Walter L. Simons
Sheridan, MI 48884
I am seeking employment with a highly successful world class corporation. I wish to obtain a
position as a first class journeyman tool and die maker or in a related field in which my technical
skills are utilized to the fullest. I am striving for an opportunity to further my education and chance
for promotion. Compensations are considered immensely.
Knape and Vogt, Grand Rapids, MI
Hired to build and maintain Tools and Dies related to roll form process of precision drawer slides
and ergonomic components in the computer industry.
Matcor, Ionia, MI
01/2011 1/2014 Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
My job responsibilities included continuous improvement. The repairing of tools and dies. Line
calls to presses and robotic mig welding cells during the manufacturing process, and to insure the
tool room was as efficient as possible, was lead man during reconstruction process of the Tool
and Die department.
Johnson Controls, Battle Creek, MI
03/2007 1/2011 Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
I was recruited by Johnson Controls, to insure smooth tryouts, on time production and to maintain
tools and dies in a state of the art stamping transfer and laser welding facility, a new venture for
New United Motors, Fremont, CA
10/1996 03/2007 Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
Try out and daily repair of large class A stamping dies, troubleshooting production lines and
insuring smooth operation. I am trained in the Toyota production system t.p.s. and obtained team
leader position of first shift.
Tower Automotive, Greenville, MI
10/1986 10/1996 Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
Building and repairing tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, heat bonders, models and welders. I conducted
tryouts on medium size dies in a manufacturing capacity. I was team leader of second shift
responsible for line efficiency and tool room work orders.
Greenville Tool and Die, Greenville, MI
10/1980 10/1986 Journeyman Tool and Die Maker
Building of tool and dies. I served in a four year apprenticeship program. I was trained in close
tolerance construction, in a state of the art tooling facility. I was awarded my federal journeyman
Apprenticeship at Greenville Tool and Die
Major: Industrial Tool and Machining
Montcalm Community College, MI
Skills and Abilities
Statistical process control, Teledyne hyson nitrogen cylinder maintenance and repair, problem
solving circle coordinator, continued improvement program, fork lift operator, performing heat
treatment of tool steels, excellent welder of arc, tig and mig and proficient machinist in all manual
tool room equipment including e.d.m. Qualified crane operator remote and manual.
Honors and Activities
Safe haven for animals, sports and traveling of all types.
I have enjoyed my chosen profession thoroughly. I am willing to travel or relocate, for the right