Velocity Sports Equipment is hiring!

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227917_10151183182514544_537678446_nSkydivers looking to live the dream out of sunny Bend, Oregon –  heads up!

Velocity Sports Equipment – makers of the Infinity rig (which happens to be the one Felix Baumgartner made his little leap from space using) are looking to hire a new team member.

Description

At Velocity Sports Equipment, we are proud to produce a high quality product with friendly and professional customer service.  We specialize in designing and manufacturing harness & container assemblies and related equipment for the skydiving market.  If you have a background in sales, thrive in a fast-paced environment and share our passion for the sport, this is the place for you!   

As a member of Velocity Sports Equipment’s team, you’ll represent the company and serve as a primary point of contact for our customers, dealers, ambassadors and sponsored athletes. In addition to your primary responsibility of meeting our sales goals, you will also be responsible for advertising, social media, attending events and other sales related functions. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Help develop sales strategy to grow the company
  • Meet sales goals
  • Manage network of dealers, ambassadors, and sponsored athletes
  • Answer phones & provide customer service
  • Process orders, invoices & ship product
  • Manage advertising and social media
  • Attend skydiving events, manage booth & provide customer support

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of sales experience
  • Rigging experience a plus

Education: 

  • BA or BS degree, preferably in Sales, Business or Engineering

General Skills: 

  • Personable and effective communicator
  • Self-motivated with effective time management
  • Big picture understanding
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of the skydiving industry

Computer skills:

  • Microsoft, Quickbooks, & Facebook a must
  • Adobe Illustrator, Concrete 5, php a plus

Special Requirements: 

  • Must be willing to move to Bend or Sunriver, Oregon.
  • Travel: Approx 10% of time will be travelling, the remainder will be in the office
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  

Interested parties can contact Sean (sean@velocityrigs.com) for more information or to submit a resume.

Velocity Sports Equipment releases a service bulletin for the Infinity Rig

Long and short: all risers need to be inspected before next jump by a master rigger (or foreign equivalent).

The Service Bulletin illustrates what constitutes normal wear and what is considered damage.  For any risers/rigs showing damage, the rig must be repaired prior to jumping and customer should contact Velocity Sports Equipment for further instructions.

Click here to view or download Service Bulletin, VSESB001

Download the bulletin from the Velocity Sports Equipment website.

Velocity Sports Equipment offers black stainless steel

For those of you that have always felt that your shiny stainless steel hardware was just a little *too* blingy, fret not. There is a new option in town that allows you to go all “Men in Black” on your rig, to match your all black jumpsuit, black Vans and black helmet with a tinted lens. Snazzy.

From the press release:

Velocity Sports Equipment offering Black Stainless Steel Hardware on the Infinity Container!

Effective July 2nd, 2012, Velocity Sports Equipment has released black stainless steel hardware. Orders for black-coated cadmium hardware are no longer accepted. The black stainless steel hardware holds up extremely well. All new orders with black stainless steel will receive CWH friction adapters in black stainless as well.
Please note that this is not a free option, the cost is $200.00 on non-articulated containers, $250 on containers with hip articulation, and $300.00 additional on Infinity containers with hip and chest articulation.

Please contact Velocity Sports Equipment with any questions you might have at 253.445.8790 or e-mail Gail Lovelace. If you prefer, you can also send a message via the VSE Facebook page.

To Infinity and Beyond!

Felix Baumgartner and Colonel Joseph Kittinger unveiled the Red Bull Stratos project today.

Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, seeks to surpass limits that have existed for 50 years. Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to 120,000 feet and attempt a record-breaking freefall jump that is expected to reach – for the first time in history – supersonic speeds.

Velocity Sports Equipment, maker of the Infinity rig, created the rig and drogue. VSE owner Kelly Farrington says there are some pretty cool features of this rig. Hopefully we’ll get a bit more out of him, and some pictures, for you soon!