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We aim to be a world leader that provides a spirit of freedom, recreation and peace of mind to our responsible customers for generations to come.
Integrity • Respect • Innovation • Teamwork

Ruger is dedicated to the growth and development of our associates who make this Company one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms. Ruger provides a preferred work environment by promoting and celebrating our core values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork. We are determined to develop, retain and reward passionate and dedicated associates. Associates are welcome to explore education through our innovative educational program, Ruger University. Classes are available for all levels of associates in both virtual and interactive classrooms. Tuition reimbursement for outside classes is also available for management approved courses. Ruger aspires to be a Company of personal responsibility, and we anticipate you will have aspirations to be a part of our great Company, after contemplating what we have to offer.

Benefits

Plans and Programs

  • Comprehensive Medical Plan - With a Wellness Program that allows YOU to control your premium
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Travel Assistance - Provides assistance with medical emergencies while traveling
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Term Life - For you and your eligible dependents
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Retirement Savings Plan

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with up to 4% Safe Harbor Company Match
  • Additional 5% Supplemental 401(k) Company Contribution

Time Off

  • Paid Time Off
  • Twelve Paid Company Holidays
  • Short & Long Term Disability Plans

Other Benefits

  • Associate Discount Program
  • Additional Outside Vendor Discounts
  • Quarterly Profit Sharing for All Associates
  • Additional Bonus Opportunities for Qualified Positions
  • Resource Advisor (EAP)

Below is a listing of our current open positions across all of our facilities.

Please check back often as we periodically post new positions.
Prescott, AZ
Enfield, CT
Southport, CT
Mayodan, NC
Newport, NH
Earth City, MO
Fairport, NY

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Summary:
As a key member of the Mayodan Human Resource and Safety teams, the Occupational Health Nurse(OHN) works collaboratively with the leadership and operational teams to promote a healthy and safe work environment. The OHN works to help workers remain healthy and productive with a focus on employee protection from work-related and environmental hazards and prevention of illness and injury in the workplace.


Essential Job Duties:
• Coordinate and provide all health services for all associates. Duties include periodic health screenings, education and training, nursing assessments of issues within the scope of practice.
• Maintains all records associated with the responsibilities of the position in a confidential manner.
• Acts as an advocate for all levels of staff by observing and teaching employees good work and health practices. Assist with workplace assessments and evaluations as needed. Organize and Administer the Annual Health & Wellness Fair. Provides Crisis Intervention, counseling and referrals to appropriate services.
• Evaluate and treat certain illnesses/injuries with emphasis on early recognition and intervention, follow-up and monitor workers as they safely return to work. Provide Case Management for all work related injury/illnesses and Medical Leaves. Maintain records of all services rendered, provide or assist with physician referral when appropriate.
• Administers all aspects of the Workers compensation program for the Prescott facility, including, but not limited to initial evaluations and treatment of Workers Compensation injuries, electronically filing the Workers Compensation claim and completing of any associated paperwork. Administers Corporate Substance Abuse Policy, including, but not limited to; refer non-negative specimens for further testing and follow up as indicated. Communicate results of testing in a confidential manner.
• Coordinate the Emergency Responder program as required by OSHA standards.
• Maintain associates' administrative/medical records according to standards of confidentiality as required by OSHA, professional ethic codes, ADA, HIPAA, etc. Retains these records in accordance the Company Retention Policy.
• Maintains current awareness of applicable federal, state and local health, industrial hygiene and safety regulations. Be prepared to assist with any OSHA audits.
• Maintain the OSHA 300 log, and OSHA 300A at year end. Compile OSHA DART report monthly. Post the OSHA 300A in the plant as required by OSHA annually. Communicate OSHA and Workers' Compensation statistics with appropriate individuals including plant management.
• Provide annual training in hearing conservation, blood borne pathogens, health effects of lead and lead monitoring, drug and alcohol effects and may assist EHS Manager with other plant health and safety education training programs to employees and first responders .
• Administers and directs all in house immunization programs such as Influenza and Hepatitis B.
• Maintain adequate amounts of Health Clinic supplies such as routine OTC meds and bandaging, for emergency use and ensure that all medical supplies & equipment are current, in good working order and calibrated, if indicated.
• Provides health education and promotion programs to address population health needs such as smoking cessation, exercise and fitness, proper lifting techniques, nutrition, weight control, hypertension and stress management.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be of high integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.

• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current unencumbered Registered Nurse Licensure within North Carolina.
• A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an RN is required. Experience in Occupational Health nursing in a manufacturing environment is desirable, but not required. COHN preferred.
• Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification required within six months of hire.
• Basic computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Power-point is required.
• Ability to give presentations in groups.


