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Spark R&D Adds Second Building in Bozeman, Montana Spark R&D has announced the purchase of a second building in Bozeman, Montana. The new building is directly across the street from their current 12,000 sq ft headquarters and adds an additional 7,000 square feet of mixed office and warehouse space for the company to utilize. “We’ve known for some time now that we were going to need to expand our physical space,” explains Will Ritter, Spark R&D’s owner and lead designer....

https://engearment.com/news/spark-rd-adds-second-building/
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Staying hydrated in the backcountry is key. Then again, so is travelling light. The solution? The Beer Caddie!

Sure, your touring buddy might feel a little exploited when they realise they’ve just hauled a couple of tins up 3,000 vertical feet, but those worries will soon fade away with that first swig of a crispy cold bad boy on the summit. *Gulp*… Ahh!

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Spark R&D to bring you a series of Splitboard Hacks - tips for touring and tricks to make life easier on the trail!

Head to the link below for our full series of Splitboard Hacks:
https://whitelines.com/snowboarding-advice/splitboard-hacks-the-top-tricks-and-tips-for-touring.html

Bootpacking along a ridgeline, or simply walking from the house to the snowline? The ‘Ski Carry’ is a simple hack to secure your splitboard with minimal faff and to get on the move with maximum efficiency.

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Spark R&D to bring you a series of Splitboard Hacks - tips for touring and tricks to make life easier on the trail!

Head to the link below for our full series of Splitboard Hacks:
https://whitelines.com/snowboarding-advice/splitboard-hacks-the-top-tricks-and-tips-for-touring.html

We’ve all done it – we’re in a hurry to be the first one ready and get the pick of the line at the drop-in, only to reach the bottom, set up for walk mode, and realise your skins are wet or frozen from the botched transition up top. The fix? Simple! Stick them in your jacket before you drop to keep pthem from freezing up.

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Spark R&D to bring you a series of Splitboard Hacks - tips for touring and tricks to make life easier on the trail!

Head to the link below for our full series of Splitboard Hacks:
https://whitelines.com/snowboarding-advice/splitboard-hacks-the-top-tricks-and-tips-for-touring.html

Splitboarding is growing, and so are Spark R&D 👀
You know that chapstick you keep in the bottom of your backpack and haven’t applied to your lips once? Well, it turns out there’s another handy use for it in the backcountry. Next time you find your climbing wires getting a little tough to lever into position, apply a small amount to the wires et voila! Silky smooth adjustments, once again!

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Spark R&D to bring you a series of Splitboard Hacks - tips for touring and tricks to make life easier on the trail!

Head to the link for our full series of Splitboard Hacks: https://whitelines.com/snowboarding-advice/splitboard-hacks-the-top-tricks-and-tips-for-touring.html

Let’s gooooo !!!! Spark R&D
A bit like forgetting to defrost the car windscreen 10 minutes before you leave for work, there’s nothing worse than forgetting to de-ice your splitboard skins before the ride down only to find the glue no longer sticking for the next ascent moments later...

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Spark R&D to bring you a series of Splitboard Hacks - tips for touring and tricks to make life easier on the trail!

Head to Whitelines.com or the link below for our full series of Splitboard Hacks:

https://whitelines.com/snowboarding-advice/splitboard-hacks-the-top-tricks-and-tips-for-touring.html

No one should ever complain about too much fresh snow, but it can make putting your bindings back into ride mode a little tricky. Next time your board keeps sinking into all those freshies, remember – use your boot!

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Spark R&D to bring you a series of Splitboard Hacks - tips for touring and tricks to make life easier on the trail!

Head to Whitelines.com or the link down below for our full series of Splitboard Hacks:

https://whitelines.com/snowboarding-advice/splitboard-hacks-the-top-tricks-and-tips-for-touring.html

Support your local avalanche centre and get a sweet shirt from our friends at Spark R&D 👇
https://www.sparkrandd.com/

Get the forecast at www.avalanche.ca

Dedicated to pushing innovation in splitboarding since 2006. Your feedback and enthusiasm for backcountry riding has continued to inspire our creativity.

Based out of Bozeman, Montana, Spark R&D is rider owned and operated, dedicated to pushing innovation in the sport of splitboarding since 2005. With a view of the Bridger Mountains from our shop, we design and build splitboard specific bindings and accessories with backcountry performance coming first. Thank you for supporting Spark R&D.

