Weld Mechanic II: Journeyperson

Location : 35 Corporate Woods Dr, Bridgeton, MO 63044

Who We Are:

Challenge’s mission is to manufacture with operational excellence by empowering our employee-owners. As a leading tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry, we drive innovative solutions for future mobility. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry leaders allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do and embody our core values of safety, ownership, and teamwork every day; 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 #QualityDriven and #PeoplePowered!


Responsible for inspection, installation and repair of machines used for production and within the tool room and maintenance machining areas. In addition, build and re-build equipment for various manufacturing needs.


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

  • Observes and complies with all safety, environmental, regulatory, and statutory requirements associated with this job description
  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols while servicing or maintaining equipment
  • Follow specified maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain, and repair production machinery and tools
  • Utilize Plex to document appropriate downtime codes, manage and complete work orders
  • Troubleshoot, isolate and repair manufacturing machinery, equipment, and systems
  • Use the following equipment safely: hand tools; hand and surface grinders; wheel puller; torches; pipe threader; hydraulic jack; welders; scissor lift; boom lift; lathe; forklift; milling machine; and drill presses
  • Help develop specific maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain, and repair production equipment and tools
  • Proactively participate in continuous improvement efforts and drive process, tooling and equipment enhancements that will improve production efficiency and product quality
  • Basic knowledge of welding applications (Mig, Spot, Stud, etc.)
  • Perform preventative maintenance and provide input on updates to preventative maintenance schedules (with guidance from a Weld Maintenance Mechanic II or III)
  • Basic level robotic experience (robot movements, navigate/troubleshoot common basic level issues utilizing the teach pendant)
  • Basic level knowledge of lubrication processes – functionality, correct type, when to use
  • Ability to use common hand measuring tools – calipers, micrometers, indicators, feeler gages


  • Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal workplace instructions.
  • High School Diploma or General Educational Development
  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications
  • Minimum 2 years of Machine Repair experience
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics experience
  • Basic understanding of relevant Robotic controls and processes
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Certify and maintain Forklift and Scissor Lift Licenses issued by Challenge Manufacturing
  • Reliability regarding attendance and performance
  • Adhere to all 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, Referral Bonus Program, Challenge Incentive Program, 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.