Physical Demands:
Lifting: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Push/pull: Typically less than one pound. Job is performed sitting or standing. Frequent walking is required as visiting employees and work areas on the plant floor are regular aspects of the job duties. Twisting, rotating fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, biceps, knees, legs, ankles, hips, shoulders, neck, upper & lower back are required. Must be able to bend, stoop, and pivot. Functions of the job vary daily as do the range of nursing duties


Work Environment:
May be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and OPIM bodily fluids including blood. Will be exposed to loud noises, as loud as 85 dcB or higher while on the plant floor. Those areas are in a mandatory hearing conservation program as required by OSHA standards. Personal protective equipment that is required includes hearing protection (ear buds or ear muffs), safety glasses, and gloves (as needed). Shoes must be hard soles, with closed toes and heel.

Please email all resumes to Jeanie Groves at jgroves@Ruger.com

Summary:
Ruger Firearms has an exciting position for the right person who has a servant leader mentality. Our Team needs a Manufacturing engineer responsible for developing, maintaining and improving manufacturing and assembly processes, equipment and tooling, sequence and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines and facilities necessary for the production of firearm components and firearms. Our company’s manufacturing philosophy is integrated CNC single piece flow value streams, much like the automotive manufacturing industry. Work is performed in a machining and assembly plant environment, where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.


Responsibility areas include:
Manufacturing and assembly process definition; Sequence of operations; Human factors consideration; Efficient material flow; Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment, tooling and gaging required in plants for the production of high quality gun component parts; Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources; Work may involve development and testing of advanced process technology including metal cutting and fixture design.


Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and significantly complex projects and assignments using critical/Socratic thinking skills.
• Knowledge of quality systems and gauging methods.
• Experience with component machining and assembly processes including CNC machining centers, precision grinding processes, managing and controlling extremely tight tolerances, CAD (Solid works), CAM (MasterCAM), Metrology (CMM, in-line gaging, surface plate, air gaging, etc.), and GD&T application.
• Ability to educate associates in the classroom and on the shop floor-educator.
• Strong technical knowledge and proven abilities in process engineering disciplines.
• Driver to implement lean manufacturing principles and changes. Demonstrate excellent levels of analytical ability.
• Team player who knows how to lead, follow and sometimes just listen.
• Develop manufacturing process designs and coordinate with tooling and equipment sources for construction & validation.
• Drive standardization throughout the Ruger Mayodan plant by use of core competency teams, benchmarking, process standards and equipment checklists.
• Utilize GD&T to assure fundamental work holding, processing and that gage control will meet design intent.
• Hands on technical knowledge of metal forming, machine design and machine fabrication is a plus.
• Understanding of CNC programming, G-Code and M-Code, machine tool setup and integration, tooling, macro-programming, fixture and gage design.
• Must be able to apply much of the above independently, without guidance on a daily basis.


Candidate must be ambitious, selfless, and self-reliant with a problem solving focus. Must be able to autonomously operate with a "cradle to grave process ownership" focus. Candidates must have 5-10 years practical manufacturing experience in the aforementioned disciplines. Education-required Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.


Please email all resumes to Jeanie Groves at jgroves@Ruger.com

This staff level position will have direct and indirect supervisory responsibilities of all Manufacturing Engineers within the division. This candidate must possess a working knowledge of process development, lean manufacturing techniques and a strong background in metal removal. This engineer will be asked to mentor Manufacturing Engineers as well as Design Engineers.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Mentor and guide Manufacturing Engineers through all phases of process development.
• Develop and implement engineering standards and practices; often on a cross-divisional team basis.
• Ability to critically review fixture and gage designs and manage risks associated.
• Work closely with Product Design, Sales, and Project Management on product requirements and development of cost models.
• Lead and develop the Manufacturing Engineering team to sustain company initiatives.
• Promote adherence to good Manufacturing Engineering practices.
• Maintain all standard operating procedures for all aspects of the Manufacturing Engineering team.
• Represent the facility speaking technically on a variety of subjects.
• Mentor and coach team members for continual growth of their individual engineering and leadership skills; promote and approve professional development activities for staff.
• Demonstrate integrity and always adhere to the company's code of conduct and business ethics standards.
• Regularly review all project and company metrics including, but not limited to, profit and loss statements, key performance indicators, project and company financial reports.
• Ability to work with employees at all levels of the company, as needed to implement company-wide improvements and initiatives.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years' experience with CNC machining and product assembly; must have experience leading engineers.
• Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams on priority projects utilizing "Design for Manufacturability / Assembly".
• Proven ability to lead the engineering process from concept through completion.
• Self-starter who is well-organized, detail-oriented, creative and possesses excellent problem solving skills.
• Proficiency with written and oral communication; Need to effectively present technical documents with an ability to explain technical concepts with depth that is tailored to the expected audience.
• Strong time management skills; Must be able to handle multiple projects and important issues at one time.
• Proven ability to maintain and manage a dynamically changing schedule and balance overall workloads; prior experience with developing and maintaining a core vendor network to supplement in-house technical staff as needed.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume to: azrecruiting@ruger.com

