Weld Technician - 1st Shift

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:

Provide production support by performing setup, troubleshooting and operations of automated welding cells within the production facility, as well as implementing best practices and proactively assess welding/robotic applications

RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESULTS

 

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

 

  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols while servicing or maintaining equipment
  • Machine cleaning
  • Proficiency and understanding of the use of hand measurement tools
  • Perform weld tip/cap changes and weld gun maintenance
  • Perform change over process of stationary welders, change out cells, automated cells
  • Perform preventative maintenance on fixtures and cells including proper lubrication of components
  • Able to run Red Rabbit process and troubleshoot issues if a failure occurs (i.e., properly adjust sensors or switches)
  • Basic understanding of weld fixture adjustment process
  • Understanding of types/uses/replacement and setup of common sensors
  • Basic welding technology troubleshooting (i.e., resistance spot welding applications, weld tip inspection, tip force, shunt cable inspection/replacement, etc.), GMAW component knowledge and troubleshooting (i.e., nozzle, tip, diffuser inspection, inspection/replacement of gooseneck, welding torch, etc.)
  • Plex utilization (Documentation, locate parts and components in Plex directory, work orders, find set-up documentation, down time codes)
  • Basic knowledge of dispense systems (i.e., changing barrels properly, visual inspection of system), replacement of nozzles, fittings or components)
  • Nut feeder operational understanding and when needed adjustment (i.e., inspection for proper level of nuts, spear alignment, clearing a jam condition)
  • Basic cell resets (i.e., Homing cell, robot, and tooling)
  • Touching up of robotic programmed points within a program

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • 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 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.