Why Kays Engineering?

We are a global leader in the deep hole drilling industry. Our DeHoff and Eldorado machines are used by more companies in the USA than any other brand. We have customers in 30 different countries, and 5 different continents. How do we do all of this in the middle of America’s heartland?


As a small-town family-owned business for nearly 4 decades, we have worked hard to create a family culture in our shop. We strive for a work atmosphere of teamwork and stability. It is shown by the fact that over half of our employees have been with the company for 15+ years.

It is not often you work somewhere that people will donate their personal vacation time to a fellow employee during a sickness or family hardship. We had an employee who was out of work during chemotherapy for 6 months, and never missed a paycheck! All from their fellow employees donating time! We are proud to work at a place like this.


We offer a competitive and extensive benefits package to all employees, including:

  • Health Insurance – 85% company-paid for individuals!
  • Life Insurance – company-paid $20K policy
  • Dental / Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Vacation – unlimited annual rollover, no “use-it-or-lose-it” baloney!
  • Paid Holidays / Paid Sick Time
  • Attendance Bonus – earn up to 5 bonus vacation days per year!
  • Short-Term Disability & Workers’ Comp


Kays Engineering has called the city of Marshall, Missouri home since the company’s founding in 1980.  Marshall sits in the north-central area of the state of Missouri, and is the county seat of Saline County.  The city has a population of 13,000 while the surrounding area of Saline County has a total population of 23,000 people.

Your dollar goes farther in Marshall – the state of Missouri boasts the 4th lowest cost-of-living in the USA, and ranks 7th in “Affordability” according to U.S. News & World Report.

Marshall is the home to Missouri Valley College, Indian Foothills Park & Golf Course, the Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum, and the annual Flyover Music & Arts festival.  It is also within a 1-hour drive of the University of Missouri in Columbia and the Kansas City metro area.

Open Positions


Our engineers utilize the latest CAD 2D/3D software to design our precision drilling machines, including the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. They also get to see their designs come to life only weeks later, as our machines are assembled downstairs on the shop floor

  • No open positions available at this time


Looking for sales opportunities that can take you across the country and all over the world? Our machines are used worldwide in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, firearms, medical, energy, and others.

  • Regional Sales Rep (Domestic and/or International)

Production Control

The Production Control staff keeps operations running smoothly by working closely with both the engineering and manufacturing departments and using the latest ERP/MRP software.

  • No open positions available at this time


With a work environment that promotes cross-functional movement, our shop floor offers a unique opportunity to start or continue a career in many different disciplines. By keeping all of our manufacturing in-house, we ensure the continuation of our Made-in-America quality reputation!

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