Sturm Ruger is currently seeking a New Product Development Project Manager. This position will be located in the Mayodan, NC facility. However based on business needs and candidate’s experience it could require travel to other facilities. This position requires a highly motivated, achievement oriented individual to manage project teams that may be located in any of our production divisions. The role requires adherence to the Ruger New Product Design (NPD) process while striving to ensure on time, new product launches.

This position requires significant travel, up to 25% travel could be necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead teams to meet Ruger’s vision and goals.
• Lead teams to work with customers for VOC information and competitive analysis as required.
• Ensure adherence to principles of simultaneous product and process development.
• Ensure project capex, expenses, and production costs are estimated and prepared for gate review along with ongoing tracking throughout project.
• With consensus of the team develop project timelines, establish milestones, and communicate status throughout project.
• Use expert lean Knowledge to coach lean product and process concepts and ensure concepts become imbedded.
• Lead teams to develop components with the suppliers to achieve DFMA and timing.
• Ensure all aspects of Ruger’s NPD process steps are properly followed.
• Ensure a PFEP is kept accurate and current through collaboration with Material Coordinator.
• Ensure the scope, design rules, timing, production targets, BOM, PFEP, and Line Layouts are current and posted in the Project Management room (aka, obeya).
• Ensure compliance to corporate, ITAR and ATF is maintained.
• Ensure adequate resources are allocated to projects.
• Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.



Minimum Qualifications:
• Have a AAS degree in a mechanical related field and 5 years of firearms manufacturing experience.
• Have a sound knowledge of lean philosophy and the tools used.
• Fluent with MS Office including MS Project.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Have excellent attention to detail, quality, and interpersonal skills.
• Have exceptional problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
• BS Degree and 5 plus years project management experience.
• Advanced knowledge of GD&T, SolidWorks, CAM, fixturing systems, various common materials, tooling, heat treating, finishes, and analyses methods.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume to: azrecruiting@ruger.com

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide project management and day-to-day engineering technical support related to the facilities and infrastructure at the Mayodan, North Carolina plant. The purpose of this position is to support manufacturing by maintain a safe facility with robust and reliable infrastructure, which is compliant with all applicable regulations. This will be accomplished through planned predictive maintenance, continuous improvement and root cause analysis.


Essential Job Functions:
• Ensures facility, equipment and personnel are compliant with OSHA, EPA, NFPA, NEC, company rules, and all applicable regulations.
• Incorporate principles of lean manufacturing such as root cause analysis, continuous improvement, 5S, TPS, etc. to maintain and improve processes in manufacturing and facilities.
• Provide design, engineering, and project management support to the Facilities Manager with respect to electoral, control logic, electro-mechanical and mechanical systems in support of manufacturing and facilities.
• Responsible for all building, grounds and infrastructure in manufacturing facility including but not limited to fire/life systems, compressed air systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems, process equipment, lighting systems, HVAC, building and grounds.
• Performs facility inspections and reports on conditions affecting safety or operations; maintains inspection, compliance and maintenance records, plant layout, job instructions and related documents.
• Develop and maintains metrics to ensure an effective operation.
• Work with manufacturing teams to select and install equipment and machinery.
• Plan and lead improvement and installation projects, preventive maintenance and repairs working with functional leads to minimize impact to operations.
• Coordinate Training for personnel regarding the design intent, operation, and maintenance of equipment, electrical and mechanical systems.
• Provide support to develop standard operating procedures and specifications governing the operation and maintenance of these systems.
• Coordinate with internal Supply Chain Management to source qualified suppliers of materials and services; identify inventory needs and prepare requisitions for management approval.



Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other related field of study.
• At least 1 years of work experience in facilities engineering.
• Formal training in one or more disciplines (ex. electrical, mechanical, etc.)
• Working knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, NEC, EPA and North Carolina Building Code regulations.
• Experience with a Lean Manufacturing culture, the development, driven by metrics.


