Transfer Press Operator

Location : 10501 NW Transcon Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153


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.


Challenge is #PeoplePowered!


Position Summary:

Has primary responsibility for setting up, running and monitoring up to 2,000 ton transfer presses, ensuring quality stampings are produced per the Challenge Manufacturing Quality Standards, production orders and engineering specifications.  Monitors press and makes adjustments throughout the stamping run.  Performs necessary quality checks, records information in enterprise resource data planning system (ERP), and performs general utility work to meet work schedule.


  • Must have prior experience operating a transfer press, including:
    • Ability to adjust press speed 
    • Ability to set shut height 
    • Ability to adjust press fingers
  • Ability to read and interpret job element sheets
  • Ability to use a variety of gages (functional, go/no go) required
  • PC and keyboard/mouse skills required
  • Ability to frequently lift/move material weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

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. 

*Shift Hours* 

Y Shift- 5:30am - 6:00pm Friday - Sunday with overtime days being Monday - Thursday ($1.40 shift differential) 

Z Shift- 5:30pm - 6:00am Friday - Sunday with overtime days being Monday - Thursday ($2.25 shift differential) 



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.