CNC Operator

Location : 1401 S. Washington, Holland, MI 49423

Who We Are:

Challenge is a leading employee-owned tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry. Challenge fosters a culture of collaboration, diversity, and innovation. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry experts allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do every day and 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 #PeoplePowered , #EmployeeOwned , and #QualityDriven !

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for setup and build of tooling/die components to precise tolerances utilizing CNC technology by means of programming, setup, and operating a CNC machine.
  • Operate a CNC machine to produce parts, all of which must meet the dimensional specifications of the mechanical engineered drawing. (Challenge Mfg. Company offers newer and well-kept CNC equipment in a climate controlled environment. Equipment includes Haas CNC Mills and Mitsubishi Wire EDM)

When and Where:

This will be a 2nd shift / 2PM-10PM M-F position located at our plant in Holland, MI.


This will be a 3rd shift / 10PM-6AM Su-Th position located at our plant in Holland, MI.

What You Need to Have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, some college or technical school preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of two years' work experience as a CNC Programmer or Machinist / Operator.
  • Tool and Die experience or training strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with Mitsubishi FA30V Advance wire EDM and HAAS VF-8/50 CNC Mill
  • Ability to work with and program using Mastercam software
  • 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, 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.