Compass Maker & General Production

    Website Brunton

    Brunton is seeking a motivated, dedicated worker to join our general production team, specifically in the compass assembly area. This role may also involve vial room and dark room specialty work. New workers are fully trained by experienced staff to learn the unique skills and procedures required for this job, so no prior experience is required.

    Any person under age 18 is not permitted to enter the machine shop, paint shop, vial room or dark room. This applicant must be 18 years or older.

    Brunton compasses and pocket transits have been manufactured in Riverton for over 50 years and are used by field professionals and outdoor enthusiasts all around the world, setting the global gold standard for quality, reliability, and precision. Brunton compass makers are part of a 130-year heritage, and they take immense pride in their work. Join us if you would like to help make the best compasses and transits in the world!


    • Work closely with current general production staff to help achieve Brunton’s production goals
    • General production tasks will focus on recreational compass assembly and include operations including, but not limited to: glueing, aligning, tying, packaging, and operation of ultrasonic welder
    • Specialized tasks in the vial room involve work with vacuum tanks and contact with mineral spirits and epoxies
    • Specialized tasks in the dark room involve work in low-light situations with photography chemicals and thin metal sheets
    • Adhere to high quality control standards, with extreme care for every process and product
    • Follow directions and procedures that are given, respecting the authority of supervisors
    • Be willing to cross over into other production and facility operations as needed and when asked
    • Adhere to all safety protocols and procedures throughout the work cycle
    • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment during operations that require it
    • Keep a neat, organized, and clean workspace


    • Be able to follow a variety of procedures well, paying close attention to detail
    • Be able to follow verbal and written directions from supervisors and team leaders
    • Have a positive attitude and be a team player
    • Be willing to learn how to work with specialized machinery
    • Have good dexterity and ability to work with small parts, including hand strength to press compass vials into baseplates
    • Be able and willing to work with chemicals and epoxies in safe and ventilated areas
    • Be able to measure and follow chemical and epoxy mixing procedures
    • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
    • Have excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Be able to sit or stand for long periods of time while remaining focused on tasks
    • Be able to do repeated procedures on large quantities of items

    REPORTS TO: Production Manager and Floor Supervisor

    • Position located in Riverton, WY at Brunton production facility
    • Full-time, 4-day, and part-time openings are available – flexibility to meet your needs
    • 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday work week
    • Full-time and 4-day (averaging at least 32 hrs/wk) workers are eligible for generous paid time off (PTO), insurance benefits, and retirement package, including several company matching opportunities; full-time (averaging 40 hrs/wk) workers receive the added benefit of paid holidays
    • Hourly pay starts at $9.86/hour during training period, with potential for additional $0.25- $0.50/hour once trained; subsequent annual raises based on skillset, time with company, and performance

    Complete the attached Application Form and submit in person at the Brunton headquarters at 2255 Brunton Court, Riverton, WY during work hours.

    Applications should be brought through the main front entrance and either handed to the Office/HR Manager or placed in the designated folder outside the Office/HR Manager’s office.

    If you would like to submit your application digitally, it can be emailed to our Production Manager, Eric Reid, at [email protected].

    If you have any questions about this position, please contact Eric at the above email address or (307) 857-4708.

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