Machine Operator

Ligonier, Indiana
May 20, 2024
May 21, 2024
Position Type
Skilled Trade / Labor
Roadways / Bridges
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Operate machines completing one or more processes toward the manufacturing of exhaust pipe assemblies and components. Perform as an active team member in supporting and performing all the tasks within a cell group.

  • Perform as a team member of a cellular operating group, which requires the ability to learn, perform preventative maintenance. Set-up and operate machines and to be able to rotate to all workstations within each cell.
  • Employee must be able to handle materials and tools, operate machines, assemble and inspect all product of varying shape, sizes and weights.
  • Employee must perform the above within acceptable quality, quantity, performance and safety standards.
  • Perform safety checks and preventative maintenance on each machine to assure machines are in safe working condition and complete daily safety check-off lists.
  • Maintain station control of operations, which includes machine parts to specification, inspect parts to assure the quality standards are met, identify production and quality problems and assist Team Leader with problem correction.
  • Employee must perform his/her job within acceptable safety, environmental, quality, productivity and performance standards as outlined in plant policies, handbooks and applicable work instructions.
  • Overtime as required/requested.

  • Follow machine repair procedures if breakdown occurs. Complete basic repairs and adjustments of minor problems. Report all machine problems to Team Leader an/or Maintenance.
  • Perform SPC, visual and gauge inspection, and complete charts and required forms.
  • Clean the machine and surrounding work area.
  • Operate machines as assigned to assist co-workers at other workstations as needed.
  • Perform or assist in part changeovers.
  • Assist in 5S advancement
  • Assist in implementation of Lean principles.

  • This list may not be all-inclusive and may include other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    • Employee must have high school diploma or GED.
    • Ability to read and understand work orders, machine manuals, directions, charts and safety regulations.
    • Mechanical aptitude to operate machines and the ability to perform basic preventative maintenance and minor repairs
    • Basic math skills
    • Ability to follow directions and flexibility to respond to problems and changes in job assignments.
    • Ability to work well with others
    • Ability to learn and perform all jobs in assigned Cell group and rotates to each workstation as needed.

    • High noise levels
    • Varying temperatures (hot to cold)
    • Fumes at welding stations
    • Confined work space
    • Buffing/grinding dust in some areas
    • Wet slippery floors in some areas

    • Extensive standing, walking, upper body twisting, arm and hand motion, some foot motion
    • Manual dexterity
    • Manual movement of pipe throughout machining process (15 lbs.)
    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs required
    • Good visual ability
    • Frequent skin exposure to chemical-based fluids such as coolant, drawing compound, lubricating oils, etc.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.