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Purakal is Growing

Purakal is growing. Even in slower economic times, we are typically hiring. Our ongoing needs are for hard-working, committed employees with a dedication to showing up on time and ready to work. We are strict about the adherence to all safety regulations, and employees can expect random drug testing. In turn, we are proud to pay competitive wages and to foster an environment that appreciates and rewards talent. We are, of course, equal opportunity employers.

If this environment sounds like a good fit, we encourage you to apply for a career at Purakal. We are eager to find – and keep – talent.

Current Job Openings


Eugene, OR

   |   $17.00-$25.00/HR DOE


Posted On: 4/10/2018     Closes On: 5/31/2018

Purakal Cylinders, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Manual Machinist. 


Purakal is a growing ISO 9001:2008 registered company specializing in custom hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders for our global customers. We build long-term business relationships through quality products, superior service, and the utilization of our Quality Management Systems.

We are looking for highly motivated, team-oriented individuals. All applicants must possess strong communication skills as well as blueprint with GD&T reading capabilities. 

The company provides a fast paced, team environment that supports continuous improvement of individuals and the organization. Advancement and long term career opportunities exist. 

This is a full-time position that offers a competitive wage and benefits. We are looking for a Manual Machinist that can operate manual lathes, mills, drills, grinders and any other machine shop type equipment. You must be capable of working efficiently and effectively at any shift (days or swing) or weekends, including irregular and unscheduled hours; if required for a time sensitive project. The current opening for day shift works (5) eight hour shifts plus overtime if required. 

What you need:

  • Efficient at a high production level of quality parts
  • Knowledge in operation of all types of manual machines.
  • Strong understanding of blue prints and GDT drawings in order to produce parts that meet the specification of that drawing.
  • A strong understanding of decimal equivalent and fractional numbers. 
  • Able to accurately measure dimensions on parts that are being machined. 
  • Must own all typical Machinist tools and Machinist Handbook
  • Must be able to perform complex machining operations with limited supervision


  • 5 plus years Manual Machinist work experience or equivalent
  • Technical Degree in manufacturing and or certification through accredited trade college preferred 
  • Measuring equipment of .001" or better tolerance tools preferred 
  • Abide by all company policies and exhibit good safety practices
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening with random screening throughout employment 
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) required

Please respond by clicking the apply button below and filling out all fields on the application.



Machine Shop Helper


   |   $11.00-$15.00 DOE


Posted On: 4/10/2018     Closes On: 5/31/2018


General helper for machine shop/manufacturing company.  

Part time and full time opportunities.

o Assisting in general machine shop duties may include simple drilling/milling/assembly tasks.

o Lifting 50+ lbs.

o Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized area.

o Operate a forklift if 18 or older.  

o May clean machines and empty metal chip containers.

o Abide by all company policies and exhibit good safety practices.  

o Use computer programs designed to support the functions of the shop.


• High School Diploma or equivalent or on track to receive one .

• Good driving record.

• Detail oriented.

• Valid Oregon Driver’s License.

• Able to pass pre-employment drug and physical test and random drug testing throughout employment.