Operating as usual

01/01/2023

Happy New Year splitboarders! We hope your 2023 is filled with smooth skin tracks, stable snow, and epic pow days with your favorite people.

P: Pierre Lucianaz
R: Ettore Personnettaz

Out For A Rip - Part III "Arctic Edition" 12/28/2022

Out For A Rip - Part III "Arctic Edition"

🙋‍♂️ Raise your hand if you'd go out for a rip with this crew! We would.

Justin Lamoureux, Harry Kearney, Timmy B. Taussig, Jessa Gilbert Art, and Cedric Landry.

Out For A Rip - Part III "Arctic Edition" Part III - Arctic EditionIn search of high alpine turns the crew heads to Arctic Norway to explore the Lyngen Alps region with the help of some local legends...

Caught in an avalanche. Is freeriding worth the risk? | Arctic Lines - Twenty Chapter 2 12/23/2022

Caught in an avalanche. Is freeriding worth the risk? | Arctic Lines - Twenty Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of Antti Autti's 3-part series, Twenty, is now live. The episode kicks off with an intense avalanche situation and then dives deep into risk assessment and risk tolerance. It's a topic all splitboarders, not just pros and big line seekers, should consider and think about critically. It's not all heavy though, chapter 2 concludes with an incredible line in Northern Norway, close to the Finnish border.

Caught in an avalanche. Is freeriding worth the risk? | Arctic Lines - Twenty Chapter 2 Arctic Lines presents: Twenty – A documentary series about a freeride snowboarder's journey towards sustainabilityTWENTY CHAPTER TWORisk-taking is part of sn...

CTM DAY TICKET 28. Januar 2023 12/17/2022

CTM DAY TICKET 28. Januar 2023

Have you ever wanted to test the best splitboard gear on the market in the heart of the Austrian Alps? Well then, let us introduce you to the Climb the Mounain festival. It’s an incredible test event in Silvretta, AT that includes gear demos, safety workshops, and guided tours. If you book with the code ctm-spark you’ll save yourself 14€. We’ve personally attended this event and it is outstanding.

CTM DAY TICKET 28. Januar 2023 Splitboard Testival Day Ticket 2023 - sei dabei für nur 29 € das größte Splitboard Testival der Alpen! 18. Climb the Mountain | Festival für…

12/15/2022

✅ The Perfect Gift for the Splitboarder in Your Life ✅

When you purchase an ‘I Support My Local Avy Center’ T-shirt or Hoody, we’ll donate $20 to the avy center of your choice! It’s a win/win! T’s come in men’s and women’s sizes, while the hoodies are unisex and come in a super-soft tri-blend material.

Follow the link to check out the gear >> https://www.sparkrandd.com/product/spark-apparel/i-support-my-avy-center-gear/

Spark R&D Splitboard Bindings | Quick Fire Quiver Reviews 12/13/2022

Spark R&D Splitboard Bindings | Quick Fire Quiver Reviews

Our friends at Whitelines Snowboarding Magazine have produced an excellent video that covers our new ST Tech and 22/23 binding line. If you have any questions about what Spark has going on this winter and want that info from an established, outside source, we highly recommend checking out the Quick Fire review!

Spark R&D Splitboard Bindings | Quick Fire Quiver Reviews Welcome to the Whitelines Quick Fire Quiver Series! We'll be taking a look at some of our favourite collections of snowboard gear from various brands, and ta...

12/09/2022

You know we're into the winter season when the first episode of The Splitboard Project drops! In episode 1 of season 3, Will and Mark discuss early season precautions, gear checks, and splitboard movies, and Mark interviews Team Rider Elena Hight, and chats with Holden Outerwear founder, Scott Zergebel, about splitboarding in Southern California. It's a full show and we know the splitboarders out there will dig it.

Listen >> https://www.sparkrandd.com/2022/12/07/the-splitboard-project-s3-e1/

Photos from Spark R&D's post 12/08/2022

We're excited to share that Nick Russell has officially joined the Spark Team! Nick's splitboard resume speaks for itself. He spends more time on his splitty than most and crushes everything from deep, surfy pow, to extremely technical, big-mountain lines. His passion for human-powered shredding is undeniable and he's a perfect addition to our Team. Welcome, Nick!

