Process/Application Engineer
South Bend, Indiana - Full Time

Founded in 1926, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) remains a family-owned South Bend, IN headquartered business 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 the outstanding MTI reputation and our 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 $40M in annual sales.  There are three main branches of the business: Friction Welding Machine Build, Resistance Welding in Europe and Contract Friction Welding.

As our influence expands, we are searching for a skilled and creative minded Process Engineer to join our team of exceptionally dedicated and inter-connected Contract Friction Welding professionals in an exciting and rewarding technically advanced company. By learning about exciting cutting-edge technologies and working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company where this position offers an opportunity to make a strong impact on the growth and success of the business while expanding the skill set of the person holding the position.


As a Process Engineer for MTI in South Bend, IN you will leverage your process or application engineering skills and manufacturing/production background or relevant academic experience in the application of one of our friction joining technologies to products manufactured by our customers world-wide.  You will also have the opportunity to investigate and correct process problems as they are identified by internal and external customers.  Your primary focus will be the support of our customers through the sales, service, contract welding, and equipment manufacturing departments. You will integrate systems and production as you identify, develop and implement improvements to the existing manufacturing processes and methods. 


A background in mechanical, manufacturing, welding or metallurgical engineering is preferred as well as familiarity and functionality with SolidWorks (or another CAD program), and M2M (or a similar ERP system). Friction Welding experience will really make your resume stand out.  Your willingness to take a hands-on approach, as well as your understanding of interpreting data/trends will ensure your success in this highly visible role. Utilizing your excellent presentation and business skills to demonstrate the merits of your proven knowledge of quality improvements and innovative ideas, you will be positioning MTI for further expansion in the marketplace and future growth. You not only have a knowledge and understanding of process improvements (friction joining process and metallurgical background are pluses), but you have also successfully integrated your process background and troubleshooting expertise into fully realized projects.

Your strong organizational skills, deadline-sensitivity and ability to "take charge" with your problem-solving capabilities and your ability to work effectively with all internal team members and external customers will be instrumental in the continued growth of friction joining as an acceptable and desirable method of joining a wide range of materials across manufacturing industries around the world. Come join our team in this exciting career opportunity!



  • 401(k) matching
  • Health Insurance
  • H.S.A. with company contribution
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off, new hires receive 20 days per year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid short term disability
  • Continuing Education: Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary uniform service

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.