Supervisor, Crib

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:

The Crib Supervisor's goals are to support and/or lead initiatives that control inventory such that turns are maximized, items are stocked that ensure maximum up-time on machinery, number of items is reduced by identifying universal parts/components across machinery/equipment, items are upgraded for longer life span, cost of inventory is reduced, and operation of the tool crib is as efficient as possible for both the crib and it's customers.  Also supports safety initiatives at the plant level.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (required), Trade/Technical school certificate and/or Associates Degree preferred. 
  • Must have a minimum three years prior work experience as a Crib Supervisor or five or more years previous work experience as a Tool Crib Attendant, combined with additional leadership or supervisory experience. 

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. 



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.