Hoover & Strong Is Looking For STARS!

Shows a positive image and attitude, Treats others with respect, Able to adapt to change, Readily accepts additional responsibilities, Shows a willingness to be a team player.

Hoover & Strong is a 107-year-old, family-owned Jewelry manufacturer and refiner.  We cater to the jewelry industry by producing over 30,000 eco-friendly and responsible Harmony jewelry products, all made in the USA.  Our products and services include jewelry, contract castings, findings, mill products, diamond services and eco-friendly metal refining.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am 5:00 pm, Paid Holidays and Full Benefits.  A team of over 140 enthusiastic and dedicated coworkers have created a progressive, family-oriented work environment that encourages personal growth, the sharing of creative ideas and responsible practices.  Our work ethic is strong and we strive for excellence and innovation in everything that we do.  Providing high quality products and professional services is our passion and we do it all in a casual, non-corporate atmosphere with respect and appreciation for one another. Enthusiasm and excitement circulate throughout the facility and inspires our work every day. Innovation and creativeness are hard to escape in an environment where we are passionate about excelling and sharing ideas! Hoover and Strong, Inc. is simply just a great place to work!

Make a difference in YOUR life and become a part of the Hoover family!


Apply NowMachine Operator

Position Overview: The Machine Operator operates drawing and rolling equipment to produce wire and sheet products.

Responsibilities (100%):

  • Understanding the machinery operation
  • Prior experience as a machine operator
  • Sets up and prepares machines for production runs of close tolerance for wire and sheet
  • Must learn how to make adjustments when product specifications are not within tolerance
  • Inspects product visibly with use of magnification and using precise measuring instruments for quality and proper dimensions
  • Basic computer skills are necessary for tracking of jobs
  • Proficient use of precision measuring equipment (calipers, micrometers, indicators)
  • Ability to perform in short cycle, frequent changeover environment
  • Identify proper dies for wire drawing
  • Identify parts and descriptions using work order information
  • Ability to schedule multiple jobs from processing stock
  • Identify correct process steps for different metals and products
  • Able to covert decimal equivalents into fractions
  • Confers with lead to determine status of assigned projects
  • Maintains work area in clean, safe, and orderly manner
  • Understand procedures for ordering supplies used in work area
  • Understand how to order parts
  • Understand location of parts/supplies and contacts for order notification
  • Uses proper safety equipment and apparel required for each operation
  • Have working knowledge of all basic safety training items specific to your work area
  • Other duties as assigned


  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Prior manufacturing experience is preferred

Essential Physical/Environmental Requirements::

  • May be required to perform specific tasks that involve standing, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting or kneeling
  • Must be able to lift with or without mechanical aids on a recurring basis (up to 60 lbs.)
  • Work is performed within a production environment, subject to temperature variations, hazardous chemicals, mechanical parts, increased noise levels and dust
Starting Hourly Rate: $13.50 (based on experience)

All candidates must pass an extensive Background Check, Credit, Criminal and Drug Screen.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance; Vision Program
  • 401K & Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off and Nine Paid Holidays
  • Free Checking through BB&T and VA Credit Union
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Pre-Taxed Flex Spending Medical Program and Child Care Reimbursement
  • Cookouts, Holiday Festivities and Random Employee Appreciation Celebrations
All applicants must complete the online application. Please apply at careers.hooverandstrong.com. We cannot accept resumes without the online application. When applying, please include your salary requirements.
We are an EEO/M/F/D/V.

Page updated on