HR and Training Coordinator

Location : 110 Continental Drive, Richmond, KY 40475

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!

Who We Want:

The Human Resources and Training Coordinator plays an important role in ensuring Challenge Manufacturing hires, onboards, trains, and retains team members. They ensure team members are prepared to work safely, deliver quality parts and understand our company policies and procedures. They partner and communicate with Human Resources, Learning & Development and Plant management to identify hiring needs, training needs, and mitigate employee concerns to ensure the employee lifecycle meets all company standards 

What You'll Do:

  • Maintains all applicant documentation as dictated by governing agencies and company procedures via applicant tracking system (Greenhouse).  
  • Monitors tardy and absenteeism reports and ensures proper documentation is issued to employees who have excessive tardiness or absenteeism problems.  
  • Assists HR Manager with employee engagement and recognition programs – (i.e. attendance and referral bonus, monthly activities). 
  • Provide direction, train and coach employees to develop skills. 
  • Conduct New Hire Training, including ensuring each team member has an active identification badge using Alpha Card and C-Cure systems. 
  • Manage any OJT or apprenticeship programs within the plant. 
  • Schedule and conduct motorized equipment permit and Authorized Lockout Tagout classroom training and testing; coordinate with certified trainers for operational evaluations. 
  • Schedule and conduct annual employee refresher training. 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date training records including, but are not limited to, Skills Matrix, New Hire Training, Common Core Observation Checklists, and classroom training for motorized equipment and safety. 

When and Where:

This will be a 1st Shift 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM M-F position located at our Plant in Richmond, KY. 

What You Need to Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field 
  • Two years manufacturing experience in training or human resources 
  • Two years of instructional or formal training experience 
  • Five years manufacturing experience preferred in training or human resources 
  • Five years of instructional or formal training experience preferred 
  • Demonstrated expertise in key HR disciplines including the area of; Attraction & Retention, Alignment and Performance Management, Compensation & Benefits and Training & Development. 
  • Has high standards of performance for self. Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes. Is thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks; demonstrates honesty and integrity in all aspects of work. 
  • Takes positive action to objectively resolve conflict by listening, staying focused on issue to find resolution, and monitoring progress. Maintains positive relationships by constructively resolving conflicts. 
  • Uses feedback from others to continuously improve performance and work relationships. 
  • Moves within own and/or other work areas (flexes) to support plant flow. Works with sense of urgency to meet needs of customers. 
  • Has necessary experience, skills, and knowledge to perform all aspects of job; rotates through all job responsibilities. Maintains knowledge and skills to perform job effectively. 
  • Has ability to focus on benefits of change and see it as positive; approaches change or newness in constructive/objective manner; views change as learning opportunity. 
  • Looks for good in others; works collaboratively with others; shares information and knowledge. 
  • Able to confidently communicate with and work closely with all Challenge team members, including multiple levels of management 
  • Comfortable presenting in front of audiences  
  • Coaching and mentoring others for professional improvement and growth 

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.