Die Repair I

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 ! 


Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges and machinists’ hand tools.


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

  • Performs all duties to ensure department and plant meet daily and weekly production requirements.
  • References production orders in PLEX to weld product per Job Element Sheet (JES).
  • Observes and complies with all safety, environmental, regulatory, and statutory requirements associated with this job description.
  • Complete repairs on dies in the press
  • Select metals to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools using machines and hand tools.
  • Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools using scrapers, emery cloths or power grinders.
  • Verify dimensions, alignments and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers and dial indicators.
  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts
  • Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal workplace instructions.


  • Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal workplace instructions.
  • High school diploma or general education degree
  • 4 years’ experience with approved trade school or equivalent experience
  • Must have 8+ years’ experience as a Tool & Die Maker/Die Repair
  • Active Journeyman card required
  • Must be able to pass and maintain necessary Lock Out/Tag Out testing, Forklift Certification, and Crane Testing.
  • Reliable regarding attendance and performance
  • Adhere to safety rules of the plant – including PPE requirements


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.