Product Engineer

Date: Jan 30, 2023

Location: Glinde, DE

Company: Tenneco

There has never been a better time to join the Tenneco team. We are a group in the automotive industry that manufactures and develops components for almost every well-known car brand. We make vehicles safer and cleaner. With the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, we have expanded our product range with technologies and some globally known brands for manufacturers, (wholesale) dealers, and workshops. Our products improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and improve vehicle safety.

Our broad product range, global reach, high-quality standards, and competitiveness make us an excellent partner for your career.

Tenneco has over 80,000 employees worldwide and has a wealth of varied roles.

Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, Clean Air, and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicles, commercial trucks, off-highway, industrial, motorsport, and the aftermarket. We go to market with a portfolio of 30 well-respected and enduring aftermarket brands – 14 of which are 100 years old or more, such as Champion®, Ferodo®, Moog® or Monroe®. Please find out more about us at  

The DRiV™ Division of Tenneco is a start-up built from the strengths of Tenneco, Federal-Mogul, and Öhlins Racing. Please find out more about us at

For our location in Glinde near Hamburg, Germany, we are looking for a full-time employee to start as soon as possible as a Product Engineer.


Role Purpose

You are a Core Team member of the Global Engineering Team, and you will drive the development of innovative & cost-effective NAO and Low Steel products / Hybrids in close cooperation with OE/S Engineering and drive VAVE activities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Realize product strategy for OE/S globally together with OE/S Engineering
  • Conduct core development of new friction materials
  • Run customer development of new Products for OE/OES programs according to customer specifications
  • Support manufacturing sites globally during the launch of new NAO and LowSteel projects
  • Support cost reduction and localization efforts for chemicals
  • Assuring  together  with  Process  engineering, a  flawless  transition  from  prototyping  into manufacturing globally
  • Follow Program Management Discipline for all projects



What will make you successful

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience in Friction-engineering
  • Experimental design and structured development approach
  • Knowledge of friction material development, especially in formulating and processing
  • Computer literature with the ability to maintain accurate records ability to work with state-of-the-art IT-Systems
  • Team player with the ability to work in a matrix environment with different reporting lines
  • Open-minded to cooperating in cross-functional teams (Engineering, Operations, AME, Purchasing, Quality)
  • Flexible and curious to learn and adapt new things every day
  • Able to communicate effectively, demonstrate excellent verbal and numerical skills
  • The attitude and will to make a difference, problem solver with a systematic approach and an eye for detail
  • Willing to travel globally
  • Fluent in the English and German language



What we offer

We want to make you feel welcomed, challenged, and inspired. So we’ve carefully put together a blend of benefits to boost your health and well-being and ensure your personal and professional growth and integration in a pleasant day-to-day working environment.



What you can expect next

Our team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.