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Careers at Purakal

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

   |   $18.00-$22.00/HR DOE


Posted On: 9/7/2017     Closes On: 10/31/2017

Purakal Cylinders, Inc. has an immediate opening for CNC Machinist Set Up/Operator. 


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 CNC Machinist Set Up-Operator for mills and lathes. 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 CNC mills (horizontal and vertical) and lathes.
  • 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 CNC Machinist work experience or equivalent
  • Technical Degree in manufacturing and or certification through 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

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