PDC Lab Technician

Extol is an innovative manufacturing technology company striving to improve plastic products through engineering, plastic assembly technology, custom automation, and 3D printing. Joining our team will provide opportunities to use your skills to help solve customer challenges while also having the opportunity to give back to the community.

The PDC Lab Technician’s duties include machine and tooling set-up, small volume assembly work, validation testing, documentation, process troubleshooting, and performing development testing. Direct customer interaction at Extol occurs regularly.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Applications Engineers to execute test plans, tooling installation and processing, and small-volume assembly work
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the plastic joining processes provided by Extol.
  • Apply working knowledge and understanding of process applications and limitations to utilize in hands-on situations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all process testing techniques that are used by Extol.
  • Conduct process development experiments to determine process limits and new process possibilities.
  • Create and maintain application lab records, including all processing and testing reports, photos, and other relevant documents.
  • Support Operations by sharing prototype/pre-production run findings that may impact the design or processing of production equipment.
  • Regularly collaborate with the Applications team, other internal Extol teams, and customers to devise solutions to a variety of customer challenges.
  • Adhere to all leadership expectations as outlined in regular communication, policies, and processes.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to clearly document technical information, clarify unclear issues, convey information to customers and salespeople, and maintain detail accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to act independently to resolve issues and technical matters

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Associates degree in Engineering Technology or related experience.
  • Basic understanding of manual and automated assembly equipment
  • Basic understanding of plastic joining methods and plastic part design and composition

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

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


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 hr.employment@extolinc.com. 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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