Commercial Tool Group Careers

For candidates eager to work with a company that cares about its team members, innovation, and building the future of tooling, Commercial Tool Group (CTG) has a number of outstanding career opportunities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released information on the outlook of job growth for the Tool and Die industry. Machinist and Tool & Die Maker positions are expected to grow by 6% between 2014 and 2024. To fill this demand, it is imperative that employees harness and develop their skills in this industry. Our apprenticeship program, on-the-job training, advanced machinery, commitment to our employees, and full gamut of services offered puts us in a unique position to develop the very best employees possible.

The CTG Apprenticeship Program is approved and registered with the United States Department of Labor. We provide continuous learning through coursework and hands-on shop floor experience to learn the skilled trade of CNC Machining or Mold Making. Upon completion of the 4-year program, the Department of Labor issues the highly respected and coveted Journeyman’s Certification. Once you receive a Journeyman’s Certificate CTG offers excellent career growth opportunities.

CTG offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees which exceed the industry average. These options include medical, dental, vision, flex spending, 401k, life insurance, voluntary life insurance, short and long term disability, voluntary accident and hospital indemnity policies, and more.

CTG offers a great working environment with a climate controlled facility, on the job training, and cutting edge equipment to learn and develop the skills necessary to succeed in today’s world.

CTG offers the full spectrum of services to our customers. This diversity of services allow us to be a leader in our industry as well as providing our employees opportunities for growth and the ability to excel in more than one branch of the company. Employees that master the technical skills in our core business can transfer their skills to other departments based upon their aptitude and interests. This latitude allows for a more well-rounded skill set for the employee.

Advanced Controls Engineer
Full Time
Comstock Park, Michigan, United States - 49321

Building the future of tooling, begins with a great team!

At CG Automation & Fixture CGAF, we offer growth opportunities and advancement into top level controls engineering roles, great benefits and climate-controlled facilities. Our state of the art facilities boast the latest machining technology in the area and our workforce can build the impossible! The ideal candidate must have experience in a similar role and looking to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with sales engineers to provide input with quote preparation as required.
  • Interface with Project Engineers and customers in design reviews to establish control options and requirements.
  • Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements e.g. NX
  • Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in CAD
  • Research supplier products for most efficient/cost effective components
  • Develop electrical bill of materials.
  • Troubleshoot issues with existing company installed systems
  • Understand client requirements for HMI/communication interface, networking and create specifications based on these requirements
  • Troubleshoot issues with existing company installed systems
  • Write user manuals to communicate functionality of company developed programs and schematics
  • Design to a blend of customer and CGAF standards
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work at customer sites. Approximately 20%-25% travel.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained in a highly regulated, process driven environment.
  • Help train/orient/bring up to speed new employees
  • Follow procedures written in our Quality Systems Manual.


  • PLC Programming experience, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Etc.
  • Maple Systems, Allen Bradley, Schneider Electric, HMI Programming experience. Proficient in AutoCAD electrical 2015 software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher. Familiar with UL 508A electrical standards.
  • Willing to pull wire and wire control systems to machinery.
  • Fanuc, ABB, Motoman robot experience.
  • Vision Systems, Keyence, Cognex, Teledyne Dalsa.


  • Experienced position: 8+ years relevant experience
  • Certifications as necessary
  • High School Diploma required

Work Environment:

Manufacturing office environment with frequent exposure to production areas. The position will require wearing of common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves and hard hats as designated by company policy. The position may require standing or walking for extended periods of time.