Continuous Improvement Tech

Date: Apr 5, 2024

Location: Ligonier, IN, US

Company: Tenneco

'Own Your Career' supports Tenneco’s People Model, ensuring that we both “Select the Best” and “Build & Develop” internal talent.


It is our commitment to develop and promote great talent within the Tenneco team.

JOB OVERVIEW
JOB TITLE CI Tech
DEPARTMENT Continuous Improvement
LOCATION Ligonier, IN
REPORTS TO John Altimus
   
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
Responsible for assisting in continuous improvement activities using lean manufacturing tools, including 5S, TPM, standardized work, time studies, through-put improvements, and waste elimination. CI techs are expected to coach/train Operation Leads and assist Production Supervisors. 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical demands, or work environment.
• Able to learn problem solving
     o Line balance chart (Yamazumi)
     o Standardized Work Combination Charts
     o Value Stream Mapping
• Capable of taking time studies and breaking down jobs
• Capable of training to standardized work
• Audit standardized work, 5S, LPAs, quality check sheets, etc.
• Participate in workshops (C/O, 5S, through put, TPM)
• Coach Operations Leads and Training Buddies (Mentors) and assist Production Supervisors
• Coaches team members on adherence to safety procedures, including correct use of PPE, daily safety checks, and workplace inspections.
• Coach team members to adhere to standard operating procedures.
• Provides timely and effective feedback to help team members to strengthen specific skills needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
• Escalates the cell's issues and/or successes to the Production Supervisors or manager as necessary.
• Assist in resolving problems during the launch period of new products or engineering changes and improve the production process.
• Help develop/implement the plant's 5S improvement plan.
• Assists in implementing the plant's continuous improvement plan.
• Collect data as needed for improvements, OFI (Opportunity for Improvement), Savings projects (WAVE), etc.
• Additional duties may be assigned as needed, including assisting the EH&S department.

 
EDUCATION & TRAINING
• High school equivalent or higher education.
• Work experience in the automotive parts industry preferred.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Some understanding of lean manufacturing, waste elimination, problem-solving & 5S principles.
• Must be able to use Email and Excel programs, Microsoft Word & PowerPoint knowledge are a plus
• Self-driven to complete tasks on time at a high pace
• Good organizational skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities
• Demonstrated professional and ethical leadership skills
• Able to read, write, and perform basic math skills
• Able to communicate effectively
• Must have the ability to carry out instructions, provided in written, oral or diagram forms.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and product and process specifications.
• Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to adapt to changing work requirements
   
WORKING CONDITIONS
WORK ENVIRONMENT (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
• Often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel.
• Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 50 lbs.
• Vision abilities required include close vision
Travel • Travel is possible with this position, however not common.
Physical Demands (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
• Often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel.
• Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 50 lbs.
• Vision abilities required include close vision
Other Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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.

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.