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Facility & On-the-Job Training


Building Industry Partnerships

As a pillar in the tool and industry in Meadville, PA, Actco Tool & Manufacturing Company has developed a vast network of industry partners through more than 50 years of existence by combining our expertise with those of our local associates.


Professional Association

We have been members of the NWPA Chapter of National Tooling & Machining Association since 1970.

We Have Everything Right Here

We coordinate locally with the industry's leading service providers, so that in addition to Actco's machining services, a customer's specification requirements (surface treatments, large scale heat treating, certified inspections) can be done quickly and included with your purchase from Actco Tool & Manufacturing Company. We work with the following companies:

On-the-Job Training

Hands-on Training Opportunities

Learn everything that you need to know to be able to build a successful career in the tool and die industry. At Actco Tool & Manufacturing Company in Meadville, PA, we welcome aspiring engineers, technicians, and machinists to our on-the-job training program. Take advantage of the hands-on learning experiences we offer.

Internship Program Structure

Our internship program includes processes and activities designed to promote knowledge and teach trainees the skill sets required for proficiency in the tool and die trade. The multi-stage process also offers exceptional trainees the opportunity for full-time employment with our company. The 4 stages of the training program are:

  1. Internship Interview and Candidate Selection
  2. Shadow Day – Awarded candidates undergo job shadow activities with an Actco Tool machining specialist for a one-day trial
  3. Preliminary Trial Period – Successful Shadow Day trainees get a chance to participate in a one-week trial for free hands-on training at an established Meadville manufacturing facility
  4. Final Tier – Three-month internship and an on-the-job training opportunity with potential for permanent full-time employment with our company

Please fill out application and submit to:

ACTCO Tool & Manufacturing Company
P.O. Box 675
Meadville, PA 16335
Open application is available the first Tuesday of every month from 2-4 PM at the Actco location.


To qualify for on-the-job training at Actco, applicants must have a valid PA driver's license available when applying; and will need to complete a post-secondary education (diploma) in machining.

Optimal Quality Control

We never compromise on quality control at any point in the manufacturing process.
All RAM optical and OGP optical inspection devices are maintained and calibrated in accordance with ISO Guide 25 standards. Certification can be traced through NIST standards while processes and systems are maintained and monitored with strict adherence to MIL-I-45208A regulations. The complete range of CNC tools at our facility allows us to create parts and tools with pinpoint accuracy of up to +/-.0001 for close-tolerance metal removal needs. Basic bar stock squaring and complex contouring tasks can be done on CNC machining centers and rugged horizontal milling machines. Powered by advanced technology, our equipment can accomplish all machining tasks with engineering precision and accuracy.