Machine Builder

Extol is an innovative manufacturing technology company striving to improve plastic products through engineering, plastic assembly technology, custom automation, and 3D printing.

Join our vibrant and energetic team and use your skills to solve customer challenges while getting opportunities to give back to the community. Work-life balance and employee appreciation are essential, and you’ll have both when you work at Extol. Together, we’ll create great outcomes for our customers, the community, and each other.

Are you looking for an opportunity to continue developing your skills and further your career in machine building? If so, we would like to hear from you! As a Machine Builder at Extol, you will perform machine assembly, wiring, plumbing, debugging of standard and custom machines. You will also coordinate and complete the project from start to run-off.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies problems in machine assembly and determines best solution.
  • Tracks and analyzes machine build costs (labor and material) and timing. Works with Project Management to resolve variances and meet customer expectations. Utilizes analysis to recommend continuous improvement changes.
  • Use of mechanical aptitude demonstrated through interpretation of product specifications and overall product build requirements. Determines assembly process to meet project goals on time and within budget.
  • Plans work, modifies details, and assembles machines.
  • Uses understanding of electrical flow and safety circuits to interpret schematics to independently perform machine wiring/powered electrical panels and plumbing/pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • Uses a variety of hand tools, power tools, and equipment including, but not limited to, drills, saws, grinders, sanders, milling machines, etc.
  • Purchases and tracks job components and materials, as needed.
  • Performs machine dry cycle run (reliability testing), error proofing, debug, and runoff process.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced machine builders in specific machine build techniques and best practices.
  • May assist with product installation, customer demonstration, and training, and provide warranty and service work at customer locations.
  • Supports project team with design reviews to communicate assembly best practices.
  • Takes ownership of the build process and continuously works to improve systems, methods, and processes.

Required Skills & Experience

  • High school diploma, or equivalent with strong technical background.
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate and match wire colors and read prints and schematics.
  • Ability to work moving in, under and around machines, often in tight places.
  • Requires regular manual lifting of up to 50 lbs., with greater lifting requirements being done with an overhead crane, if needed.
  • Positioning often requires extended reach.
  • Must be able to manually apply torque to fasteners.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Successful completion of a qualified apprentice program with possession of a Die Maker, Machinist, or Machine Builder card, or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience working with Continuous Improvement methods used in Lean Manufacturing Environments.
  • Understanding of demands for high volume production environments required for automation equipment.

Hours Required: Full-Time, 48 Hours/Week (Average), Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Regular Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (from time to time, work may require non-typical work hours to accommodate project deadlines and irregular workflow).

May perform installation, warranty, and service work at customer locations. This will sometimes require overnight travel.


General manufacturing environment, daily exposure to machinery and potential non-hazardous chemicals and lubricants.

How To Apply

Interested in joining the Extol Team?

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to Make sure to indicate which position you are applying for in the Subject line of the email.

We do NOT use an automated system to review applications. Your résumé will be reviewed by a human!

Extol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.


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