1st shift Welder Cert

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Ligonier, IN, 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.


Apply appropriate welding process to meet specifications, inspect and repair welds as needed to support the production and assembly of exhaust pipe components.  Perform as an active team member in performing other tasks within the cell.  Participate in cell level BOS meetings.



  1. Handle materials and tools, set-up complete appropriate weld processes and inspect all welds and products to assure weld specifications are met.
  2. Perform as a team member of a cellular operating group, which requires the ability to learn, perform and rotate to other workstations within the cell.
  3. Perform the above within acceptable quality, quantity, performance and safety standards.
  4. Perform safety checks and preventative maintenance on welding equipment to assure good, safe working conditions and complete daily forms.
  5. Apply appropriate welding process to weld and repair welds on parts per specifications.
  6. 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. 
  7. Overtime as required/requested.



  1. Obtain supplies and parts required doing the job and performing proper setup of welding power supplies and controls.
  2. Inspect all welds to assure each meets quality standards, troubleshoot problems and make adjustments as required.
  3. Assist other employees in cell group when welding is not required
  4. Clean welding station and maintain neatness in the surrounding work areas.
  5. Assist the team in 5S advancements
  6. Assist in the implementation of Lean Principles.


7.   Ability to weld on any line and train temporary and new welders.


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



  • Knowledge and skills of five welding processes.  1) Fuel Gas, 2) Stick Electrode, 3) Gas Metal Arc,

4) Gas Tungsten Arc, 5) Resistance

  • Ability to pass welding test with 80% or greater score (maximum 2 attempts)
  • Ability to pass 3 part welding skills test within 60 days of training.
  • Ability to set up welder, apply appropriate weld process, inspect weld and make necessary adjustments
  • Ability to read and understand work orders, directions, charts, forms and safety regulations
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to correctly use and read various gauges
  • Ability to work well with other employees in a team concept



  • Confined work space
  • Weld flashes
  • High noise levels
  • Varying temperatures (hot to cold)
  • Welding fumes and smoke
  • Fast paced



  • Extensive standing, walking, moderate bending, stooping, torso twisting, constant hand and arm motion
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to tolerate extreme hot temperatures
  • Good visual ability


We are committed to the safety and health of our employees. We adhere to social distancing recommendations and other protocols, ensuring a safe work environment for all.