Talent Acquisition Specialist

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!


Position Summary:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for the full-cycle recruiting process for Engineering, Supervisors, Human Resources and Corporate positions including sourcing, screening, interview coordination, building candidate pipelines and onboarding. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will build and maintain relationships with hiring managers and prospective talent in order to successfully manage ongoing partnerships and deliver top talent to the organization.



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

  • Manage the full cycle recruiting process for multiple positions: sourcing resumes/candidates, conducting phone interviews, coordinating interviews, tracking and reporting on candidate and interview data.
  • Partner with leaders to help identify hiring needs and provide expertise in hiring and talent planning.
  • Work with hiring managers and interview teams to ensure job requirements and expectations are clearly understood and candidates are assessed against appropriate criteria.
  • Maintain a variety of recruiting sources that provide appropriate candidate flow.
  • Conduct reference or background checks on job applicants.
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations as needed.
  • Maintain up to date industry trends to have competitive advantage in recruiting efforts.



  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a full-cycle recruiter required.
  • Experience recruiting in the manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Formal training in recruiting or talent acquisition strongly preferred. 



  • Strong oral and written communication skills in addition to strong active listening skills.
  • Ability to think conceptually and demonstrate creativity.
  • Exceptional decision-making skills and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to adapt in a frequently changing environment and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and desire to grow personally and professionally.
  • A passion for building relationships and enjoys learning the “why” behind a candidate’s experience.
  • Someone that takes time to work the process and is able to adapt through the ups and downs of the recruiting process.
  • Enjoys collaborating and working as a team to meet hiring needs.
  • Someone who wants to continue to learn and help drive our team forward for the future.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Other Duties

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.