Weld Mechanic I - III

Location : 3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544


Who We Are:

Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.   


What Makes Us Different?

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.


Challenge is #PeoplePowered!


$27 - $37 an hour


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for plan layout, alterations, additions and /or repairs of electrical systems, stamping presses, conveyors and feeders.



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

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, industrial equipment , appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools consistent with local and national codes.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. 
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, industrial equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using  testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, meg-ohm meter, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes
  • Direct and train apprentices to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors .
  • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Run EMT, Sealtite, or Rigid (as required by code) conduit up to 3’’ inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.



  • Must be able to analyze and troubleshoot electrical malfunctions in equipment and related components, diagnosing and correcting the problems quickly to avoid production delays. 
  • Must be able to install electrical conduit and devices, performing all work from prints or general direction according to National Electrical Code and handle all other assignments associated with the electrical trade (mounting of electrical boxes, brackets, controls, switches, and safety hardware, etc.). 
  • Must be able to do electrical controls work PLC (revise or improve) with guidance from a Controls Engineer. 
  • Requires the ability to work in elevated position (from lifts, etc.) 
  • Must have a strong mechanical / electrical aptitude and working knowledge of electrical machine components, electronic circuits and pneumatic and hydraulic systems. 
  • Must be able to read electrical schematics and understand electrical principals and codes.
  • Must have a working knowledge of electrical meters and instruments such as brush recorders, multi-function meters, and programmable controls and associated equipment. Good computer skills are very important.
  • Requires skill in the use of electrical hand tools. 
  • Must be able to perform the electrical Preventative Maintenance (PM) on all equipment.
  • Must know and follow established safety procedures including a working knowledge of OSHA & MIOSHA including but not limited to Energy Control and Arc Flash hazards.



  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. 


Assist in training/mentoring Apprenticeship Program as needed


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. 


Benefits 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.