P: Dave Campbell

The Spring Branch Road 12/06/2022

The Spring Branch Road

Check out the full version of The Spring Branch Road, now available on YouTube. The story follows Tailer Spinney and Amanda Hankison on a long bike ride from South Lake Tahoe, CA to the Trinity Alps. They bike through areas devastated by wildfires, battle challenging weather, and then skin deep into the mountains to camp and shred. The riding conditions aren’t ideal, but the stoke is real!

V: Danny Kern

The Spring Branch Road Not everyone wants to bike hundreds of miles to then spend aweek split boarding in a little known, remote mountain range, all insub-par conditions.But deep d...

Freeriding roadtrip to the biggest couloir in Norway with Polestar | Arctic Lines - Twenty chapter 1 12/04/2022

Freeriding roadtrip to the biggest couloir in Norway with Polestar | Arctic Lines - Twenty chapter 1

Chapter 1 of Antti Autti's 3-part project, Twenty, is now live! Twenty highlights Antti’s 20 years as a professional snowboarder and focuses on his goals of riding big, aesthetic lines, while also considering how his choices and lifestyle impact the planet.

The first chapter is an awesome blend of honesty and shred stoke from Antti. Exactly what we come to expect from him over the years. Enjoy!

Freeriding roadtrip to the biggest couloir in Norway with Polestar | Arctic Lines - Twenty chapter 1 Arctic Lines presents: Twenty – A documentary series about a freeride snowboarder's journey towards sustainabilityTWENTY - CHAPTER ONEAntti Autti has been a ...

12/02/2022

Join Us in December at Map

Join us at MAP Brewing Co. the first 3 Mondays and the final Thursday in December for their community pint night series. December's community beneficiary is the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. Each night will have a different backcountry theme or presentation and 50 cents from each beer purchased that night will benefit the avalanche center.

Night 1
Monday, December 5th
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Friends of GNFAC Avy Awareness Presentation: Know Before You Go
Talk starts 6:30pm

Night 2
Monday, December 12th
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Movie Night: ski, board and backcountry films
Films start at 5:30pm

Night 3
Monday, December 19th
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Women's Backcountry Night
Begins at 5:30pm

Night 4
Thursday, December 29th
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Friends of GNFAC presentation with Special Guests and Raffle Drawing Night!
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN: Drawing at 7:30

The raffle on the final night will be excellent. You get free raffle tickets just for attending events so come on down. We hope to see you there.

Touring with New Splitboard Partners | onX Backcountry 11/30/2022

Touring with New Splitboard Partners | onX Backcountry

Touring with new backcountry partners can be a little intimidating. We wrote a guest blog for our friends at OnX Backcountry that highlights a few tips when hitting the skin track with new splitboarders.

Touring with New Splitboard Partners | onX Backcountry Riding pow is no fun alone, but how does one go about finding new partners in a safe and sustainable way? We've got your answer.

Boogie 3 11/23/2022

Boogie 3

🚨Warning - Boogie 3 will make you want to stop what you're doing and go snowboarding with your friends! Another awesome film from Team Rider, Grif Siebert.

Boogie 3 Visuals from a winter spent with good friendsHope you enjoy :)Yours Truly,Grif

11/20/2022

ST Pro Series Splitboard Bindings

Our Pro Series ST Bindings are for splitboarders who want the best of the best. They are tuned up with premium materials and custom components to save weight and drive performance. They come in two models, The Arc ST Pro for a lightweight and surfy ride, and the Surge ST Pro for those tackling the heaviest lines.

11/17/2022

Antti Autti is now in his 20th year as a professional snowboarder. His career has been storied and diverse growing from a high-level competition rider to a world-class freerider and expedition snowboarder. In his 3-part series, TWENTY, Antti tells the story of a season where he seeks out the biggest lines of his career while also grappling with how to sustainably follow his snowboard passions.
Chapter 1 drops on November 24th. We can't wait!

11/09/2022

SOMOS - Official Trailer

Check out the official trailer for Rafael Pease’s new project, SOMOS. The story follows Rafa and Iñaki Odriozola’s experience splitboarding for a month last spring, deep in the Alaskan backcountry.

