Director of Quality

Location : 3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544


Who We Are:

Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.   


What Makes Us Different?

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.


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Position Summary:

The Director of Quality manages a group of Customer Quality Managers, ensuring adherence to specific customer quality requirements and execution of the CMC Quality Management System at our 12 manufacturing facilities.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) undergraduate degree or equivalent in a technical discipline preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in quality assurance roles, including experience as a Plant Quality Manager in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of automotive industry quality management standards (VDA, AIAG-APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, etc)


Benefits 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.