Maintenance Manager

Location : 35 Corporate Woods Dr, Bridgeton, MO 63044


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:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Maintenance Manager leads a team of skilled trades personnel in various disciplines across multiple shifts.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring personnel follow established safety procedures. 
  • Maximize reliability, efficiency, and safety of equipment.  
  • Manage Maintenance Supervisors and personnel. Oversee day-to-day operations and tasks to ensure smooth performance of overall operations. 
  • Ensure manpower is sufficient and properly trained to work in an effective and efficient manner. 
  • Maintain effective predictive and preventative maintenance programs by use of established metrics, planning, PM program, and predictive technologies.
  • Ensure corporate standards are upheld and maintained. 
  • Work with outside contractors when scope of repair is beyond in-house capabilities. 
  • Respond to production emergencies and down equipment. Oversee maintenance and repair of production and facilities equipment. 
  • Manage projects to provide prompt response to requests and issues from multiple departments. 
  • Implement best practice processes to increase productivity, quality, and output. 
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities and recommend process improvements. 
  • Effectively communicate with corporate and plant teams to ensure effective outcomes. 


  • Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing setting.



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.