Additional Requirements:
You must be 18+ years of age, able to pass a drug screen and background screen.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: azrecruiting@ruger.com

This position entails troubleshooting processes in manufacturing and making process improvements in the manufacturing of the firearms.


Essential Job Functions:
• Support product manufacturing by driving quality initiatives throughout the division.
• Interface with design engineering, manufacturing engineering and operations to ensure production of quality firearms.
• Drive PPAP requests to support new product and cost saving initiatives.
• Create and maintain division quality documentation such as quality manuals, quality procedures, etc.
• Advocate for vendors, by ensuring parts issues are understood prior to reaching out.
• Lead the rejected supplier material process while working closely with the Material Buyer/Planners. Including driving containment and corrective action with the vendor, tracking vendor quality, auditing vendor corrective actions, and general supplier quality development.
• Be the inspection expert developing engineer’s and technician’s metrology skills. Have a working knowledge of GD&T and a detailed understanding of a broad range of metrology tools.
• Manage the Quality Technician and quality lab by setting priorities.
• Manage gage calibration, internal and external, with the help of the Quality Technician and ensure new gages are set and verified appropriately.
• Participate in new vendor selection and qualifications with Material Buyer/Planners.
• Participate in process improvement efforts, such as CCCA and Kaizen events.



Ideal Candidate Profile:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Experience in SolidWorks.
• Must demonstrate technical capacity, thoroughness, and good time management skills.
• Must be capable of working independently with little supervision.
• Knowledge of ISO/TS requirements.
• Experience in leading teams involved in the corrective action process (8D, 5Y, etc.).
• Working knowledge of GD&T and Metrology.
• Computer knowledge, including Excel, Word, Power Point.
• Working knowledge of Minitab.
• CMM programming knowledge (PC-DMIS experience preferred).
• Strong systematic problem solving skills.
• Knowledge of statistical tools for quality improvements.
• Understand process for turning, milling, ad plating.
• Knowledge of gage R7R, capability studies, and hypothesis testing.


Responsibilities:

  • Review vendor PPAP submissions
    • Review Vendor Documentation
    • Inspect PPAP Sample Parts
    • Review PPAP material and parts with design and manufacturing departments to ensure consensus.
    • Ensure vendors understand and adhere to Ruger PPAP procedures.
  • Rejected Supplier Material
    • Manage material rejection process
    • Disposition Rejected Supplier Material
    • Drive RC-CA with Vendor
    • Work with Buyer to Track Vendor Quality
    • Help Supplier Develop Processes for CA and PA.
    • Audit vendor corrective actions
  • Be the Inspection Expert
    • Mentor QA Technician and production associates
    • Train ME, MET, Operators on Inspection Techniques
    • CMM Programming in PC-DMIS
  • Manage Quality Lab
    • Determine Parts to be Inspected
    • Determine Inspection Frequency
    • Manage Gage Calibration
    • Manage Gage Stock
  • Work with Buyers on new vendor selection.
    • Interview suppliers to help determine fit
    • Audit potential suppliers
  • Work closely with manufacturing and design engineering
    • Review and disposition vendor and internal deviation requests
    • Review and disposition engineering changes
  • Contact Point for Vendor Quality & Technical Questions
  • Participate in RC-CA investigation in plant
  • Participate in process improvement efforts, such as CCCA and Kaizen events
  • Actively seek cost saving opportunities in both manufacturing and vendor processes
  • Develop and maintain scrap reporting for process improvement.
  • Develop quick solution for maintaining quality to product issues, with minimum disruption


Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelors of Science degree or other related field of study.
• At least 2-3 years of Quality Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.


Preferred Education and Experience:
• Quality experience in the Aerospace or Automotive industry.
• Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) preferred.
• Metallurgical experience.


Additional Requirements:
You must be 18+ years of age, able to pass a drug screen and background screen.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: azrecruiting@ruger.com

