Since our founding in 1959, Manor Tool & Manufacturing has grown to become a leader in metal stamping. From prototyping to high-volume runs, we specialize in punching, bending, forming, and deep drawn stamping.
Over the last several years, and especially in the wake of COVID-19, many manufacturing companies have been reshoring their operations, bringing more careers in manufacturing back home to U.S. workers.
Begin Your Career in Manufacturing & Machining
Metal stamping is a fast, affordable process for creating complex metal components (and replicating those results precisely for hundreds or millions of units) for applications in a variety of industries. There are several techniques that can be used to achieve a desired result.
Metal stamping requires the use of tools and dies to form the metal—and that requires a tool and die maker. Lee Simeone, the founder of Manor Tool, was a tool and die maker prior to founding Manor Tool. It’s an important role that requires a highly trained individual to do the following tasks:
- Use CAD and CAM technology
- Check all measurements and tolerances
- Operate manual and CNC tools
- Inspect tools for defects and test them to ensure they perform correctly
- Adjust parts to ensure they fit correctly
Becoming a tool and die maker generally starts with on-the-job training or an apprenticeship. It can be helpful to take courses in math and metal working, and there are vocational and community colleges that offer two-year degrees in machining or tool and die making. If you take on-the-job training, the process will likely include a full work week, where you start with simpler projects and progress to more advanced assignments. This is often accompanied by specific technical training in the evening or on the weekends. After a year or more of that type of paid training, your career is launched, and you’ll enjoy your full machinist salary.
Typically, the salary of a tool and die maker can average between $29 – 33.50/hour. For those who choose a more scaled-down role as a metal stamper, ZipRecruiter reports an average salary of $27,000. It’s important to note that experience, schooling, and training, as well as the employer you work for, may influence your salary.
“Stamp” Your Place at Manor Tool!
Careers in manufacturing are a great way to have a positive impact on the economy and within your community. It’s an exciting line of work that uses the latest technology and materials, and every day you’re face-to-face with the results of your hard work: tangible products that are essential to critical industries like medical and defense. You can hone your skills and follow a clear career path to success. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to grow as a professional as the industry changes, new technology comes available, and the company pivots to meet consumer demand.
Despite a difficult past, manufacturing jobs are safer than ever, thanks to automation, advances in technology, and growing awareness and commitment to employee safety throughout the industry. Employees receive the training and equipment they need to protect themselves and their fellow workers, and safety protocols are strictly followed in our facility.
Now is the time to pursue a manufacturing career, and Manor Tool is hiring! Take a look at our current openings, and check back regularly for updates and new positions. If you’re passionate about the future of U.S. manufacturing and are interested in an exciting career with us, we hope to hear from you. Contact us with any questions you have about metal stamping, and apply today!