Beretta U.S.A. is currently looking for a R&D Technician to work out of our Gallatin, TN facility.


The R&D Technician conducts activities related to: Assembly, inspection, maintenance, and modification of prototype firearms and other new products. Test of prototypes during the design phase of a project. Suggest modifications to prototype products, new products and existing products. Perform validation testing of new products prior to production release. Perform validation and or confirmation testing of modifications introduced to existing products. Assist in training manufacturing in assembling and testing new products as well as troubleshooting existing products. Assist in military lot testing.


Help in establishing assembly processes, enhancements of functionality, refinements and fine tuning through manual adjustments and or simple machining of parts of new products. Develop product test plans and test protocols. Record detailed results of product tests in real-time. Perform testing on new R&D products or modifications of current production products. Propose product improvements through trouble shooting and failure analysis. Generate very detailed and extensive technical reports utilizing Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Perform validation testing on new Products or modifications of current production Products according to detailed test protocols. Execute dimensional measuring and managing the operation of dedicated laboratory instruments (speed, pressure, force measurements etc.). Assist in setup and takedown of sensitive testing equipment (high speed video, acoustic targeting, etc.) Perform daily maintenance and upkeep of R&D firing ranges and prototyping room.   Secure R&D areas during ‘off’ hours. Assist with production testing, as needed. Assist in safety and process training of new employees in roles that require test shooting of firearms. Participate as a lead shooter (proof testing, function testing, reliability testing, and targeting testing) in military lot acceptance tests. Perform other duties as assigned.


• Frequently required to continuously stand for long periods.
• Frequently required to fire extremely large amounts of ammunition of all calibers through all types of firearms.
• Requires wearing safety protective equipment: face shield (optional,) ear plugs, head phones, ANSI safety glasses, and “Tyvek” lab coat (for extensive range cleanup).
• Performance of duties requires working in seasonally high and low temperatures, and in areas of high noise levels.
• Physical exertion is required to lift and transport up to 75 lb.
• Requires manual dexterity. Physical effort is required for continuous and strenuous arm and hand usage.
• Performance of task requires exposure to chemicals, lead, and powder propellant.
• Annual hearing and blood tests are required


• Experience with firearms (some familiarization of basic ballistics).
• Safe firearms handling.
• Work in extreme temperatures and high noise areas.
• Maintain alertness and attention to detail while performing potentially hazardous tasks.
• Display maturity and emotional stability.
• Identify functioning, targeting, and reliability deficiencies of pistols and rifles.
• Must be able to follow detailed work instructions test protocols and directions.
• Must have the capability to write detailed test reports in an organized fashion.
• Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
• Must be neat and well organized.
• Capability to perform simple machining operations.
• Strong trouble shooting and problem solving capabilities.
• Experience with product failure analysis.
• Experience with manufacturing processes.
• Must have the capacity to learn new skills, new technologies and the use of complicated test and measuring equipment.


• Minimum five years experience in related field.
• Background as Gunsmith or equivalent firearms experience, with strong skills in assembly, refinements, improvements and modifications to firearms.
• Documented prior experience in safe firearms handling is required.
• Ability to communicate proficiently, both orally and in writing.
• Must be able to work in a professional office team environment.
• Ability to use firearms proficiently.
• Strong interpersonal qualities.
• Use of safety equipment as required.

Disclaimer: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. There is no relocation assistance offered for this position.


Beretta U.S.A. is currently looking for a successful 1st shift CNC Technician to start in our Accokeek, Maryland facility and transfer to our new facility in Gallatin, TN within the next few months.


CNC Technician - also referred to as Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Technician.  Oversee shift output of operations to produce product that meets company quality specifications while following standard operating procedures to achieve production quotas.  During the machining process, the technician constantly monitor the CNC control module, checking to see if any problems exist and to ensure that the machine tools run in a steady, continuous manor.  This is a 24-hour operation.  Position substrate in vises or fixtures on a CNC machine, lathe, milling machine, or other.   Detect problems by listening for specific sounds, a dull cutting tool or excessive vibration. Ensure that the work piece is being properly lubricated and cooled also visually inspect parts for abnormalities to detect broken or worn tools.  Based on output from tolerance gauges and CMM reports, make tool changes as well as tool offset adjustments as necessary to achieve product quality.