Sturm Ruger is currently seeking a New Product Development Project Manager. This position will be located in the Newport, NH facility. However based on business needs and candidate’s experience it could require travel to other facilities. This position requires a highly motivated, achievement oriented individual to manage project teams that may be located in any of our production divisions. The role requires adherence to the Ruger New Product Design (NPD) process while striving to ensure on time, new product launches.
This position requires significant travel, up to 25% travel could be necessary.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead teams to meet Ruger’s vision and goals.
• Lead teams to work with customers for VOC information and competitive analysis as required.
• Ensure adherence to principles of simultaneous product and process development.
• Ensure project capex, expenses, and production costs are estimated and prepared for gate review along with ongoing tracking throughout project.
• With consensus of the team develop project timelines, establish milestones, and communicate status throughout project.
• Use expert lean Knowledge to coach lean product and process concepts and ensure concepts become imbedded.
• Lead teams to develop components with the suppliers to achieve DFMA and timing.
• Ensure all aspects of Ruger’s NPD process steps are properly followed.
• Ensure a PFEP is kept accurate and current through collaboration with Material Coordinator.
• Ensure the scope, design rules, timing, production targets, BOM, PFEP, and Line Layouts are current and posted in the Project Management room (aka, obeya).
• Ensure compliance to corporate, ITAR and ATF is maintained.
• Ensure adequate resources are allocated to projects.
• Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Have a AAS degree in a mechanical related field and 5 years of firearms manufacturing experience.
• Have a sound knowledge of lean philosophy and the tools used.
• Fluent with MS Office including MS Project.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Have excellent attention to detail, quality, and interpersonal skills.
• Have exceptional problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
• BS Degree and 5 plus years project management experience.
• Advanced knowledge of GD&T, SolidWorks, CAM, fixturing systems, various common materials, tooling, heat treating, finishes, and analyses methods.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume to azrecruiting@ruger.com.

This staff level position will have direct and indirect supervisory responsibilities of all Manufacturing Engineers within the division. This candidate must possess a working knowledge of process development, lean manufacturing techniques and a strong background in metal removal. This engineer will be asked to mentor Manufacturing Engineers as well as Design Engineers.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Mentor and guide Manufacturing Engineers through all phases of process development.
• Develop and implement engineering standards and practices; often on a cross-divisional team basis.
• Ability to critically review fixture and gage designs and manage risks associated.
• Work closely with Product Design, Sales, and Project Management on product requirements and development of cost models.
• Lead and develop the Manufacturing Engineering team to sustain company initiatives.
• Promote adherence to good Manufacturing Engineering practices.
• Maintain all standard operating procedures for all aspects of the Manufacturing Engineering team.
• Represent the facility speaking technically on a variety of subjects.
• Mentor and coach team members for continual growth of their individual engineering and leadership skills; promote and approve professional development activities for staff.
• Demonstrate integrity and always adhere to the company's code of conduct and business ethics standards.
• Regularly review all project and company metrics including, but not limited to, profit and loss statements, key performance indicators, project and company financial reports.
• Ability to work with employees at all levels of the company, as needed to implement company-wide improvements and initiatives.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years' experience with CNC machining and product assembly; must have experience leading engineers.
• Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams on priority projects utilizing "Design for Manufacturability / Assembly".
• Proven ability to lead the engineering process from concept through completion.
• Self-starter who is well-organized, detail-oriented, creative and possesses excellent problem solving skills.
• Proficiency with written and oral communication; Need to effectively present technical documents with an ability to explain technical concepts with depth that is tailored to the expected audience.
• Strong time management skills; Must be able to handle multiple projects and important issues at one time.
• Proven ability to maintain and manage a dynamically changing schedule and balance overall workloads; prior experience with developing and maintaining a core vendor network to supplement in-house technical staff as needed.


Please email all resumes to recruitment@ruger.com.

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There are currently no positions available.

The Hiring Process

We want to you to understand and be comfortable with our hiring process. The process listed below will guide you every step of the way.

  1. Apply

    Submit your resume via email to the correct location by following the recruiter’s instructions in the job posting.

  2. Interview

    If there is an interest in your application we will reach out to you either via phone or email to set up a phone interview. Once the phone interview is complete, if there is further interest we will bring you in for a live interview with the appropriate interview team.

  3. Offer

    Ruger extends offers of employment to the best qualified candidate. Due to legal restrictions surrounding our products, offers of employment are contingent upon successfully completing and satisfactory results of both a background check and drug screen.

  4. Onboarding

    You will be required to bring in all hiring documentation and new hire paperwork either prior to or on the day of hire. A list of qualifying documentation and paperwork that needs to be completed will be provided to you with your offer.

  5. Orientations

    Successful candidates will attend a series of orientations that will introduce you with our Company’s lean culture, values, policies and procedures, the importance of safety and personal protective equipment, and your assigned facility.

  6. Welcome

    We are always here to assist you, should you need it. If the need arises, we have an open door policy that allows any associate to talk with any member of leadership at any time openly and without negative recourse about any questions or concerns you may have.

Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

Ruger is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy is to maintain a working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment because of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, covered veteran status, or any other protected classification. Company policy and governmental regulations forbid discrimination and harassment in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, salary administration, and all other terms, conditions, and benefits of employment.