Machine Set-Up Technician
South Bend, Indiana - Full Time

Do you have experience in a production facility environment?  Do you know how to operate machinery to produce quality results?  Are you reliable, and eager to learn more to advance your skills? Are you looking for an industry-leading manufacturing company that is thriving?

If you answered, "Yes!", then Manufacturing Technology, Inc. has just the opportunity for you. We need you to help us keep up with our growing Manufacturing Services demand to deliver state-of-the-art, custom-engineered manufacturing welding solutions.  This is a Monday-Friday, first shift, hourly position.

As a Machine Set-Up Technicain for Manufacturing Technology, based in South Bend, Indiana, you will be responsible for the machine operation of the Manufacturing Services division.  You will be doing a variety of duties including but not limited to: operating friction welders and special machines to weld parts per individual customer specifications, starting machines, loading and unloading work pieces, adjusting machine settings, operating special-purpose machines, and using various gauges, calipers and micrometers to inspect and measure welded pieces to meet customer specifications.  

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in a production facility environment and knows how to operate machinery.  They will be reliable and attentive to quality standards. 

Experience driving a forklift, ability to read blueprints, and experience using manual equipment such as lathes, surface grinders and mills would all be preferred, but not necessary.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Work safe and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  2. Makes fixture and chuck changes, performs fixture and chuck alignment tests, and other set-up changes such as machine controls and limit switch dog or guide locations required to run a particular part.
  3. Maintains welders and special-purpose machines.  This may include replacing worn machine accessories such as collet pads or fixture pads, cleaning equipment using solvent and rags, and lubricating equipment as needed.
  4. Starts machine, loads and unloads work pieces (lifting work pieces manually or using hoist), secures work piece in fixture and observes machine operation.
  5. Operates special-purpose machines or equipment required for the production of customer parts.
  6. Inspects and measures welded work pieces to verify conformance to customer specifications using instruments such as preset comparator, fixed gauges, calipers and micrometers.
  7. Set-up and run research and development sample jobs.
  8. Use lift truck to move parts between welding, storage and shipping areas
  9. May be responsible for counting inventory and completing associated documentation required for special customers.
  10. Communicates with co-workers and supervisor to receive instructions and coordinate activities.
  11. Promotes cultural values and behavior in others (Respectful, Purposeful, Integrity, Collaborative, Adaptable, Positive Attitude, Excellence, Effective Communication, Self-motivated, Responsible, Recognition & Appreciation).
  12. Perform other assignments, as requested by supervisor or manager.
  13. Advise and recommend future technical and/or operational direction and process improvements as related to this function.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic math skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Good Communication and teamwork skills
  • Must conduct oneself with the highest level of professional and ethical standards.

Experience and Education: 

  • High School education or equivalent;
    technical certification preferred

MTI is a privately held company headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, specializing in transformational, custom-engineered joining solutions for manufacturing processes. Our leading-edge expertise is available on site worldwide. An ISO 9001, AS9100, and NADCAP registered company, we also provide contract welding services at our 115,000 SF facility in South Bend, as well as at MTI Welding Technologies, Ltd. in Kingswinford, England.

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MTI is a EOE/Affirmative Action and Drug Free Workplace.