Employment Opportunities

Walker Tool & Die is known as a friendly, family atmosphere. Many of our employees have made a successful long-term career at Walker. We are looking for good people who share our vision to be the best at what we do. We invite you to explore how you can add your talents to our team!

Please review these available positions and submit your cover letter and resume using the online form. We will be in touch with you as we review resumes.

Employment Opportunities

Die Designer Posted on: 03/22/18 +

Die DesignerNX (Unigraphics)

Preferred candidates will have die design experience operating Siemens NX software.  Surfacing skills are beneficial.  They must be a team player, reliable, have a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude. Openings are availble at our Walker and Greenville, Michigan, locations.

Other expectations:

  • Designing Progressive, Line, and Transfer Dies.
  • Presenting/leading internal and customer reviews.
  • Working with Project Managers and Floor Personnel
  • Design engineering changes and incorporate a machine / build process
  • Know and understands the Walker Tool & Die standards.
  • Be consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent.  Arrive at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Carefully observe safety procedures, use equipment properly, and report unsafe working conditions.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations.
  • Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Complete other tasks as needed in order to build conforming and functioning details.

Education/Experience:
Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school: or two years related experience.  Training in 3D modeling software.  Unigraphics NX is preferred.

Experience in a Tool & Die shop is preferred

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Benefits:
Walker Tool & Die offers competitive wages along with the following benefits: Great medical, dental & vision insurance plans. Company paid life insurance and short & long term disability insurance. 401k Plan and Flexible Medical/Dependent Care Accounts. Paid time off and paid holidays.


Walker Tool & Die is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Die Maker Posted on: 03/22/18 +

Die Maker

Full Time

Walker Tool & Die, Inc., a family owned business for over 56 years, known for quality work and superior customer service, is seeking experienced tool and die makers.

Qualified candidates must have proven build/assembly and tryout skills in progressive, line and/or transfer dies. They must be a team player, reliable, and responsive to change and direction.

We offer competitive wages and a great medical insurance plan. We also have company paid dental insurance, life insurance, and short and long term disability insurance.


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Tool and Die Maker Apprentice Posted on: 03/22/18 +

Tool and Die Maker Apprentice

Job Summary

Walker Tool & Die, Inc., a family owned business for over 56 years, known for quality work and superior customer service, is seeking individuals looking for a long term, rewarding, career in the skilled trades.

Requirements:

  • Exhibits enthusiasm to learn a skilled trade
  • Desires a long term career
  • Impressive work ethic
  • Experience with power tools
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • High School Diploma or GED

If you meet these requirements, we want you!

Walker Tool & Die offers competitive wages along with the following benefits: Great medical, dental & vision insurance plans. Company paid life insurance and short & long term disability insurance. 401k plan and flexible medical/dependent care accounts. Paid time off and paid holidays.

Walker Tool & Die is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time


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Project Manager Posted on: 03/22/18 +

Project Manager—Grand Rapids Michigan

Walker Tool & Die, Inc., a World-Class Metal Stamping Tool Builder, is seeking outstanding candidates to fill the position of Project Manager.  Walker Tool & Die, Inc. offers a competitive compensation package that includes Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance as well as a 401k with a company match.

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of Die Build projects utilizing Walker’s Job Management System and Project Timelines.
  • Communicate with customers and internal departments ensuring successful project outcomes.
  • Gather customer specifications and technical requirements and ensure all requirements in the Statement of Work are met.
  • Track project open issues, timelines, contract terms, engineering changes, and milestones
  • Communicate and meet with external customers and internal staff to insure all requirements for projects are being met.
  • Develop strong business relationships with external customers and vendors.
  • Quote engineering changes and manage implementation
  • Manage project budgets effectively

Skills/Qualifications Include:

  • Extensive experience designing and/or building Progressive, Transfer, Line, and blanking sheet metal dies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and ability to learn ERP systems
  • Experience utilizing CAD software and/or CAD viewing software
  • Effective problem solving skills and ability to work with teams to successfully resolve issues
  • Experience developing, analyzing, and improving Die Processes
  • Excellent management, leadership, organization, and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and improve GD&T for sheet metal forming

Education/Experience:

  • Associates degree or Die Maker Journeyman’s card preferred
  • 5 years of experience as a Project Manager in a sheet metal forming manufacturer or die shop is required, Automotive industry experience is preferred

Work Environment:

  • Manufacturing office environment with frequent exposure to production areas.  The position requires adherence to all safety policies and personal protective equipment such as safety glasses must be worn.  Travel to customers and suppliers as necessary.

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Detail Finisher Posted on: 03/22/18 +

Detail Finisher

We are looking for a Detail Finisher who takes details coming off the CNC machines and performs the required detail work before the finished component is sent to the Die Build Department.  To accomplish these tasks the tech analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates manual mills, drill presses and lathes as well as programmable Trax mills.  The Detail Finisher will also produce components that are not required to go through the CNC department from detailed prints and/or 3D CAD data. 

Other expectations:

  • Know and understand the Walker Tool & Die standards.
  • Be consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent.  Arrive at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Carefully observe safety procedures, use equipment properly, and report unsafe working conditions.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations.
  • Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Study specifications such as computer aided designs, part data, machine prints, models, and descriptions used to fabricate individual details.
  • Work from engineered designs, compute dimensions, plan layout, and determine assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Set up and operate machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, and grinder, to machine individual details, and verify conformance of machined details to specifications.
  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Complete other tasks as needed in order to build conforming and functioning details.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of manufacturing software.

Benefits:

Walker Tool & Die offers competitive wages along with the following benefits: Great medical, dental & vision insurance plans. Company paid life insurance and short & long term disability insurance. 401k Plan and Flexible Medical/Dependent Care Accounts. Paid time off and paid holidays.

Walker Tool & Die is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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CNC Machinist Posted on: 04/18/18 +

CNC Machinist: 1st  and  2nd Shift Positions Available

 

Summary:  Sets up and operates conventional, special purpose, and numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.
  • Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.
  • Operates welding equipment to cut or weld parts.
  • Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated.
  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of manufacturing software.

Benefits:

Walker Tool & Die offers competitive wages along with the following benefits: Great medical, dental & vision insurance plans. Company paid life insurance and short & long term disability insurance. 401k Plan and Flexible Medical/Dependent Care Accounts. Paid time off and paid holidays.

Walker Tool & Die is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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