Manufacturing Opportunities

Manufacturing Opportunities

Whether it’s cars, light bulbs, or coffee tables, manufacturing means putting things together and solving problems. Check out our employer partners actively recruiting veterans and spouse talent.

Why work in Manufacturing?

Indiana is one of the nation’s leading manufacturing hubs for and is the 2nd largest auto manufacturing state. We’re home to many innovative businesses that are growing fast—and they’re looking for motivated veterans to help fill their open positions. 

Analyze the Situation

Analyze the Situation

Attention to detail can be the difference between success and a breakdown in production.

Use Your Tech Skills

Use Your Tech Skills

Manufacturing professionals work with cutting-edge technology—including robotics and lasers

Follow a Routine

Follow a Routine

Many manufacturing jobs are checklist-oriented and involve working toward a bigger goal. 

Support Your Team

Support Your Team

Every team member is crucial in the manufacturing industry. There are many chances to work toward a common goal as a unit.

Career Pathways in Manufacturing

Production

Create plans to meet customer demand for popular products.
Median Salary:$46,634
Desired Skillsphysically fit, love of technology, technically accurate
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Industrial Maintenance

Diagnose and fix minor mechanical issues before they become major problems.
Median Salary:$51,630
Desired Skillsmechanical skills, desire to learn, manual dexterity
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Operations Leadership

Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, and dispatchers.
Median Salary:$94,730
Desired Skillseye for detail, adaptability, critical thinking
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A Few Industry Facts

538.8
Indiana jobs as of Mar 2022
$21k-$78k
salary range
21,600
new industrial machinery mechanics needed by 2022
List item iconIndustrial engineering and mechanical engineering are among the highest paying occupations in manufacturing.
List item iconMany manufacturing jobs don’t require a college degree, and offer excellent career mobility.
List item iconThis industry sector has dozens of subsectors and hundreds of career paths.
List item iconNearly 10% of all manufacturing employees have union representation.
List item iconManufacturing related to EV vehicles will be one of the highest growing segments of the industry over the next ten years.