We’re showing the film tonight (Wed) in Bozeman if you’re in town >> https://bit.ly/3TsNZT6.

Otherwise, keep an eye on the Connections Movement calendar for screenings >> https://connectionsmovement.com/somos/.

Photos from Spark R&D's post 11/04/2022

A few beautiful shots from Rafael Pease's latest project, SOMOS, filmed last spring in Alaska. We’ll be screening SOMOS and several other splitboard/snowboard movies on Wednesday, November 9th in Bozeman at the Rialto Theater. Tickets are only $12 and proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.

Info and Tickets >> https://bit.ly/3TsNZT6

Prizing and support from: World Boards | OnX Backcountry | Ridge Merino | Backcountry | Rocky Talkies TINCUP Whiskey



P: Jana Rogers and Jesse Levine

Spark R&D Surge ST 2022/23 Review 11/02/2022

Spark R&D Surge ST 2022/23 Review

We’re always excited when one of our pieces of gear makes the Whitelines Snowboarding Magazine's 100 list. This season, the Surge ST made the cut and we're pumped! Here’s a snippet from the review:

“I always believe that the best binding is the one you barely notice. No pressure points, and no mechanical issues… it just works. That’s exactly the philosophy behind the Surge ST. The guys at Spark have delivered a masterpiece of industrial design here, stripping away any unnecessary bulk – even pointless padding – to focus on pure lightweight function.”

Spark R&D Surge ST 2022/23 Review Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the Spark R&D Surge ST

10/28/2022

Nice review of our Arc ST Splitboard Bindings from the folks at Outside Magazine. Follow the link to check out the review >> https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/snow-sports-gear/best-splitboard-gear/. Here are a couple of quotes from their testers:

“Spark made a smooth binding smoother.”

“The connection from the binding to the new touring brackets yields noticeably less friction, but I was most stoked on the new touring risers .”

[Bottom line: Spark’s industry-leading interface plus the Arc’s tried-and-true, approachable flex and the brand’s recent “smooth touring” innovations make the new Arc ST a solid pick for the vast majority of splitboarders.]

Virtual Powder Blast 2022, organized by Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center 10/27/2022

Virtual Powder Blast 2022, organized by Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

It’s time for Powder Blast 2022, the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center's annual fall fundraiser! This year will be online, so it is a nice and easy donation process. If you read the reports or benefit from the educational opportunities they provide, please consider making a donation.

Virtual Powder Blast 2022, organized by Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center With your support, we provide over $100,000 every year in fr… Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center needs your support for Virtual Powder Blast 2022

Earn Your Turns - A Night of Backcountry Inspired Snowboard Flicks 10/21/2022

Earn Your Turns - A Night of Backcountry Inspired Snowboard Flicks

Join us in Bozeman on Wednesday, November 9th at the Rialto Bozeman for Earn Your Turns – a night of backcountry-inspired snowboard flicks! We’ll be screening five splitboard/snowboard films and holding a nice little raffle to benefit the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. It’s going to be a fun night and a great start to the winter as we move into splitboard season!

Tickets >> https://bit.ly/3TsNZT6

Tickets are $12. Doors at 6:30p. Show at 7:00p.

Films:
SOMOS, Rafael Pease
Backyard Boogie 3, Grif Siebert
The Spring Branch Road, Tailer Spinney
Season Edit, Marissa Krawczak
65%, Jean-louis St-arneault de Lasalles

World Boards OnX Backcountry Connections Movement Ridge Merino Rocky Talkies Backcountry TINCUP Whiskey

Earn Your Turns - A Night of Backcountry Inspired Snowboard Flicks Backcountry Inspired snowboard films to get you stoked for the winter ahead.

10/14/2022

Surge ST Splitboard Bindings

The Surge ST is the stiff and powerful splitboard binding in our line! For the 22/23 season, we updated the Surge with our new ST Tech and Asym Rip ‘N’ Flip Highbacks. Check out the video for details on all the sweet upgrades for the upcoming split season!

Stick around until the end to get Team Rider Grif Siebert’s take on the new ST Tech and Surge ST bindings.

