Suo Line Team

Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Harrisonburg, VA, US

Company: Tenneco

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.


Set up and operate mechanical and hydraulic production machines and equipment including, but not limited to, metal fabricating machines, material handling system,  automated lubrication systems, lock seamers, hydrowelders, spot welders, presses, headers, cartonizers, head/bushing machines, tube benders, cut offs, flex mills,  expander/sizers, etc. to meet production schedules.  Capable of setting up and operating several similar or related pieces of equipment within the department.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Sets up equipment in department as assigned by changing tooling, adjusting tooling to correct clearances and specifications, and making other necessary adjustments.


Uses blueprints and route cards to set up assigned equipment.


Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions.


Dismantles machines and equipment to gain access to problem area.


Performs minor machine repairs including preventative maintenance.


Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repair.


Performs quality control checks including first and last piece inspection to ensure all products are made according to blueprint specifications.


Operate equipment to manufacture parts whenever all required set ups have been completed.


Completes annual updates of OSHA required training as assigned by supervisor.


Maintains high standard of housekeeping in the department.


Completes other duties as assigned such as hand welding, material handling, etc.


Work within team environment to achieve company goals and objectives.


Checks that safety guards and switches are in place and in good working condition. Reports all safety malfunctions immediately to supervisor.


Performs all necessary paperwork such as machine load card data, written production and inventory tickets, time sheets, quality control data, first and last piece inspection and other data as required.


Completes annual review of OSHA required safety training as assigned by supervisor.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Places set up and operator scrap in designated containers and document as required. Delivers "overrun" parts to appropriate location and document.


Completes job cards as requested by supervisor.


Maintains a high standard of housekeeping in the department.


Monitors material supplies at assigned work station to ensure smooth product flow.




This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must be able to set up and operate at least 2 pieces of equipment in assigned area.



Minimum 6 months previous manufacturing experience required.  Typically required to complete 90-day probationary (initial employment) period.  Set Up Operator job classification may be designated prior to completing 90 days employment if employee demonstrates ability to set up and operate assigned equipment independently.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, blueprints, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to interact cooperatively with supervision and co-workers.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.  Ability to use and interpret measuring gauges.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.






The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus to visually inspect products.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment calls for the employee to work near moving mechanical parts.


The work environment does sometimes include fumes or particulate matter that becomes airborne.


The work environment may be hot, particularly during summer months.  The noise level is usually loud.


Personal protective equipment is required including, but not limited to, kevlar (or terry) sleeves, hearing protection, eye protection, and foot protection (steel toe shoes).

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.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia