Machinist program training employees for Manroy

Fall registration open at Isothermal through July 11
Jun. 28, 2013 @ 06:05 AM

Isothermal Community College is working to help prepare students for careers at Manroy Defense Systems in Spindale.

Manroy is a leading supplier to the global defense industry with extensive experience in the production of machine guns, mounts and ancillary products.

The company is looking for qualified individuals in Rutherford County for competitive-paying positions in manufacturing and machining.

Manroy USA, LLC, was incorporated and classified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business in April of 2009. In October 2011, Manroy Defense Systems purchased a 135,000 sq. ft. facility located within HUBZone designated area of Spindale. The company's headquarters are in the fully operational Spindale facility.

There are 60 employees at Manory and the company has a growing need for machine operators and machinists. Manroy works with Isothermal Community College and the NC Community College network through the Machining Technology Programs to recruit staff to fill these positions.

Amber Thompson, dean of applied science and technology at Isothermal said Manroy has employed several graduates from Isothermal's machinist program. "We are encouraging people to receive training," Thompson said.

"There is a shortage of machinists over the entire state and we are trying to promote the programs at Isothermal Community College and the other community colleges in the state," Nikii Pittman, Manroy's human resources manager said Thursday.

Pittman said additional positions will open at Manroy later this year, but the company is primarily concerned that prospective employees will receive the proper machinist training at Isothermal in order to fill the jobs when they become available.

The company’s machine operator positions require a High School Diploma or GED with at least one college machining course preferred. The machinist positions require a High School Diploma or GED and a college machining course is required.

Isothermal Community College continuously works with local and regional business and industry including Manroy Defense Systems to understand and implement actual workforce skills into its programs, said Mike Gavin, director of marketing and community relations at Isothermal.

Isothermal uses the latest technology to train students for successful entry into the workforce. Courses at Isothermal can also help you to excel or advance from your current position in manufacturing and machining. The college offers Certificates in Machining and CNC Programming as well as Diploma and Associates programs.

Apply to Isothermal online at Registration for Fall 2013 is open until Thursday, July 11. For more information on Machining Technologies,  call or email Scott Bradey at 828-395-1409 or