Quality Administrator
Updated on 11/30/2023
Challenge Manufacturing

1,001-5,000 employees

Employee-owned supplier of automotive metal assemblies
Company Overview
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.
Automotive & Transportation

Company Stage


Total Funding





Grand Rapids, Michigan

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Pontiac, MI, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Administrative & Executive Assistance
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum three years' experience in a quality role involving working on SOP's, creating projects and project timelines, layouts, APQP, quality core tools, layered audit, TS, etc.
  • Automotive industry experience required.
  • Knowledge of quality processes and procedures within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competent with computer software such as, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project).
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems (Plex is a strong plus).
  • A highly motivated team player who contributes to an atmosphere in which people collaboratively, enthusiastically and effectively produce results
  • Must be flexible with the ability to change, adapt and grow
  • Has high standards of performance for self.
  • Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes.
  • Is thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks; demonstrates honesty and integrity in all aspects of work.
  • Takes positive action to objectively resolve conflict by listening, staying focused on issue to find resolution, and monitoring progress.
  • Maintains positive relationships by constructively resolving conflicts.
  • Uses feedback from others to continuously improve performance and work relationships.
  • Moves within own and/or other work areas (flexes) to support plant flow.
  • Works with sense of urgency to meet needs of customers.
  • Has necessary experience, skills, and knowledge to perform all aspects of job; rotates through all job responsibilities.
  • Maintains knowledge and skills to perform job effectively.
  • Has ability to focus on benefits of change and see it as positive; approaches change or newness in constructive/objective manner; views change as learning opportunity.
  • Looks for good in others; works collaboratively with others; shares information and knowledge.
  • Is at work when scheduled and ensures coverage when absent; takes timely breaks/lunches; uses time wisely.
  • 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.
  • Create daily reports for final audit failures
  • Set up and train all operators for failures found at customer location and internal
  • Assist engineering with PPAP, APQP documentation
  • Input daily NCM and dispositioning of failed product
  • Support Quality Engineers on part to part concerns regarding acceptability, inspection methodology, and customer expectations.
  • Assist with implementing new methods of inspection and control when required. (i.e.: enhanced containment techniques and documentation, SPC data, scheduled CMM runs or Roamer scans, etc.)
  • Collect, input and send out a daily report for all defects found from GP-12 and Final Audit.
  • Verify that all findings are recorded into Plex.
  • Attend all PC and Fast Response meetings.
Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems (Plex is a strong plus).
  • Automotive industry experience.
  • Experience with quality processes and procedures within a manufacturing environment.