Job Title


Job Location

Forward Technology LLC
220 Millard Ave SW
Cokato, MN 55321

Work Days

Standard: Monday to Friday
Special cases: weekends may be required during travel

Work Hours

Standard: 7AM to 3:20PM

Travel Requirements

Essentially no travel, some customer visits possible if desired


Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k (Roth or Traditional) w/ company match, 10 Paid Holidays, PTO, Aflac, Short- & Long-Term Disability, Flexible Benefit Plan

Physical Requirements

Some lifting may be required, up to 50lbs

Drug Testing Required


Education Required

2 Year Machine Trades Degree or relevant experience

Special License Requirements


Certification Requirements


Driver’s License

Valid driver’s license required


Passport not required



Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Machinist will be responsible for machining parts to print and making sure the parts fit and function as intended. Applicant will operate vertical mills, manual lathes, surface grinder, and tapping machine. Common materials to be machined are carbon steel (multiple grades), aluminum (multiple grades), brass, stainless steel (not very common), and multiple types of plastic such as UHMW, Delrin, and in some instances Teflon.

Under minimum supervision, applicant will machine quality parts from raw block of material and route them through the shop accordingly. 

The Machinist ideally has strong manual machining experience and as a benefit (not required) has tool building experience. A go-getter type personality with a strong desire to succeed will help the applicant thrive and grow in this position.

Common tasks for this position include:

  • Machine parts based on prints provided from engineering group
  • Work with engineers to understand part requirements as necessary
  • Build tooling (once experience gained) and install in the plastic welders for setup and operation
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to improve processes, efficiency, quality, and service

Experience Required

  • 0+ years of machining experience 
  • Familiar with machining practices
  • Experience with reading and understanding prints

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Driven, energetic, self-starter type individual with go-getter attitude
  • Ambitious person with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task daily
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Highly organized with a positive attitude, strong work ethic

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Familiar with tool building
  • Familiar with fitting of plastic parts to custom built tooling

About Forward Technology:

Forward Technology is a leader in the plastic welding and industrial automation industry. Forward was founded in 1965 as Tape, Inc. in Plymouth, MN. Forward is a part of The Crest Group of Companies, headquartered in New Jersey. By being a part of a large group of companies, Forward Technology has the opportunity to partner and collaborate with these sister companies around the world.

Forward Technology’s Mission Statement:

Forward Technology is committed to developing and providing products, solutions, and services that exceed customer expectations while continuing to improve efficiencies through teamwork and employee involvement, thus resulting in complete satisfaction of customers and company shareholders.

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