Weld Engineer

Location : 2501 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI 48341

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:

Welding Engineer is responsible for developing welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals, metal alloys, and general engineering principles. In addition, Weld Engineers conduct research and development investigation to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures or improve existing techniques and procedures.

What You'll Do:

  • Maintain existing welding process to Challenge Manufacturing standards
  • Reduce costs through continuous improvement activities that improve safety, quality and productivity.
  • Define recommended welding spare parts.
  • Develop and maintain weld parameter/ setup sheets
  • Support and lead new line launch verification projects
  • Work with Maintenance and destruct staff to maintain and improve weld quality.
  • Implement and test and monitor products from time to time in production equipment
  • Support in driving standardization across the following joining processes in manufacturing:
    • GMAW
    • DAW
    • RSW
    • SPR
    • FDS
  • Developing training documentation on the above joining processes in relationship to quality requirements of the customer.
  • Trouble shoot welding (GMAW, RSW, and DAW) issue on production tooling.
  • Develop welding schedules for (GMAW, RSW and DAW) on ferrous and nonferrous material.
  • Participate in design reviews for upcoming new projects.
  • Interface with new equipment vendors and customers (internal and external).

When and Where:

This will be a 1st Shift / 6AM- 4:30PM M-F position located at our Plant in Pontiac, MI. 

What You Need to Have:

  • B.S Welding Engineering or equivalent understanding of resistance welding and arc welding principals and standards, as well as mechanical engineering
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a welding manufacturing environment, automotive experience preferred
  • Welding experience in RSW, GMAW and DAW on a variety of low carbon and high strength steels
  • Robotic welding experience, ABB and Fanuc preferred
  • Destructive testing experience (setting up the process and training others) for RSW, DAW and GMAW

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.