Team Leader - Weld Department

Location : 1401 S. Washington, Holland, MI 49423

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 atumotive 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 #PeoplePowered and #EmployeeOwned !


The Team Leader is the first line of support for the production team members. The team leaders helps to lead and coach the production team in obtainment of daily standard work requirements in the areas of Safety, Quality, Productivity and Morale.  The team leader assists with root cause/ problem solving for quality and delivery issues.  



(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).



  • Ensure that safety rules are followed and report any abnormal conditions to group leaders or department management immediately.



  • Verify product being produced in the assigned work zone conforms to customer requirements.
  • Verify that team members are performing checks according to the quality checklist.
  • Conduct periodic gage and visual checks of parts being produced in work zone.



  • Ensure that production schedule and JRFP are being followed.
  • Verify label information and pack-out quantities are correct. Sign off on label prior to authorizing movement from the work cell.



  • Fill in and run production when necessary to support (restroom breaks and absenteeism)
  • Work with production team members to ensure that the hourly production rates are achieved
  • Maintain hour by hour boards in the assigned work zone
  • Escalate issues that are causing downtime and loss of productivity.



  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer knowledge (MS Office Suite).
  • Forklift Certified
  • Lock-out / Tag-out certified.
  • PLEX:  Able to perform basic inventory, label and production transitions in Plex.
  • Knowledge of robotic welding and welding processes.
  • Reliable:  Maintains good attendance performance.

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.