Photos from Spark R&D's post 10/12/2022

Several members of Team Spark participated in a 2-day Wilderness First Aid course last weekend. It’s important to keep your first aid skills just as sharp as your avalanche skills when traveling in the backcountry. Our friend Rachel actually wrote a blog for us a few years ago detailing five good reasons to get some wilderness first aid training >> https://www.sparkrandd.com/2017/12/14/rescue-importance-wilderness-medicine-training-backcountry/.

- Things DO Go Wrong
- Medical Care Could be Hours Away
- It Makes You a Better Partner
- You’ll Pack Better
- You Could Save Someone’s Life

10/07/2022

Happy National Manufacturing Day. Here at Spark R&D, we are proud to do it all. Most people think of our large milling machines that make our aluminum parts like baseplates, heel loops, and pucks; but our manufacturing goes much deeper than that. Our in-house capacity includes design, tool making, 3D printing, anodizing (color), injection molding (plastics), pad printing, and more. Today we celebrate manufacturing and draw attention to the excellent career opportunities across multiple industries that manufacturing offers.

Check out our careers page if you’re curious about any of our open manufacturing positions >> https://www.sparkrandd.com/jobs-and-careers/.

10/04/2022

22/23 Arc ST

Introducing the 22/23 Arc ST. Still our lightweight and surfy model, the new 22/23 Arc ST has some sweet upgrades that splitboarders are going to be hyped on - ST Whammy Bars, ST Brackets, and Asym Highbacks!

We cover all the new tech and features in this video. Make sure to watch until the end to get Antti Autti's take on the new updated model. Feel free to hit us up in the comments if you have any questions.

Cone Run 4 11 22 1080 v1 09/29/2022

Cone Run 4 11 22 1080 v1

Check out our buddy Jason Walker snagging pow laps just outside of Mt. Bachelor last winter! We sent Jason more baseplates this fall so he could keep dialing in his setup for the upcoming winter.

Cone Run 4 11 22 1080 v1

Photos from Spark R&D's post 09/22/2022

Did you know we make nearly every part and component to our splitboard bindings right here at our shop in Bozeman, MT? We take a lot of pride in doing our own manufacturing and will continue to emphasize and increase our in-house capabilities as we grow. If you’d like to learn more about how we make our awesome splitboard gear, sign up for one of our Manufacturing Day shop tours on Friday, Oct. 7th >> https://forms.gle/acxoqBG2vvQWzfQR8. Space is limited, so don't wait!



Manufacturing in Montana

09/20/2022

We are excited to announce that the 22/23 Arc ST has won Backcountry Mag's coveted Editors' Choice Award! Pick up a copy of the just-released Gear Guide to get their testers' full breakdown on the 22/23 Arc ST, as well as their thoughts on all the other awesome pieces of splitboard equipment hitting the market this winter.

Spark R&D | Splitboard Bindings and Accessories 09/01/2022

Spark R&D | Splitboard Bindings and Accessories

For all the splitboarders out there who need an early season dose of stoke, check out our updated website to see what’s new for the 22/23 season! https://www.sparkrandd.com/

We’re pretty fired up on our updated colorways and new Smooth Touring (ST) Tech! Using a process called overmolding, we’ve enhanced both our touring bracket and Whammy Bar climbing wire with a unique thermoplastic that is molded right over the actual metal part. We’ve also redesigned our highbacks to be asymmetrical for improved ergonomics, increased lateral mobility, and better overall durability. The new shape has been a huge hit with the Spark Team Riders!

Is it winter yet!? Maybe not, but it’s not too early to scope the line and get the splitboard stoke flowing. We begin shipping to our dealers in October.

Spark R&D | Splitboard Bindings and Accessories Spark R&D is rider owned and operated. We are dedicated to building the best splitboard bindings & accessories in the world from our shop in Bozeman, MT.

Photos from Spark R&D's post 08/02/2022

Our Summer BBQ photo gets bigger every year! It was fun to share some good food, cold drinks, and laughs with the crew last Friday. A big thank you to all our employees who make Spark R&D what it is!

Photos from Spark R&D's post 07/18/2022

Come work with an awesome crew building splitboard bindings and accessories right here in Bozeman, MT! We have multiple manufacturing and assembly positions available. Check out our jobs page to learn more and let us know if you have any questions about any of the listed positions --> https://www.sparkrandd.com/jobs-and-careers/.

07/18/2022

Email your resume to [Email hidden] and [Email hidden] to schedule an interview!

