Robotics Technician

Date: May 4, 2023

Location: Angola, IN, US

Company: Tenneco


To provide general Robotic Welding and Robotic Material Handling support on new and existing Robotic applications.  To help improve total labor efficiency in the manufacturing departments by improving robotic processes and solving problems that impact safety, quality and cost.  Work with the Tenneco Engineering and Maintenance teams to develop standard procedures for operation and TPM and teach manufacturing personnel proper set-up and operating methods where applicable.  Assist in the implementation of new product releases and changes to existing product.  Act as liaison between manufacturing and engineering for development and execution of projects.


Required Skills:


  • Must be able to efficiently and effectively identify and help diagnose production tooling and equipment problems on automated equipment, correct problems, and improve manufacturing.
  • Shall provide support to manufacturing to optimize processes and correct problems with robotic machines, tooling, etc. maintaining a priority of safety, quality and productivity.
  • Will actively participate with NPIS teams to evaluate and provide input for assembly, tooling, equipment prints for existing and new program changes; especially where there is automation.
  • Shall set-up and conduct quality tests under operational conditions to investigate design feasibility for new design proposals, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control.
  • Shall record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and using facts and data, provide recommendations for changes in product or test method.
  • Must perform his/her job with acceptable safety, environmental, quality, productivity and performance standards as outlined in plant policies, handbooks and applicable work instructions.
  • Will assist in all phases of new product launches and adhere to NPIS guidelines.
  • Shall perform tooling set-up and adjustment of production equipment to meet blueprint specifications.
  • Must be willing to assist in other areas of support when requested.
  • Shall assist in technical training of manufacturing team members.
  • Interface with manufacturing to ensure a safe, team-oriented environment which includes ongoing safety and ergonomic reviews.
  • Employee should be flexible in working traditional and non-traditional work hours, as required.







  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  2. Certification from an Industrial Robotic program is preferred.
  3. 5-10 years of process manufacturing preferred.
  4. Fanuc, robot training preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  2. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  3. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.
  4. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  5. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situation.
  6. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  7. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  8. Must be able to work independently but perform effectively and sometimes serve as a leader in a team environment and have the ability to lead teams.
  9. Previous experience in maintenance or technical training preferred.
  10. Required excellent knowledge of blueprint reading and ability to diagram/draft parts as necessary.
  11. AutoCAD experience a plus.
  12. Requires basic PC skills – word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  13. Working knowledge of the SAP product is preferable.
  14. Basic understanding of MIG welding processes and weld terminology and symbology.
  15. A functional understanding of ANSI Y14.5M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing would significantly benefit the candidate’s ability to be effective and efficient.
  16. Ability to apply and understand precision measuring instruments, tooling, and machinery.
  17. IATF-16949 & ISO 2001 familiarity including an understanding of APQP and PPAP is required.  Must possess or will be required to develop a good understanding of the Tenneco Quality System and IATF-16949 & ISO 2001 regulations.
  18. Must acquire forklift certification.



  1. Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  2. Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.







  1. Must be able to work in tight spaces.
  2. May encounter work in an area with live energy to the robot while making changes to the robot program and running the robot through its motions.
  3. May encounter extreme heat, fumes, odors, dust, noise, and moving objects.
  4. May encounter the risk of shock and vibration.
  5. Typical manufacturing environment which requires hearing protection, eye protection, steel toed shoes, gloves, etc.
  6. LOTO policies must always be followed.



  1. Ability and willingness to work traditional or split shifts.
  2. Ability and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
  3. Must be prompt in reaching assigned work area at the start of the shift and at the end of each break.
  4. Excellent attendance.
  5. Good work ethic.
  6. Highly motivated self-starter.