Die Setter

Challenge Manufacturing

Challenge Manufacturing

1,001-5,000 employees

Employee-owned supplier of automotive metal assemblies

Automotive & Transportation

Junior, Mid, Senior

Kansas City, MO, USA

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Metal Stamping experience
  • Die setting in stamping
  • Lock out tag out experience
  • Press operating experience
  • Set up and change dies on small and large (200 Ton to 2500 Ton) Progressive, Secondary and Transfer presses
  • Participates in preventative actions and conducts corrective actions
  • Conducts housekeeping for personal work area and shared facility space
  • Observes and complies with all safety, environmental, regulatory, and statutory requirements
  • Participates in needs analysis and attends scheduled training and educational programs
  • Participates in independent objective auditing activities and supports company continuous improvement activities
  • Stops work on processes as appropriate and contains suspect or defective material or services to avoid further processing
  • Positions, and safely clamps Dies/tools, feed guides, and Guarding
  • Threads metal strip from coils through pinch rollers, and/or loads Dies/tools with metal blanks
  • Installs part ejection, and air blasts/external oilers
  • Installs any and all die protection devices

Challenge Manufacturing

Challenge Manufacturing


Challenge Manufacturing, a leading global supplier of complex assemblies and engineered metal formed products to the automotive industry, stands out for its employee-centric culture and competitive advantage. The company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) fosters a collaborative and teamwork-oriented environment, allowing its team members to share in the company's success, which has led to its ranking as the 40th largest ESOP Company in the US in 2017. With a commitment to safety, ownership, and teamwork, Challenge Manufacturing provides job security, fair treatment, competitive wages, and opportunities for career growth, making it an attractive workplace in its industry.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Grand Rapids, Michigan



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth