Material Handler (Forklift)

Location : 15469 Northlink Dr, Northlake, TX 76247


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!


$19.00 per hour to start plus shift premium (if applicable) 

Position Summary:

We have immediate openings for experienced forklift operators in the Materials department at our newest facility in Northlake, Texas.   Duties will include use of a forklift to move, stage, or load containers of automotive parts, as well as scanning parts in and out of the warehouse or work cells.  This plant operates on an A,B,C shift schedule:

     A shift is scheduled 5:00am to 3:30pm 

     B shift is scheduled 4:00pm to 2:30am and receives a $1.00 per hour shift premium

     C shift is scheduled Friday and Saturday 5am to 3:30pm, Sunday and Monday 4pm to 2:30am and receives a $1.85 per hour shift premium.  **Most openings are currently on C Shift**

Prefer candidates that are able to work overtime.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Prior forklift/hi-lo experience required
  • Able to stand for 8-10 hours a day and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Please note that this 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.