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 following video overviews CTG’s history, working environment, and several insights from executives and staff at all three of CTG’s divisions (Commercial Tool & Die, CG Automation & Fixture, and CG Plastics).

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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.

Global Tooling Cost Estimator
Comstock Park, Michigan, United States - 49321

At Commercial Tool Group CTG, we believe that success begins with a strong dedication to our core values and guiding principles. We are committed to the following values:

Have a Strong Commitment to the Team CTG Family.

Have an Unstoppable Ethos.

Live by the Golden Rule.

Cultivate a Growth Mindset.

Keep a Balanced Perspective.

Our commitment to uphold these values forms the foundation of our company and further motivates our mission of bringing ideas to life through innovative manufacturing solutions.

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

Commercial Tool & Die CTD, located in Comstock Park, MI is looking for Global Tooling Cost Estimator to join our team!!

CTD, along with its sister companies, CG Plastics and CG Automation & Fixture, make up Commercial Tool Group CTG. CTG is a third-generation, family owned and operated organization, with CTD's inception in 1953. At CTD, we offer growth opportunities, great benefits and a climate-controlled facility. Our state of the art facility boasts the latest machining technology in the area and our workforce can design and build the impossible. CTD is a company that believes in continuous investment not only in our employees, but also in the latest CNC and Design Technologies.

This position is ideal for a highly motivated team-player who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is responsible for supporting the Global Tooling Manager by developing cost estimates to source plastic injection molds through a Best Cost Country BCC and to assist with program management.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Send all RFQ's out for tools targeted for BCC tool build
  • Compile all quotes from BCC
  • Write all quotes for BCC tools.
  • Track all RFQ's to BCC for the timing for them to return a quote to the Global Tooling Manager.
  • Track number of quotes/RFQ's sent to BCC
  • Follow all tools being build in BCC
  • Collaborate closely with the Global Tooling Manager.
  • Travel to BCC when needed.
  • Work with the BCC shops to get any special items needed for the tool build
  • Stay abreast of customer requirements and assure customer standards are met and adhered to effectively.


  • Prior cost estimating experience is preferred.
  • Tooling Engineer experience is ideal
  • Global experience a plus
  • Journeyman Mold Maker card is preferred.
  • Technical background required
  • 3-5 years of experience in BCC tool building, preferred
  • Strong knowledge of plastic injection tool building, plastic injection tool design, and processing injection tools
  • Must be able to work with little or no supervision
  • Detail oriented
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

Job Type: Full-time

Commercial Tool Group Commercial Tool & Die; CG Automation & Fixture; and CG Plastics is an Equal Opportunity Employer