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Major Tool & Machine Overview

Indianapolis, IN
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Industrial Manufacturing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Major Tool & Machine is recognized as a critical leader in providing world-class manufacturing, engineering, fabrication, precision machining, and assembly services to a variety of United States and International customers.

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Mission: Our Mission is to provide World-Class engineering, fabrication, machining, and assembly services.

Major Tool & Machine – Why Work For Us?


Mission and ValuesVision:

To be our customer’s premier supplier.


To provide World-Class engineering, fabrication, machining, and assembly services.

For us to provide extraordinary manufacturing services to our customers, we must demonstrate:

  • Realistic and time-bound commitments and capabilities
  • A willingness to understand our customers’ requirements and expectations and a drive to meet them at all times
  • A sense of urgency toward fulfilling customers’ needs
  • A commitment to quality and continuous process improvement throughout the organization
  • Our ability to attract, develop, and retain employees who have a passion for learning, personal growth, and dedication.


  • Mutual Respect and Trust
  • Hard Work
  • Dedication
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Responsiveness
  • Quality
  • Safety


Established in 1946, Major Tool & Machine started business in custom manufacturing, specializing in the production of tooling and aircraft ground support equipment, and has since significantly expanded its market scope and capabilities.

Today, we are recognized as a critical leader in providing world-class manufacturing, engineering, fabrication, precision machining, and assembly services to a variety of United States and International customers. Major Tool & Machine manufactures hardware for a variety of industries including Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation, Commercial Industrial, and the Nuclear markets.

Operating and registered as a certified small business, Major Tool & Machine has grown to over 600,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Indianapolis area and excels in the following areas:

  • Complex engineering, fabrication, precision machining, and assemblies
  • Experienced project & program management
  • Contract manufacturing from material acquisition to assembly and testing
  • Dedicated production services
  • High variety, medium volume production

The experience of our people allows us to fulfill each customer’s specific requirements. The processes employed are technical and complex in nature, which requires our workforce to be highly competent and flexible in their ability to understand, communicate and respond to the customer’s needs. Our manufacturing processes and capabilities are important to our success, but the ability to meet and exceed customer expectations is impossible without the right people. Our employees develop and maintain a strong bond with our corporate values: mutual respect and trust, hard work, dedication, integrity, dependability, responsiveness, and commitment to quality.

To inspire dedication and continual improvement, we continually develop strong relationships with our employees and share the vision of the organization. Frequent expressions of appreciation for our workforce in general and positive recognition of desired behaviors help reinforce the essence of the values of the corporation.

Relationships within our community are very important. We want to share our success through community relations with other entities that support the local neighborhood and broader community. These relationships are developed through investing in human and social services, potential employees, and the general development of goodwill. To that end, we promote employees becoming volunteers for organizations that Major Tool & Machine supports, or with the charitable organization of their choice.

What Our People Say

With a history of over sixty years, Major Tool & Machine has become a trusted partner to customers and a valued company to employees. Here are just a few comments from our team members:

“I love the variety of work that we do. Different projects allow me to grow and expand my knowledge. We’re constantly challenged to create unique parts, with different materials, sizes, and uses. Major Tool & Machine is a place you can work for your entire career and never be bored!” – Process Engineer, Major Tool & Machine

“Major Tool provides state-of-the-art facilities and the technology to support us. Our facilities allow us to tackle large projects, but the company has maintained a connected feel for employees. I enjoy our diverse scope of work – we see many different industries and projects, which make our engineers well-rounded.” – Process Engineer, Major Tool & Machine

Major Tool & Machine Reviews

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  • "Good place to work due to the constant changing environment and the ability to learn and grow within the company."

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Indianapolis, IN
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    I have been working at Major Tool & Machine full-time (More than 10 years)


    I’ve been working here for over 10 years and I can say that no two weeks have ever been the same. We are constantly faced with unique challenges that make this a one of a kind place to work. We provide work for multiple industries including defense and Aerospace. Completing projects that I know are going to aid in technological advances is very satisfying.

    On-site clinic has been helpful multiple times for myself and my family.

    I have been given many chances to cross train and learn new machines throughout my career here. This has allowed me to be more useful throughout the shop.

    In December 2017 , the 401K Match was reinstated and paid retroactive for the entire year of 2017. This was a nice surprise.

    This year, there has been a quarterly bonus implemented based on Efficiency. We can get up to a 40 Hour Bonus per quarter depending on how our company performed. This is something that the company doesn’t have to offer, but has chosen to anyway.

    Over the 10+ years I’ve worked here, my pay has continued to increase with the exception of a few years.

    Lots of opportunities to participate in company functions.

    Access to a workout facility. Free of charge.


    As a skilled machinist, I would like to be more involved in the planning of the projects that are coming to my machine. Often, a part shows up for me to run, and I am seeing it for the first time.

    I would like more direct feedback from Management. I am often unsure how well I’m actually doing until my review comes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the Training Programs because it’s important that we grow our skilled work force.

    Continue to invest in our current employees in order to retain our highly skilled workforce.

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Major Tool & Machine Interviews



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    Welder Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Major Tool & Machine.


    Written test to check your ability to do math. Weld a few test plates. You then have a chat with the fabrication manager. MTM looks for potential, do your best to show them you want to be one of the best and you might get a call. If you're already one of the best in the field then you should already have 20yrs experience and a stable well paid job. Don't act like you know it all. They want people willing to learn and do things in ways that have already been proven to work most effectively.

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