Press Mechanic I - III

Location : 1401 S. Washington, Holland, MI 49423


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 


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. 


  • Follow specified maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain, and repair production machinery and tools. 
  • Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions. Tears down machines and equipment to gain access to problem areas and inspects parts to detect wear, misalignment or other problems. 
  • Performs a broad range of maintenance activities necessary to keep press operations running efficiently and effectively. 
  • Uses PLEX to document appropriate downtime codes. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent (required). 
  • Two years of machine repair experience (required).
  • Two years stamping press experience (required). 
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulics experience (required). 
  • Basic understanding of relevant press controls and processes (required). 
  • Working knowledge of PLC’s, robotics, but demonstrated experience in mechanical stamping and hydraulic and pneumatic press maintenance (required).
  • Ability to read blueprints, code requirements, service manual and manufacturers’ specifications (required). 
  • Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal workplace instructions.  
  • Must be able to work up to 12 hours per day, including Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Five years of machine repair experience (preferred).
  • Robotics training (electrical, Mechanical) (preferred). 
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

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.