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. Positions start at $15 per hour and increase to $16 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. Full-time preferred. Positions are seasonal and will go from now until End of Production, however, permanent status is possible after such time. Positions available to start immediately. Please be prepared to wear a facial covering to interview-IE mask, bandanna etc.

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:

-Assist assembly lead with 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 entires.
-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 a clean work area. Clean and take out trash at 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 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.

07/18/2022

Email resumes to: aubrin (at) sparkrandd.com

Spark R&D, the industry-leading splitboard binding maker, is hiring CNC Mill Operators for Day and Night Shift! Positions start at $16-$21 per hour depending on experience.

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:

-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.
-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:

-Previous machining experience or automated equipment operation.
-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, days are flexible
-Night shift hours are 2pm - 10pm, 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.

07/18/2022

Email resumes to: [email protected]

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 Screw Machine Team. You'll learn new skills, work with cool people.

Employees will 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 schedule an interview! Currently, we are not scheduling remote interviews, please plan to be in Bozeman for an in-person interview. Positions are seasonal and will go from now until End of Production, however, permanent status is possible after such time.
Positions available to start immediately.

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:
-Run production parts per screw machine manager’s instructions and according to work orders.
-Replace broken tooling in machine to return to working condition.
-Clean, check quality, tumble, count and package finished parts. Deliver to physical locations.
-Maintain machine and work area cleanliness and safety.
-Assist manager with machine maintenance.
-Prepare machines for part changeovers.
-Perform manual changes to programs and offsets as required.
-Fill in with other departments as time allows or as required.
-Maintain oil and other consumable levels daily and perform weekly machine maintenance.
-Separate scrap by material and type for recycling.
-Report to manager on consumable inventory, alert about any low stock levels.
-Construct needed worktables, shelves, racks, etc. per manager’s specifications.

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

Both Part-time and Full-time positions available. Starts at $16/hour with a $1 raise after 60 days, plus $1 for Gallatin College, Montana Tech, and MSU Engineering grads.

Split Fitness: Summer Activities to Help you Prepare for the Splitboard Season - Spark R&D 07/14/2022

Split Fitness: Summer Activities to Help you Prepare for the Splitboard Season - Spark R&D

Each summer we produce a split fitness blog because we want to encourage people to think about their fitness and how it impacts their splitboarding. Our basic premise is: splitboarding is awesome, and when you’re in good shape, you can splitboard more, go farther, have more fun, and reduce your chance of an injury. This summer, we wanted to focus on just getting outside and having fun!

Split Fitness: Summer Activities to Help you Prepare for the Splitboard Season - Spark R&D Each summer we produce a split fitness blog because we want to encourage people to think about their fitness and how it impacts their splitboarding. Our basic premise is splitboarding is awesome, and when you’re in good shape, you can splitboard more and go farther – which is good. his summer, w...

06/30/2022

Congratulations on 10 years at Spark, Alex! Thank you for all your hard work in anodizing and making our colors pop! It has been awesome watching you grow (both professionally and vertically) with us over the last decade.

Photos from Spark R&D's post 06/24/2022

The New Zealand splitboard season is off to a good start for longtime Team Rider, Mike Handford! He mentioned he's already been getting into terrain that hasn't been ridable in 20 years. Epic shots by Mark Clinton.

Photos from Spark R&D's post 06/19/2022

Happy Father's Day to all the split dads out there!

Pictured is our owner Will out with his kids on their first official tour this season, and our other owner Becca with her own dad, who is fond of a good splitboard mission.

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Based out of Bozeman, MT Spark R&D is rider owned and operated, dedicated to pushing innovation in splitboarding since 2006. With a view of the Bridger Mountains from our shop, we design and build splitboard bindings and accessories with backcountry performance coming first.

Almost all of our products are manufactured and/or assembled in our shop in Bozeman, Montana USA. From machining to anodizing, laser engraving to assembly– everything is done by a skilled team of workers who are also passionate splitboarders. In-house design and manufacturing capabilities allow our products to quickly evolve and provide us the flexibility to cater to niche customers within the splitboarding market. Spark R&D continues to step it up; seeking perfection based on customer needs and rider feedback, keeping pace with the rapidly expanding splitboarding community.

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Bozeman, MT
59715

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