Tool & Die Maker I: Non-Journeyperson

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

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 #EmployeeOwned and #QualityDriven ! We are #OneChallenge ! 

What You'll Do:

  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair dies, die components, and tooling used in the production process. 
  • Analyze specification, lay out metal stock, and set up and operate machine tools to make and repair dies.  
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair dies, die components, and tooling used in the production process. Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, and sets up and operations machine tools to make and repair dies.
  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations. 
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, shaper, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Lifts machined parts and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable. 
  • Smooths flat and contoured surfaces using power grinders and fits and assembles parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms. 
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances
  • Heat treats tools or parts
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part. 
  • Troubleshoot tooling analysis and resolve problems to obtain quality level of parts. 
  • Follow all safety precautions and company policies to prevent injury to self and others. 
  • Utilize calipers, micrometers, gauge pins and blocks, various other types of measurement equipment

What You Need to Have:

  • Must be able to obtain a hi-lo license. 
  • Minimum of four years’ experience with approved trade school or 8 years’ experience
  • 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.