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Joining Engineer

Location:2501 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI 48341

Who We Are:

Challenge’s mission is to manufacture with operational excellence by empowering our employee-owners. As a leading tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry, we drive innovative solutions for future mobility. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry leaders allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do and embody our core values of safety, ownership, and teamwork every day; they are the true driving force in our operations.

Challenge is proud to be one of the largest employee-owned automotive companies in North America. One of the many benefits of joining the Challenge team is the ESOP program. This program allows Challenge to give shares of the Company to all employee-owners annually. These shares are an additional retirement benefit that will continue to grow during your time at Challenge. Being part of an ESOP means our employee-owners share in Challenge’s success!

Challenge is #QualityDriven and #PeoplePowered!

Who We Want:

We are in search for a Joining Engineer to be a part of the Manufacturing Support Team and will work closely with the corporate CRW (Controls, Robotics, and Welding) standards team and R&D. The position will be a part of the welding standardization process across all the manufacturing facilities and be a technical resource for the corporate engineering team.

What You'll Do:

  • Support in driving standardization across the following joining processes in manufacturing:
  • GMAW
  • DAW
  • RSW
  • Developing training documentation on the above joining processes in relationship to quality requirements of the customer.
  • Trouble shoot welding (GMAW, RSW, and DAW) issue on production tooling.
  • Develop welding schedules for (GMAW, RSW and DAW) on ferrous and nonferrous material.
  • Participate in design reviews for upcoming new projects.
  • Interface with new equipment vendors and customers (internal and external).

When and Where:

This will be a 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM M-F position located at our Plant in Pontiac, MI

What You Need to Have:

  • S Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a welding manufacturing environment, automotive experience preferred.
  • Welding experience in RSW, GMAW and DAW on a variety of low carbon and high strength steels.
  • Robotic welding experience, ABB and Fanuc preferred.
  • Destructive testing experience (setting up the process and training others) for RSW, DAW and GMAW processes.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a global manufacturing environment
  • 5+ year’s RSW, GMAW and DAW experience in welding manufacturing in the automotive industry
  • Developing and troubleshooting GMAW and RSW on different grades of aluminum.
  • Experience setting up and training with Tessonics RSWA devices or other UT devices.
  • Training inexperienced people with destructive and nondestructive testing methods.
  • Developing and writing work instructions as they pertain to different welding and inspection operations.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills with MS office proficiency.
  • 20% travel required for this position in the greater MI area

What 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, Referral Bonus Program, Challenge Incentive Program, and paid time off.

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