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Weld Technician

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!

POSITION PURPOSE

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
  • Mentor and support Weld Technician trainees
  • Machine cleaning
  • Proficiency and understanding of the use of hand measurement tools
  • Understanding of how to use a Multimeter
  • 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 welding (theory and experience, resistance welding, projection welding, GMAW welding, acetylene torch usage
  • 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

When and Where:

This will be a full time position located at our Plant in Pontiac, MI.

What You Need to Have:

  • 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.

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.