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We make careers that are built to last. When you join the Melfred Borzall team of engineers, sales people, manufacturers and support staff, you become part of a unit that works like a well-oiled machine but feels like a family. If you get excited just thinking about drill bits, rock tools and other directional drilling equipment, we want to hear more about you.

Submit your resume below for an open position and let’s talk about uncovering new opportunities for your career.


Career Opportunities at Melfred Borzall

  • Mechanical Design Engineer - HDD Downhole Tools
    Santa Maria, CAApply

    Melfred Borzall is a modern manufacturing company located in Santa Maria on the beautiful Central Coast of California. Our team of engineers, welders, machinists and fabricators manufacture high-quality parts for Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) using state-of-the art equipment, including CNC machine tools and robotic welding. As part of its continued growth plan, Melfred Borzall is looking for a skilled Mechanical Engineer to design Downhole Tools for HDD.

    Engineers at Melfred Borzall do not stay at their desks but get their hands dirty solving problems! For this full-time position, we seek a self-reliant, highly motivated individual, able to work both independently and with a team. This person will interact directly with customers and Sales to learn firsthand the product needs of drillers and to help solve their problems. The Mechanical Design Engineer works closely with Manufacturing to ensure the product is made efficiently and to the design intention. They will be involved in field testing to be sure the products meet the customer’s needs and to continually improve the tooling designs.


    • Design new and improved tools for Horizontal Directional Drilling
    • Provide support to manufacturing to ensure tools are built to the design intent
    • Conduct tests to validate tooling designs in test environment and field use
    • Professional interactions with Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Sales and Vendors
    • Assist customers in solving field problems
    • Support Lean Manufacturing efforts and workplace organizational skills


    • BS in Mechanical Engineering
    • 3+ years of engineering design experience
    • Experience designing downhole tools very desirable
    • Experience with Solidworks or other 3D modeling software

    Beneficial Skills:

    • Experience working to API standards
    • Familiarity with CNC machining including 5-axis milling
    • Familiarity with welding and brazing
    • Familiarity with the principles of Lean Manufacturing


    • Competitive pay
    • Health insurance
    • Profit sharing, 401K plan
    • Paid vacation and sick days (16 days per year total)
    • 12 paid holidays including December 24 through January 1
    • Paid education reimbursement
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    Job Type: Full-time

    Required education:

    • Bachelor’s

    Required experience:

    • Mechanical Engineering: 3 years
    • Downhole Tooling Design: 3 years
  • Outside Sales Representative
    Santa Maria, CAApply

    We are looking for a highly motivated Outside Sales Representative with Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) experience to be instrumental in increasing market penetration of Melfred Borzall tooling into the Northern California HDD market.  This person will be responsible for developing strong relationships with customers and potential customers, and providing outstanding, solution-based service. Base salary plus commission based on very attainable goals can bring an income of more than $100k for the right candidate.


    Overview of Company:

    For over 70 years Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) contractors have relied on Melfred Borzall, Inc. for high quality tools to improve the production of their HDD jobs.  Customer service, the old-fashioned way, is something our Team is proud of and we are looking for an outside sales representative to continue growing our business.  Located in Santa Maria, CA we provide an eco-friendly environment for manufacturing, parts distribution, sales, marketing, engineering, customer service and administration.

    Job Description

    • Visit contractors daily at their job site and office
    • Establish, build and grow relationships with contractors
    • Utilize a solutions-driven approach to helping contractors
    • Use company provided tools (i.e. CRM software) to fully document, track, record, follow-up and capture all related sales activity in a timely and accurate manner
    • Provide support with tradeshows, distributors in other states and training
    • Proactively study and stay current on industry and product information
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner
    • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service
    • Travel & overnight stays including visits to factory in Santa Maria, CA


    • Must have experience in Horizontal Directional Drilling for the installation of utilities
    • Reside in Northern California or willing to relocate to Northern California
    • Excellent customer service attitude and skills
    • Sales experience or aptitude for sales
    • Computer literate
    • Self-motivated with a passion to learn and grow
    • Excellent verbal & written communications skills
    • Strong listening skills
    • Accurate and organized
    • Ability to prioritize activities and manage time effectively
    • Clean driving record


    • Base salary plus commission
    • Company truck, cellphone & laptop
    • Company credit card for all business expenses
    • Medical insurance, life insurance
    • Two weeks paid vacation per year plus week between Christmas & New Years
    • Six paid holidays per year
    • 401K and profit sharing
    • Yearly bonus
    • Monthly Santa Maria BBQs at factory


Career Opportunities at Melfred Borzall

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