upgrades, safety countermeasures, and training.

Job Duties

  • Maintains a high-level commitment to safety to ensure a workplace free of recognized hazards according to local, state, and federal regulations and general best practices.
  • Applies a servant leadership philosophy in leading a team across multiple shifts within the department and is accountable for coaching, development, and hiring.
  • Ensures all weapons are tested, cleaned, and inspected in accordance with appropriate Operations Control Sheet (OCS) and Military Specification (MILSPEC) requirements.
  • Provides instruction and oversight of range regulations within the Range Safety Policy and the Range Safety Operation Procedure (SOP).
  • Completes daily inspections of the assigned area and maintains all daily inspection sheets.
  • Manages an audit-ready inventory of ammunition along with the security and safe handling of firearms, ammunition, and other Government Furnished Materials (GFMs).
  • Reviews new contracts to determine weapons/spares testing criteria, ammunition requirements, and GFM requirements.
  • Oversees monthly Lot Acceptance Testing and submits Lot Acceptance Records to pertinent Quality Engineers for Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) review.
  • Oversees quarterly GFM inventory.
  • Assists in troubleshoots issues regarding weapons cleaning, inspection, and packaging.
  • Completes annual performance reviews for all direct reports.
  • Ensures all direct reports complete required training and physical evaluations that are pertinent to their job.
  • Performs continuous improvement enhancements within work areas by participating/ leading Kaizen and Lean initiative improvement projects. 
  • Conducts a thorough root cause analysis when a problem is identified and ensures implementation of corrective actions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required. A Bachelor of Science in Engineering is preferred.

Experience Requirements

Four years of supervisory experience in a military, law enforcement, or manufacturing environment is required.

Skills and Competencies

All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation. Additional requirements of this position include:

  • Experience with documentation control.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and effective problem solving.
  • Proficient knowledge of firearms safety regulations, firearms (military and commercial), and ammunition. 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Proficient knowledge of military and commercial testing procedures and contracts. If not already, will need to become a subject matter expert on all testing procedures and contractual requirements at onset of role.
  • Experience with range tools, equipment, and software as commonly used today. This individual would be responsible for ensuring the current tools, equipment, and software are maintained and correlated based on set standards. – Preferred
  • Experience with range maintenance (ventilation, target retrieval, gravel traps, water traps, snail traps, etc.) – Preferred 


Microsoft Office tools, ERP Systems preferred. Weapon fixtures and stands, range data recording devices and software, magazine loaders, small hardware tools, measuring equipment, gaging.


Range Safety Officer (RSO) Certification - Preferred.

Federal, law enforcement, or NRA firearms instructor - Preferred.

First Responder/First Aid Certification - Preferred.

Working Conditions

Typical manufacturing environment with some travel between buildings and to other locations required. May be exposed to loud noises, chemicals, heavy machinery, ambient temperatures, and firearms when on the plant floor or on the range.  

Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds unassisted and up to 50 pounds assisted.

All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others. 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

FN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call: 803-736-0522. 

We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor.