The Michigan based team that support Talascend's automotive and manufacturing customers is the longest established in the Talascend group.

A History of Excellence

For our entire history, the auto industry and related disciplines have been and remain close to the heart of our workforce development business.

Working with almost every major automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Talascend has provided technical staff, outsourced engineering resources and a range of other specialized services to the automotive and manufacturing sectors since 1946.

During the peak of the automotive industry, Talascend (then Modern Engineering) had over 2500 contractors on staff at 22 locations for the largest OEM's. Over our entire history, Talascend has employed or placed tens of thousands of highly-qualified, proven automotive industry engineering, technical and skilled labor talent. 

We are confident that our demonstrated decades of experience in contingent and direct workforce management tailored to the major automotive OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers, coupled with our recent and ongoing experience in sourcing, qualifying, assessing, interviewing and hiring candidates in the automotive sector, provides us with the processes and engaged candidate community necessary to provide customers with a complete turn-key solution for their workforce program.

As a result of our community building efforts, we can find the right person for your vacancy whatever their discipline, either directly or through a referral. Talascend also has the proven capability to provide you with custom planning strategies to staff entire project teams.


Our current advanced manufacturing industry client list includes:

  • AO Smith
  • Bourns
  • Clarion
  • Dow Corning
  • Dow Kokam
  • Draexlmaier
  • Alps Automotive
  • M-Tek
  • Gentex
  • Xtreme Power

To see manufacturing and automotive jobs with any of these companies and more, search our open positions.