Automation Technician I-V

Location : 15469 Northlink Dr, Northlake, TX 76247

Who We Are:

Challenge’s mission is to manufacture with operational excellence by empowering our employee-owners. As a leading tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry, we drive innovative solutions for future mobility. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry leaders allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do and embody our core values of safety, ownership, and teamwork every day; they are the true driving force in our operations.

Challenge is proud to be one of the largest employee-owned automotive companies in North America. One of the many benefits of joining the Challenge team is the ESOP program. This program allows Challenge to give shares of the Company to all employee-owners annually. These shares are an additional retirement benefit that will continue to grow during your time at Challenge. Being part of an ESOP means our employee-owners share in Challenge’s success!

Challenge is #QualityDriven and #PeoplePowered!

What You'll Do:

  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols while servicing or maintaining equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency while troubleshooting automated welding cells to effect permanent change in order to eliminate cell down time.
  • Ability to execute with proficiency all duties and responsibilities requirements of weld technician. 
  • Prioritize tasks within the facility relating to weld troubleshooting, set-up and coordinate events with production. 
  • Demonstrate basic level proficiency in troubleshooting using electrical / mechanical prints.
  • Perform and critique equipment preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshoot low voltage electrical components and circuits (Connecting circuit breakers or other low voltage components in a junction box or panel) (Wiring
     harnesses, drive systems, relays, boards). 
  • Make proper connections of the following communication protocols: Remote I/O, Ethernet, DeviceNet. 
  • Modify and perform basic programming of robots in all robotic applications such as ABB and Fanuc.  
  • Basic weld troubleshooting for all welding applications (drawn arc, GMAW, resistance welding, projection welding, Pneumatic systems, etc.). 
  • Basic Troubleshooting and adjustment of weld fixtures
  • Troubleshoot Poke Yoke systems and applications

What You Need to Have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (required). 
  • Two-year technical degree (preferred) 
  • Experience with Microsoft applications, i.e., word, excel, outlook, etc. (required) 
  • Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal workplace instructions. 
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed
  • Must be able to obtain hi-lo and aerial platform licenses
  • Ability to obtain arc flash training certificate
  • Excellent verbal communication skills (preferred)
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

What We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, company-paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, Referral Bonus Program, Challenge Incentive Program, and paid time off.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.