Industry Snapshot: Contract Manufacturer

If you are a machine shop or "job shop," you know that the industries you serve expect quality. In fact, that is putting it lightly—they demand quality. It also means you are accustomed to audits, regulations, and expectations of zero defects.

With these demands, you need more than machine operators. You need true machinists, with in-depth knowledge of cutting theory, the ability to setup jobs and troubleshoot, and the skills to meet tight tolerances.

Tooling U-SME is proud to work with multiple companies that specialize as suppliers and "job shops" to the Fortune 500 manufacturers. If your company is in this industry, we want to share with you some of our successes and demonstrate how we can support job training in your company.


Our Top Contract Manufacturer Customers

   Advanced Machining & Tooling
   Cox Manufacturing
   D&R Machine Co.
   EMC Precision Machining

   Global Precision Parts, Inc.
   Interplex
   Laitram Corporation
   M & S Slotting

   McGregor
   MIC Group
   Minco Tool & Mold, Inc.
   Morven Automation

   Oberg Industries
   Penn United
   Precision Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.
   Richardson MFG Company

   Simpson
   Spirol International
   Tier One LLC
   V & M Star


Customer Spotlight

The Company

A Texas company specializing in precision machining and complete turnkey mechanical and electrical assembles.

The Challenge

  • The company had a strong partnership with a local community college, but lack of time available for training was a core issue.
  • There were workforce reductions, and operations were "all hands on deck," which even further reduced time available for training.
  • The company needed to comply to various regulations, and also needed to provide clear documentation of training to customers.

The Solution

  • Initial program targeted 20 machinists, welders and assemblers.
  • The addition of professional services for aligning training to job roles via competency-based models.

The Result

  • The program has expanded to 350 individuals.
  • Noticeable increase and efficiencies regarding access to training, at a pace of 25 online classes per user per year.
  • Additional plans in the works for using Tooling U-SME services for building out hands-on training aligned to their specific job roles.