Automation Technician I

Location : 1192 County Road 177, Cusseta, AL 36852

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 ! 

Who We Want:

This position maintains, repairs, and assists in upgrades of highly automated robotic and non-robotic equipment. The following processes may be encountered: resistance welding of steel and aluminum, projection welding, MIG welding, robotic dispensing applications of body sealant and adhesive, drawn arc stud welding, flow drill, and various rivet assembly equipment.

What You'll Do:

  • Read, interpret, and update electrical prints, wiring and ladder diagrams, schematics and other technical literature.
  • Diagnose and repair faulty controls systems with a multi-meter, oscilloscope, or other electrical testing equipment.
  • Troubleshoot electrical, robotic, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems
  • Modify, write, and troubleshoot robot programs.
  • Participate in preventative actions where appropriate. Conducts corrective actions and perform problem solving analysis and reporting as required.
  • Ability to apply common sense and deal with a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to understand and carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Maintain and participate in housekeeping for personal work area and shared facility space.
  • Technical Skills – Can read and interpret electrical prints, wiring and ladder diagrams, schematics, and other technical literature. Ability to use multi-meter, oscilloscope, or other electrical testing equipment.  
  • Understanding of electrical, robotic, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. Ability to create, modify, and troubleshoot robot programs. Ability to disassemble, repair, and reassemble machinery and equipment.   Proven mechanical and equipment repair skills.

When and Where:

This will be a 1 Shift / 6 AM-4:30 PM MT with some OT position located at our Plant in Cusseta, AL. 

What You Need to Have:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Able to stand for 8-10 hours a day and 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.