General Operator

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Marshall, MI, 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.

Responsible for tending to metal fabricating machines such as, but not limited to, cut-off saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses, sizers, forming machines, spinning machines, and punches that cut, shape, and bend metal plates, sheets, tubes, and structures by performing the duties and responsibilities as outlined within this job description.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
1. Produce parts as directed by material control, and or the engineering department so to 
attain the required production levels and quality.
2. Prep and inspect parts for final production.
3. Run first time production parts as directed and perform Poka Yokes. 
4. Participate in job rotation through each cell which addresses cross training and ergonomical issues.
5. Read job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.
6. Set stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule, or template. 
7. Position workpiece against stops or align layout marks with die or blades.
8. Push button or depress pedal to activate machine.
9. Observe machine operations to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunction.
10. Monitor the output of quality parts through inspection, scrap records, statistical process controls, and station control sheets.
11. Measure workpiece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
12. Remove burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from workpiece
13. Perform 5S activities.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform this job.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Must have the ability to read and comprehend work instructions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions in English.
2. Must have the ability to write simple correspondence in English.
3. Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
4. Must be able to communicate clearly with supervisors, peers, or subordinates by phone, in writing, and / or in person.
5. Must be able to tell when an operating error is occurring and assist in deciding what to do about it. 
6. Must be able to work within a team environment.
7. Must posses the ability to work with hand tools.
8. Must posses the ability to maintain accurate records.

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.)
1. Standing for long periods of time.
2. Use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
3. Reaching with hands and arms.
4. Talking and hearing.
5. Occasional walking, stooping, crawling, kneeling, or crouching.
6. Repeatedly lifting, tugging and/or moving up to 35 pounds (at times it may be necessary to lift more.)
7. Close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
8. Ability to sit frequently for extended periods of time.
9. Ability to move about the plant in both the office and manufacturing areas.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (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.)
1. Typical manufacturing environment.
2. May encounter extreme heat, fumes, odors, dirt, dust, noise, moving objects.

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

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: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo