Job Spotlight: Industrial Machine Builder

Learn about a career as an industrial machine builder.

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our monthly Job Spotlight blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

Industrial Machine Builder

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re putting together what it takes to be an industrial machine builder. Key qualities include attention to detail and adhering to safety guidelines.

Required Education: Typically, a high school diploma.


This varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, geographic area, industry, etc.), but industrial machine operators can make as much as $24 to $27 an hour or more.

What Industrial Machine Builders Do:

Industrial machine builders deal with a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Building and assembling plastic welding machines
  • Testing and ensuring proper assembly of equipment to exact specifications and requirements
  • Working in a team environment to meet production goals
  • Adhering to safety guidelines on the production floor

What Companies Look for in Industrial Machine Builders:

Every position is different, but many companies need the following skills and attributes:

  • Solid background in understanding machine blueprints and electrical schematics
  • Troubleshooting using electrical and pneumatic diagrams

Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada. If you have any questions about industrial machine builder jobs in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.

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