Stamping Engineer

Location : 2501 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI 48341


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!



The Stamping Engineer will work as part of a launch team and will follow the die tooling and gages from the quoting phase through the production phase, ensuring that part specifications and deadlines are met for the successful buildup of assemblies and providing 100% quality stampings to our customers



  • Supports the creation of GD&T.
  • Responsible for coordinating tool design, tool build, tool design reviews, sample requirements, reviewing part layouts, ordering try out steel, and archiving tool CAD data
  • Create SOWs and receives signed SOWs back from suppliers
  • Following Tooling and Component Gages from PO to Home line Buyoff and beyond
  • Approvals / Check sheets to be filled out prior to shipping (to die shop for gages, or in house for dies) to ensure Challenge specifications are met for tooling and gages
  • Supports pre-source meetings with selected Suppliers ensuring quotes are correct prior to release
  • Provide release level Data and GD&T to selected suppliers
  • Maintaining tooling project schedules by reviewing die shop and gage shop schedules / timelines to ensure due dates are met
  • Track weekly open issues and ensure open issue closure in a timely manner
  • Verify and report the part quality throughout the program for each build requirement (drive to nominal)
  • Attend Weekly Open Issues Meetings to report Die and Gage Status (timing/change intervals/part quality/part status for build events)



  • Process improvement skills
  • Throughput
  • Quality
  • Material flows
  • Operator utilization
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge
  • Exhibits problem solving & trouble shooting skills
  • Product dimensional data analysis skills
  • Previous GD&T knowledge
  • Must be able to physically perform duties of the job



  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum six (6) years' experience in Tool and Die Build/Design or Sheet Metal Stamping


  • Bachelor's Degree from a four year college or university in an engineering discipline strongly preferred


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.