• Assign workers to workstations in order to meet production requirements.
• Monitor production and adjust work assignments, supply of material, and machine operation when necessary.
• Confer with supervisor to receive instructions and exchange production information.
• Train workers in equipment operation.
• Perform duties of operators as required to maintain production.
• Properly assemble and pre-set tooling to be loaded into CNC machines.
• Make tool changes and machine adjustments (offsets) as per results of gauging and CMM read outs.
• Monitor the machining of raw materials using calibrated instruments, CMM and graphic instructions (blueprints, process sheets, CMM reports, etc.) to ensure products meet Beretta U.S.A. quality standards.
• Operate various CNC machine centers in multiple workstations.
• Operate multiple CNC machine centers simultaneously.
• Clean machine fixtures and load raw material.
• Prepare parts by deburring, sanding or cleaning for fixture placement.
• Report errors in production and performance to immediate supervisor.


• Monitor tool management systems.
• Ensure shift maintains work area including cleaning equipment and work area.
• Perform preventive maintenance on machines.
• Start up and shut down machines
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Work is performed while standing and requires constant walking back and forth from machine to machine within workstations.
• Personal safety protective equipment required.
• Performance of duties requires working in confined areas and seasonal temperatures.
• Work with or around oils, coolants, and cleaning solutions.
• Work area may have uneven or slippery floor conditions.
• Physical exertion may require lifting up to 40 pounds and transporting up to a distance of 20 feet. Lifts in excess of 40 pounds may be required with assistance.
• Make delicate and highly controlled muscular movements to locate small components in fixtures and vises.


• Strong communication and leadership skills
• Capable of reading basic CNC programs.
• Capable of using Windows base software, MS Excel, MS Word.
• Understand the principles of CNC machine operations. (Ex. Cartesian Coordinate System)
• Education in the function of tools and equipment used in precision metal cutting.
• Recognize problems with machines.
• Be proactive to machining problems.
• Keep count of parts produced daily and hold shift operators accountable for quality or productivity misses.
• Perform basic mathematical calculations.


• Two to three years of experience operating horizontal CNC machining centers or technical school equivalent.
• Experience as shift leader in machining environment
• Educated in mathematics.
• Knowledge of Geometric Tolerance.
• Educated in occupational hazards and required safety precautions.
• High school graduate diploma/GED or equivalent required.


Beretta U.S.A. is currently looking for a successful CNC Electro-Mechanical Technican in Gallatin, TN.


The CNC Electro-Mechanical Technician will provide electrical and mechanical repairs to all CNC manufacturing equipment, heat treatment and surface finishing equipment, assembly and packaging equipment, and perform facility maintenance as required.  The technician will complete assigned preventive maintenance and routine work order requests on a daily bases.


ElectricalTroubleshoot and repair CNC mills, lathes and grinders to include repairing and/or replacing CNC controls and interfacing, display monitors, drives, motors, power supplies, electronic circuit boards, PLC’s, limit switches, proximity switches, photo electric switches, relays, and other various electrical and electronic components. Installation or relocation of electrical conduit, wiring, outlets, breakers, transformers, lighting, and disconnect switches in accordance with the National Electrical Code requirements.

Mechanical: Troubleshoot and repair CNC mills, lathes and grinders to include repairing and/or replacing mechanical components such as: ballscrews, thrust bearings, waycovers, spindles, gearboxes, and hydraulic and pneumatic system components.
Move and relocate CNC equipment as needed.
Welding and fabrication: MIG, TIG, Stick, and Plasma Cutter.
Plumbing skills: Installation of piping, fittings, valves, pumps and related items.
Performs other duties as assigned.

• Exposure to all hazards within manufacturing facility including chemical, noise, high/low voltage, etc.
• General manufacturing environment.
• Personal safety protective equipment as required.

• Must have 3-5 years’ experience repairing CNC horizontal mills, vertical mills, lathes, and grinders in an industrial manufacturing environment.
• Ability to troubleshoot and repair CNC equipment with minimum supervision.
• Read and understand electrical, electronic, and mechanical schematics and drawings.
• Proficient in troubleshooting and repairing pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
• Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
• Lockout/Tagout procedures.
• Distinguish colors.
• Lift 40 pounds.

Must have 3-5 years’ experience repairing CNC horizontal mills, vertical mills, lathes, and grinders in an industrial manufacturing environment.
Prefer candidates with vocational training in CNC Equipment Repair or an Associate in Electronics.

Disclaimer: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

There is no relocation assistance offered for this position. 



Please apply in one of the following ways:
You can fax your resume and information to (301) 283-4591
You can call our job hotline at (301) 283-2191 ext. 2511

You can mail your resume and information to:

Beretta USA Corp:
Attn: Human Resources
17601 Beretta Drive
Accokeek, MD 20607

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with Beretta, please call 301-283-2191 ext. 1250 or e-mail us at