Machine Builder

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is to build products and to make materials available for disposition in the work environment. Duties will involve a variety of tasks but not limited to: performing assembly of large industrial type machines, pallet building, testing, incidental machining, problem solving, and taking corrective action to assigned products or areas, operation of material handling equipment, receiving, counting loading or unloading transportation vehicles.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Equipment operation and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use of miscellaneous hand and measuring tools, gauges, test equipment, power lift equipment and possible tow motor operation
  • Parts preparation, labeling, movement and tracking
  • Inspection and quality tracking and reporting
  • Follow all safety and housekeeping procedures
  • Conformance to production and administrative procedures
  • Enhancement of existing processes
  • Must be able to communicate with leaders and work well with others in a team environment.
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic plumbing.
  • Assembly and wiring of electrical control panels.
  • Assembly and fabrication of large scale, industrial type machines.

Beyond the tasks directly involved with building Nordson products, responsibilities include:

  • Interfacing with customers (both internal and external)
  • Training co-workers
  • Inventory accuracy
  • Timely and accurate processing of paperwork
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience Requirement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


High School diploma or GED required.


3-5 years of relevant experience associated with the task to be performed preferred.

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Technical Ability – effectively apply written/verbal instructions from procedures, documents and blueprints, etc
  • Ability to Learn – assimilating and apply new, job related information in a timely manner
  • Adaptability – maintaining effectiveness in a changing environment, assignments, responsibilities and/or priorities
  • Physical Dexterity – effectively assemble electrical/mechanical devices
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to drive a tow motor

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Production environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel Required


Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.

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