Weld Mechanic II: Journeyperson

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.

 

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Position Summary:

Our mechanics are responsible for inspection, installation and repair of machines used for production and within the tool room and maintenance machining areas. Builds and re-builds equipment for various manufacturing needs.

Welding: 

  • Ability to perform all tasks as required for a Weld Maintenance Mechanic I. 
  • Mentor and follow specified maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain, and repair production machinery and tools. 
  • Electrically troubleshoot issues using a meter. 
  • Intermediate level mechanical troubleshooting skillset with robotics and welding equipment (troubleshoot / repair components, replace faulty components / equipment, etc.). 
  • Intermediate robotic experience (robot movements, navigate/troubleshoot utilizing teach pendant, edit/modify programs via teach pendant). 
  • Intermediate welding knowledge and processes (MIG, Spot, Stud, etc.). 
  • Use the following equipment safely at an intermediate level:
  1. Hand Tools
  2. Hand and Surface Grinders
  3. Torches
  4. Hydraulic Jack
  5. Welders
  6. Scissor / Boom lifts
  7. Forklift
  8. Drill presses 
  • Intermediate troubleshooting of both welding equipment and systems. 
  • Intermediate knowledge/troubleshooting of lubrication processes (correct type, function, when to use, etc). 
  • Proactively participate in continuous improvement efforts and drive process, tooling, and equipment enhancements that will improve production efficiency and product quality. 
  • Perform preventative maintenance and provide input on updates to preventative maintenance schedules. 
  • Basic understanding of shims (understand shim logs, nominal shim count) and make shim adjustments (with the guidance of a Weld Maintenance Mechanic level III or Manufacturing Engineer). 

 

Press:

  • Follow specified maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain, and repair production machinery and tools. 
  • Utilize Plex to document appropriate downtime codes.
  • Ability to complete all tasks required of a Press Maintenance Mechanic I. 
  • Ability to mechanically and electrically troubleshoot issues using a meter. 
  • Advanced knowledge of press operation and functionality. 
  • Advanced knowledge of lubrication systems (operation and functionality). 
  • Knowledge of bearing/motor life (lubrication, how to tell when bearing needs lube, if there is too much lubrication, not enough, etc.). 
  • Ability to repair/replace/troubleshoot press mechanical components (with guidance from press maintenance mechanic level III). 
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical prints for troubleshooting. 
  • Advanced troubleshooting skill set when working on mechanical issues. 
  • Basic troubleshooting skill set when working on electrical issues. 
  • Troubleshoot, isolate and repair manufacturing machinery & equipment. 
  • Use the following equipment safely: Hand Tools, Hand and Surface Grinders, Wheel Puller, Torches, Pipe Threader, Hydraulic Jack, Welders, Scissor Lift, Boom lift, Lathe, Forklift, Milling Machine, Drill Presses, and Basic Rigging knowledge. 
  • Provide coaching and direction to Press Maintenance Mechanics depending on experience. 
  • Help develop specific maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain, and repair production equipment and tools. 
  • Proactively participate in continuous improvement efforts and drive process, tooling, and equipment enhancements that will improve production efficiency and product quality.
  • Complete and manage work orders via the Plex systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and provide input on updates to preventative maintenance schedules

 

Hi-Lo:

  • Perform preventative maintenance on Hilo batteries.
  • Addresses daily safety inspection fails.
  • Replace hydraulic hoses. 
  • Respond to emergency repairs requests. 
  • Utilize and generate Total Trax reports. 
  • Conduct training and certify/re-certify material handlers.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED (required). 
  • Minimum 1-5 years of Machine Repair experience (required). 
  • Minimum of 1-10 years of Machine Repair experience (preferred). 
  • Robotics training (preferred). 
  • Press specific training (preferred). 
  • Journeyman card or Machine Repair Journeyman Apprenticeship completion or equal education/contact hours (preferred).
  • 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. 

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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.