Safety Coordinator

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!


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of health, safety, and environmental programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees. The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with all departments. 


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

  • Ensure that federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and codes are observed. Manage OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements
  • Conduct risk assessments (JSA, ERGO, PPE) maintain documentation and review as needed
  • Circulate single point lessons and lessons learned created by EHS manager to enhance communication of safety incidents
  • Review required trainings to ensure employees are trained (ex: PIT, Aerial lift, Cranes, LOTO, GHS) on a monthly basis
  • Conduct weekly audits to act as a preventative tool. Document corrective actions and follow up on progress. 
  • Conduct a read across for all safety incidents at their local plant/plants
  • Lead and conduct safety committee meetings 
  • Ensure all environmental obligations are completed 
  • Participate in annual Industrial Hygiene testing
  • Evaluate and review LOTO procedures annually
  • Conduct monthly and comprehensive quarterly outdoor walks of the building to ensure environmental compliance. Create actions items based on findings. 
  • Coordinate annual required trainings for new and existing employees. (GHS, LOTO, Etc)
  • Help develop controls for identified hazards, coordinate the implementation of controls from result of hazard analysis. 
  • Lead the completion of annual hearing tests
  • Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazard control system, policies, and procedures and recommend changes that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate work place accidents and injuries.
  • Identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices in the workplace, conduct and coordinate on-site inspections to audit physical conditions and safe work practices.
  • Provide advice and counseling for all compliance regulations.
  • Assist in new employee orientation training
  • Compile, investigate, interpret, and report accidents. Review property and injury reports. 
  • Maintain site-specific policies that are required by law.
  • Monitor, revise, and implement ongoing updates in safety regulations, laws or reporting requirements
  • Purchasing of all safety supplies, products or training items required


  • B.S./B.A. degree with at least 1 year related experience in safety, environmental, or health management and compliance
  • Possess a high level of technical expertise, ability to apply skills to continuous process improvement while maintaining maximum levels of safety



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.