We currently have an opening for an Applications Engineer to work in our Process Development Center in Zeeland, Michigan. This self-motivated individual supports sales efforts by evaluating customer applications as well as technical plastic joining process needs. The candidate must have excellent problem solving and hands-on skills. The candidate should be an excellent communicator and be able to multi-task as well as be comfortable with assembly machines as well as writing reports and conducting detailed analysis. Experience with SolidWorks is a plus. The ideal candidate will have some level of experience in plastics and a bachelor’s degree with 3 – 10 years technical experience with proven results. Minimal travel to customer facilities may be required.
We currently have an opening for a Controls Engineer to work in our engineering group in Zeeland, Michigan. This individual designs and develops control, motion, and electrical systems for custom automated machines and tooling. This requires ordering of electrical and motion control components and supplies, as well as the creation of electrical schematics. The engineer programs and debugs machine controls, updates schematics and assists in documenting machine operations and settings. Some processing work is expected and light travel may be required to assist Extol’s service department at customer sites when needed. The position requires excellent communication skills with team members and with customers to ensure designs are clearly communicated. Upon completion of a project, the design engineer must analyze data and report findings to enable continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will have controls experience with Siemens and/or Allen-Bradley on custom machines, hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field and have 2-5 years of related job experience with proven results.
We currently have an opening for a Design Engineer to work in our engineering group in Zeeland, Michigan. This individual develops detailed designs for custom automated machines and tooling. Responsibilities include the design of structure, layout, and all mechanical components. Design Engineers assist with specifications for pneumatic and electrical systems and controls and create and maintain necessary machine documentation including machine specifications, drawings, models, and renderings. The position requires excellent communication skills with team members and with customers to ensure designs are clearly communicated. Upon completion of a project, the design engineer must analyze data and report findings to enable continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will have custom machine design experience in SolidWorks, hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field and have 2-5 years of related job experience with proven results.
Market Research Intern
Extol, Inc. in Zeeland, MI has an immediate opening for a Marketing Research Intern for the summer.
The market research intern will be a self-starter who can break down project objectives into tasks and execute them according to a pre-defined timing plan. Key aspects of this position involve:
- Perform analysis of industry activity, broken down by specific product types in the automotive, life sciences, and consumer products industries
- Research into major industry players for select product types, including company locations and profiles
- Work collaboratively with the sales leadership team to incorporate their industry knowledge into the market research reports
- Effectively communicate market research findings in a format that enables the development of clear action plans for Extol’s products and services
Applicants must be enrolled in a marketing degree program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Mechanical Product Engineer
We currently have an opening for a Mechanical Product Engineer to work out of our Zeeland, Michigan facility. The Product Engineer will provide engineering support during standard product launches. They will support continuous improvement, cost reduction efforts, and product refinements throughout the life cycles of Extol’s standard products. The position will work closely with the Product Manager to manage, engineer, implement, and document product changes and revisions. The Product Engineer will also assist the Product Development Team with various development tasks.
Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, experience with engineering standard products in a manufacturing environment, and experience with 3D modeling.
We currently have an opening for a Project Manager to work in our Project Management team in Zeeland, Michigan. This leader will have 5-7 years of Project Management experience in a fast-paced environment, leading technical project teams by providing clarity around scope, project milestones, and project costs. This leader will have exceptional people and team building skills, and a proven ability to effectively deal with customers and commercial issues. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, as well as PMP certification.
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Extol is an engineering and innovation company that improves the way plastic products are made. We work with our customers to develop a robust product and process solution through prototyping and testing. We also provide production equipment to meet their unique needs and then support that equipment globally.
From humble beginnings in 1985, Extol has become a recognized supplier of high quality, standard and custom plastics-joining equipment. Approximately 80 employees work in our 53,400-square-foot facility located in Zeeland, Michigan. Our capabilities range from basic fixturing and stand alone inspection stations to designing, manufacturing, and integrating complex automation systems.