Automation Technician I-V

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:

Provide production support by performing setup, troubleshooting and operations of automated welding cells within a production facility. Implements best practices and proactively assess welding/robotic applications. May mentor Auto Technician trainees. 

RESPONSIBILITIES & RESULTS 

  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols while servicing or maintaining equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency while troubleshooting automated welding cells to effect permanent change in order to eliminate cell down time.
  • Ability to execute with proficiency all duties and responsibilities requirements of weld technician. 
  • Prioritize tasks within the facility relating to weld troubleshooting, set-up and coordinate events with production. 
  • Demonstrate basic level proficiency in troubleshooting using electrical / mechanical prints.
  • Perform and critique equipment preventative maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot low voltage electrical components and circuits (Connecting circuit breakers or other low voltage components in a junction box or panel) (Wiring
    harnesses, drive systems, relays, boards). 
  • Make proper connections of the following communication protocols: Remote I/O, Ethernet, DeviceNet. 
  • Modify and perform basic programming of robots in all robotic applications such as ABB and Fanuc.  
  • Basic weld troubleshooting for all welding applications (drawn arc, GMAW, resistance welding, projection welding, Pneumatic systems, etc.). 
  • Basic Troubleshooting and adjustment of weld fixtures.
  • Troubleshoot Poke Yoke systems and applications.

 

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (required). 
  • Two-year technical degree (preferred).
  • Experience with Microsoft applications, i.e., word, excel, outlook, etc. (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. 
  • Must be able to obtain hi-lo and aerial platform licenses. 
  • Ability to obtain arc flash training certificate. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills (preferred).
  • Successful completion of Weld Tech curriculum with passing grade.
  • Successful completion of Weld Tech trainee period.
  • Successful completion of Auto Technician curriculum with passing grade.
  • Successful completion of Auto Technician trainee period.
  • Minimum 2 years working as weld machine operator.
  • Minimum 2 years working as Weld Technician.
  • Minimum 1 year on the job training as Auto Technician Trainee.
  • 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. 

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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.