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Logo for Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for commercial-duty vehicles.
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for commercial-duty vehicles.
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Logo for Specializing in complex composite assemblies for the aerospace industry, Applied Composites has a long history of providing customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous improvement processes that help reduce time and cost.
Specializing in complex composite assemblies for the aerospace industry, Applied Composites has a long history of providing customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous improvement processes that help reduce time and cost.
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Logo for Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team
Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team
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Logo for Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers.
Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers.
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Logo for We are a company that is proud of our heritage which is rich in product innovation, customer focus, and strategic growth. The dedication of our team members has allowed us to grow into a leading global provider of innovative solutions.
We are a company that is proud of our heritage which is rich in product innovation, customer focus, and strategic growth. The dedication of our team members has allowed us to grow into a leading global provider of innovative solutions.
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Logo for Helping people find balance and feel good, one drink at a time.
Helping people find balance and feel good, one drink at a time.
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Logo for Cummins Inc. is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, distributes, and services a broad portfolio of reliable, clean power solutions, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric and other alternative solutions.
Cummins Inc. is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, distributes, and services a broad portfolio of reliable, clean power solutions, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric and other alternative solutions.
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Logo for EPI is a growing Company that presents new and different challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to grow and become the preferred supplier to its customers while proving a challenging and safe work environment for its Employees.
EPI is a growing Company that presents new and different challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to grow and become the preferred supplier to its customers while proving a challenging and safe work environment for its Employees.
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Logo for We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We are the ‘People for Process Automation’.
We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We are the ‘People for Process Automation’.
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Logo for Evonik is based in Germany, and we do business around the whole world. We’re active in more than 100 countries globally and operate production plants in 27 countries on six continents. We are one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies.
Evonik is based in Germany, and we do business around the whole world. We’re active in more than 100 countries globally and operate production plants in 27 countries on six continents. We are one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies.
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Logo for Global leader in automotive technology
Global leader in automotive technology
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Logo for True experts in electrical machines, FLANDERS specializes in the development, manufacturing, integration, and deployment of advanced technologies for the world’s largest machines with electric rotating systems.
True experts in electrical machines, FLANDERS specializes in the development, manufacturing, integration, and deployment of advanced technologies for the world’s largest machines with electric rotating systems.
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Logo for Family owned business with two facilities in Harrison County Indiana.  We manufacture custom laminate countertops for multiple industries including offices, hotels, restaurants and schools.  We specialize in machining custom tops  with 16 CNC machines.
Family owned business with two facilities in Harrison County Indiana. We manufacture custom laminate countertops for multiple industries including offices, hotels, restaurants and schools. We specialize in machining custom tops with 16 CNC machines.
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Logo for Griffith Rubber Mills has been a proud US rubber products manufacturer for over a century.
Griffith Rubber Mills has been a proud US rubber products manufacturer for over a century.
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Logo for Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, producing low-calorie sweeteners, coffee, coffee creamers and liquid water enhancers. Simply put, we make coffee, tea and water taste better.
Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, producing low-calorie sweeteners, coffee, coffee creamers and liquid water enhancers. Simply put, we make coffee, tea and water taste better.
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Logo for Helmer Scientific
Helmer Scientific
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Logo for With employment of over 2,400 associates and capital investment exceeding $900 million, HMIN manufactures automobiles primarily for the U.S. market, and for export to markets outside of North America.
With employment of over 2,400 associates and capital investment exceeding $900 million, HMIN manufactures automobiles primarily for the U.S. market, and for export to markets outside of North America.
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Logo for Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity
Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity
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Logo for Intertech Products serves the automotive/transportation and industrial packaging industries.
Intertech Products serves the automotive/transportation and industrial packaging industries.
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Logo for Your next mission: Helping farmers and infrastructure workers feed and shelter the world.
Your next mission: Helping farmers and infrastructure workers feed and shelter the world.
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Logo for Specializing in custom refractories for the steel industry.
Specializing in custom refractories for the steel industry.
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Logo for Kimball Electronics is a leading contract manufacturer of durable electronics serving a variety of industries on a global scale. Our team of people creates solutions that improve people’s health, safety, productivity, and comfort.
Kimball Electronics is a leading contract manufacturer of durable electronics serving a variety of industries on a global scale. Our team of people creates solutions that improve people’s health, safety, productivity, and comfort.
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Logo for Lewis Bakeries is the largest wholesale bakery in Indiana and one of the few remaining independent bakeries in the Midwest. With 5 total bakeries, Lewis Bakeries’ aim has always been to produce the best bakery products and respond to consumers’ needs.
Lewis Bakeries is the largest wholesale bakery in Indiana and one of the few remaining independent bakeries in the Midwest. With 5 total bakeries, Lewis Bakeries’ aim has always been to produce the best bakery products and respond to consumers’ needs.
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Logo for Master Spas is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Operating out of a state-of-the-art, 50-acre campus, we are the largest swim spa manufacturer in the world, and largest portable spa and hot tub manufacturer that makes 100% of our product in the USA.
Master Spas is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Operating out of a state-of-the-art, 50-acre campus, we are the largest swim spa manufacturer in the world, and largest portable spa and hot tub manufacturer that makes 100% of our product in the USA.
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Logo for MSP has manufactured precision machined products for the Aerospace and Defense Industries, and has developed a worldwide leading reputation for excellence, with virtually all corporate, commercial, general and military aircraft containing our components.
MSP has manufactured precision machined products for the Aerospace and Defense Industries, and has developed a worldwide leading reputation for excellence, with virtually all corporate, commercial, general and military aircraft containing our components.
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Logo for NLMK Indiana is a Steel Mill located on beautiful Lake Michigan, in Portage, IN.
NLMK Indiana is a Steel Mill located on beautiful Lake Michigan, in Portage, IN.
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Logo for We are a family owned and operated business who designs and produces top quality patterns to our customers for over 50 years.
We are a family owned and operated business who designs and produces top quality patterns to our customers for over 50 years.
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Logo for Pennville Custom Cabinetry's Mission Statement is
Pennville Custom Cabinetry’s Mission Statement is “We build the world’s best cabinets.”
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Logo for Plastic Recycling Inc. is a company that specializes in recycling plastic waste into high-quality pellets that can be used in the manufacturing of new plastic products.
Plastic Recycling Inc. is a company that specializes in recycling plastic waste into high-quality pellets that can be used in the manufacturing of new plastic products.
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Logo for Poseidon Barge is the premier sectional barge manufacturer serving the Heavy Civil and Marine Construction Industries. Sectional Barges and accessories are manufactured at Poseidon's fabrication shop in Berne, Indiana.
Poseidon Barge is the premier sectional barge manufacturer serving the Heavy Civil and Marine Construction Industries. Sectional Barges and accessories are manufactured at Poseidon’s fabrication shop in Berne, Indiana.
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Logo for Since Saab was started, we have strived to keep people and society safe. It is a basic human need to feel safe and, as we see it, a human right. Through systems and solutions that increase security, we can make this possible.
Since Saab was started, we have strived to keep people and society safe. It is a basic human need to feel safe and, as we see it, a human right. Through systems and solutions that increase security, we can make this possible.
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Logo for Toyota Material Handling is not only the #1 forklift provider, but a great place to work. We are continually seeking out individuals who are talented, motivated, and fit our corporate culture of professionalism, friendliness, and dedication.
Toyota Material Handling is not only the #1 forklift provider, but a great place to work. We are continually seeking out individuals who are talented, motivated, and fit our corporate culture of professionalism, friendliness, and dedication.
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Logo for Home to the Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid midsize SUVs, the Sienna minivan and the Sequoia full-size SUV.
Home to the Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid midsize SUVs, the Sienna minivan and the Sequoia full-size SUV.
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Logo for TWE Nonwovens US specializes in engineered applications utilizing nonwoven thermal bonded and needlepunched technologies.
TWE Nonwovens US specializes in engineered applications utilizing nonwoven thermal bonded and needlepunched technologies.
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Logo for There is no other truck body or trailer manufacturer that thinks the way we do, that acts the way we do, or that is making the kind of sweeping changes to prepare our customers for a very different world—one that is coming fast and will force disruption.
There is no other truck body or trailer manufacturer that thinks the way we do, that acts the way we do, or that is making the kind of sweeping changes to prepare our customers for a very different world—one that is coming fast and will force disruption.
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Logo for Welch Packaging is a family-owned and operated company that began in 1985.  Our mission is to design and manufacture the Ultimate Corrugated Experience for our customers.
Welch Packaging is a family-owned and operated company that began in 1985. Our mission is to design and manufacture the Ultimate Corrugated Experience for our customers.
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Logo for Winona Powder Coating is the largest custom coater providing high-volume powder coating and e-coating services to industrial companies in the Midwest.
Winona Powder Coating is the largest custom coater providing high-volume powder coating and e-coating services to industrial companies in the Midwest.
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Logo for World Arts is a professional printing, mailing, and fulfillment company specializing in the unique needs of the Life Sciences, Higher Education, and Commercial industries.
World Arts is a professional printing, mailing, and fulfillment company specializing in the unique needs of the Life Sciences, Higher Education, and Commercial industries.
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Logo for For nearly 90 years, Zimmer Biomet has been a driving force in the rapidly growing musculoskeletal healthcare industry. Today, Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.
For nearly 90 years, Zimmer Biomet has been a driving force in the rapidly growing musculoskeletal healthcare industry. Today, Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.
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