Field Test and Service Engineer
Pensnett Estate Kingswinford, West Midlands - Full Time

Founded in 1926, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) remains a family-owned business headquartered in South Bend, IN which is currently operated by the 4th generation of the family.  MTI is the global leader in friction welding solutions with locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Slovakia and a majority-owned facility in India. Leveraging an outstanding reputation and MTI’s strong customer relationships, MTI has developed a significant global presence as provider of critical friction welding solutions for Aerospace / Astrospace, Automotive, Military, Oil & Gas and Mining industries and boasts customers such as NASA, Boeing and large tier 1 automotive suppliers such as Rolls-Royce.  We are known as an independent, nimble, and fast responding partner for customized solutions. With over 250 global employees MTI generates over $50M in annual sales.  There are three main branches of the business: Global Friction Welding Machine Build, Regional Contract Welding and Resistance Welding in Europe. 

Since 2005, MTI Welding Technologies, our Kingswinford facility, located in the heart of the Midlands has grown to be a leading supplier of Rotary friction welding machines throughout Europe.  Our strong team of experts - who are a full-service provider to our customers  - ensures that our customer’s on-site service, OEM friction welder parts, installation, and operator and maintenance training needs are met. 

As our influence expands, we are searching for a skilled and creative minded Field Test and Service Engineer.  This position, based out of Kingswinford, reports directly to our Director of Operations and will travel extensively throughout Europe and the globe using your machine installation and trouble shooting skills with MTI’s state of the art joining and welding equipment.  Superior skills in diagnosis and repair of mechanical, pneumatics, and hydraulics systems are essential to this job as is an ability to build relationships with a wide range of customers in the field.  Additional experience with electronics systems and/or robotic systems will ensure your success. Your ability to read blueprints and schematics and a willingness to learn and grow will position you for continued career growth within a company that provides extensive training and cares about your contributions. Working knowledge of ladder logic - predominantly Siemens, but also Allen Bradley PLCs would also be an advantage.  You will be able to travel up to 30-50% of the time, (although for short periods of time, this could be higher) earning additional compensation under our Global Travel Policy.    

This position is an integral part of our Global Service and Spare Parts team.  We are seeking a focused, detailed-oriented team member with uncompromisingly high standards and solid work ethic coupled with a strong desire to learn. 

This important role strives to achieve success by following MTI’s Core Values: Purposeful Innovation, MTI Family Company, Stellar Reputation, Customer Intimate, Supported Accountability, and An Environment Where You Are Expected to Contribute and Grow.

The Challenge:

MTI is a company in significant growth, and rapid development in terms of globalizing and becoming best in class. MTI is looking for driven, collaborative, and innovative people to help us achieve our goals.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  1. Communicate with customers in a professional and knowledgeable manner
  2. Travel requirements throughout Europe as well as worldwide to install and repair machines, must be able to work without supervision.
  3. Dismantle defective machines and install new or repaired parts, following specifications and drawings, using precision measuring instruments and hand tools.
  4. Work closely with customer to diagnose and repair machines.
  5. Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as wiring and electrical/electronic components of machines.
  6. Install machinery and equipment according to drawings and other specifications.
  7. Lay out, assemble, install and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repair/replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators and related components.
  8. Install, program or repair automated machinery and equipment, such as flash turn off, programmable controllers, conveyors, robots, etc.
  9. Apply trouble shooting expertise utilizing visual inspection, listening for unusual sounds to determine machine malfunctions as well as discussing machine operation and variation with customer personnel.
  10. Provide instruction to customer personnel to operate MTI machines and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  11. Promote 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 manager or supervisor
  13. Advise and recommend future technical and/or operational direction and process improvements as related to this function.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Mechanical and Electrical System proficiency
  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot and anticipate results.
  4. Ability to independently navigate foreign airports and countries with comfort.
  5. Proven ability to work without supervision.
  6. Must conduct oneself with the highest level of professional and ethical standards.

Preferred Skills or Competencies

  1. PLC & Robot knowledge.
  2. Foreign travel experience.

Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to perform general office-related activities.
  2. Flexibility and stamina as required of lengthy travel
  3. Use hands for purposes of keyboarding; hand tools, handle or feel.
  4. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 18Kgs.

Required Education and/or Experience

  1. Higher National Certificate or equivalent
  2. Experience with Hydraulic & Pneumatic circuits

Job Type: Full-Time
                 This is not a remote position. 
                This position requires your onsite presence.


  • Day shift

Location: Kingswinford, Midlands, UK

MTI Welding Technologies (MTIW) is a globally renowned friction welding machine manufacturer, offering a standard product range of machines as well as customised solutions. Our team of experienced engineers has decades of experience working closely with customers to develop tailored solutions for their product or individual requirements.

MTI Welding Technologies is NADCAP, ISO 9001 and AS9100 accredited, ensuring the highest quality and sensitivity for customer projects.  MTIW uses globally recognized component suppliers to supply machines and solutions that meet global customer requirements, including CE.