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Supervisor, Production

Location:3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544

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:

The Manufacturing Production Supervisor is the front line of leadership at the plant level. Their purpose is to oversee all operations within their area, ensuring that Safety, Quality, Delivery and production efficiencies meet the standards and expectation of internal and external customers. Our Supervisors are also morale builders and are responsible for creating a positive work environment for all employees.

What You'll Do:

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

  • Manage processes with detailed accuracy, and discipline.
  • Coaches and assist all employees with problem solving, and personal issues.
  • Train team members’ on various processes, procedures and job tasks within their work zone
  • Certify team members’ on individual workstations to satisfy each level of progression on the skills matrix
  • Ensures quality standards are met.
  • Ensures on time delivery is met according to customer demands, and scheduling.
  • Pays close attention to detail. Example: Safety, Housekeeping, quality, performance, instructions given by management, and employee well-being.
  • Incident reporting, and investigation of root cause for injuries, near misses, and manufacturing equipment incidents (i.e. mis-hit, tool crash, etc..).
  • Monitors employee attendance, and disciplines accordingly in accordance with the employee handbook.
  • Monitor production quality and throughput. Ensure that hour by hour boards, zone boards and other production monitoring systems are updated.
  • Work with support groups to return processes to standard when abnormal conditions occur.
  • Manages operations in accordance with attendance.
  • Directs team leaders, material handlers, operators, and support groups on daily task.
  • Conducts tool box talks daily to remind employees of all categories listed on the check sheet.
  • Follows Company produces for production identification & traceability, containment of nonconforming material, inventory movements and production reporting.

When and Where:

This will be a 3rd Shift M-F 10PM-6AM position, located at our Plant in Walker, MI

What You Need to Have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 3+ years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Automotive manufacturing industry experience preferred
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation

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.