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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


Human Resource/Accounting/Office Assistant (possible MSU internship credit)

This is a part-time (15-20 hours/week), very flexible, seasonal position with the objective of assisting with the completion of human resource and accounting tasks along with additional miscellaneous tasks as requested.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize and restock office and cleaning supplies
  • Run miscellaneous errands (e.g. Bank, Post Office, Office Supplies, etc.)
  • File employee info, old receipts, etc.
  • Update various physical and electronic calendars
  • Update various physical and electronic employee forms (e.g. Emergency Contact Form, Employee Work Schedules)
  • Send miscellaneous internal emails as reminders and updates for employees
  • Make sure employee forms are up to date
  • Make sure there are New Hire Packets available for managers
  • Assist in the completion of New Hire Packets for employees
  • Collect and record miscellaneous internal documents (e.g. High Five Awards for employee recognition)
  • Print, deliver and collect Employee Time Cards on pay days
  • Assist in coordinating the celebrating of employee birthdays
  • Assist in the creation of employee guidelines and forms
  • Assist in Petty Cash reconciliation
  • Assist in Credit Card/Charge Account reconciliation and receipt management

Spark R&D has a fun atmosphere and you’ll be exposed to the inner workings of an entire manufacturing facility seeing raw material worked into a final product ready for sale. This role has a significant impact on the employees and culture of the company and if you do the job well your work will be evident through the whole building and appreciated by many.

It would be awesome if you have strong computer skills, especially Excel, and some background in accounting but if you have the right attitude and a passion to learn we can work with that. You just can’t be scared to get your hands dirty and get stuff done. Additionally, depending on your field of study, this opportunity could possibly be used as an internship through MSU.

Wage: Depends on Experience

Contact: Matt@sparkrandd.com

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: https://www.sparkrandd.com/2016/10/manufacturing-day-2016/
2017 employee party: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3fI1YYJgVg
Shred Wednesday video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYFd9CJWF6w


Pad Printing

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 Pad Printing team. You'll learn new skills, work with cool people, and be frequently treated to gourmet donuts from Granny's. Position starts at $12 per hour, you will be eligible for raises at 30 and 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, operating machinery and has an eye for detail.

No experience required. Email your resume to steve@sparkrandd.com to schedule an interview! Full-time preferred. Positions are seasonal and will go from now until mid-December or mid-January, however, permanent status is possible after such time.

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: https://www.sparkrandd.com/2016/10/manufacturing-day-2016/
2017 employee party: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3fI1YYJgVg
Shred Wednesday video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYFd9CJWF6w


Assembly Team Member

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, and be frequently treated to gourmet donuts from Granny's. Position starts at $10 per hour, you will be eligible for raises at 30 and 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 steve@sparkrandd.com to schedule an interview! Full-time preferred. Positions are seasonal and will go from now until mid-December or mid-January, however, permanent status is possible after such time.

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: https://www.sparkrandd.com/2016/10/manufacturing-day-2016/
2017 employee party: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3fI1YYJgVg
Shred Wednesday video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYFd9CJWF6w

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