Senior Welding Engineer

Website Challenge Manufacturing

Senior Welding Engineer Job Highlights

Title Senior Weld Engineer
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 10 Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location Walker, MI, United States
Company Challenge Manufacturing

Company Profile

Challenge Manufacturing Company manufactures automotive parts. The company supplies welded assemblies and engineered metal-formed products to the automotive industry. It serves the automotive industry worldwide.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Senior Welding Engineer who will be responsible for developing welding techniques, procedures, and application of welding utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties, and characteristics of metals, metal alloys, and general engineering principles.

Conduct research and development investigations to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures or improve existing techniques and procedures.

Functions as a mentor to other Welding Engineers.

Education Level

  • BS Welding Engineering or equivalent with an understanding of resistance welding and arc welding principals and standards, as well as mechanical engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Welding Engineering with 10 years of practical experience in a manufacturing setting.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a welding manufacturing environment, automotive experience (preferred)


  • Maintain existing welding process to Challenge Manufacturing standards
  • Reduce costs through continuous improvement activities that improve safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Define recommended welding spare parts.
  • Develop and maintain weld parameter/setup sheets
  • Support and lead new line launch verification projects
  • Work with Maintenance and destruct staff to maintain and improve weld quality.
  • Implement, test, and monitor products from time to time in production equipment
  • Support in driving standardization across the following joining processes in manufacturing- GMAW, DAW, RSW, SPR, FDS
  • Developing training documentation on the above joining processes in relationship to the quality requirements of the customer.
  • Troubleshoot welding (GMAW, RSW, and DAW) issues 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).


  • The company offers 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.

Employer’s Statement

Challenge Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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