Sr. Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer

Location : 3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544

 

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

The Senior Sr. Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.

RESPONSIBILITIES & RESULTS

  • Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.
  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results. 
  • Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods. 
  • Creates and maintains job elements sheets and standard work sheets. 
  • Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement. 
  • Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams. 
  • Leads and supports lean manufacturing initiatives, including, cost reductions and productivity improvements.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • B.S degree from a 4-year college or university in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, etc) or equivalent experience and demonstrated
    knowledge of:
    • Automated assembly experience 
    • Cell layout experience 
    • MS Office experience 
    • BIW product understanding & experience 
    • Sheet metal fabrication and assembly experience 
    • AutoCad experience 
    • Plexus experience 

 

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.