Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Feb 14, 2024

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.


We are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. This position requires a goal oriented manufacturing engineer capable of working independently, and as a team leader.  The engineer will specialize in tube making manufacturing, for both new and existing programs.  The position is based out of North America (NA) and will lead all tube mill network activity in North America Clean Air (NACA) manufacturing in the Manufacturing Engineering & Technology (MET) group driving improvements in the tube mill process.  This role is a core competency team (CCT) leader and will indirectly oversee the regional NACA performance of tube mill.  The position is responsible for process and equipment development of new products, focusing on optimization and waste reduction of current products.



  • Effectively leads indirect reporting individuals.
  • Utilizes technical expertise to implement / oversee the implementation of cost reduction ideas.
  • Supports or manages (as assigned) the technical direction & coordination for equipment installations & start-ups.
  • Justifies and creates supporting documentation for Capital Appropriation Requests(CAR).
  • Promotes and monitors the utilization of standard process, equipment, tooling and product.
  • Implements and ensures proper handshake of process, equipment and tooling into receiving plants utilizing Tenneco launch process.
  • Lead process optimization along with standardization of equipment and tooling for tube products in all Tenneco North America (NA) facilities.
    • Scrap reduction
    • Efficiency improvements
    • Best practice sharing
    • Product consolidation
  • Develop a purchase/refurbish equipment and tooling strategy for NA region.
  • Develop and maintain NA tube mill and cut off capacity for existing assets
  • Lead monthly reviews with the NA CCT team and drive improvement to the established KPI’s.
  • NACA technical support for NA Manufacturing Engineering & Technology (MET) tube making team.
  • Support for development and feasibility reviews regarding:
    • Design of product
    • Design of equipment, tooling and manufacturing process
    • Process development for tube making manufacturing and assembly
  • Participate in new program launches and continuous improvement activities within NACA.
  • Support customer RFQ process
  • Setting up launch processes, tooling and equipment within regional NACA facilities.
  • Support equipment and tooling runoff at supplier or NA Tenneco facilities
  • Optimize process and tooling according to capital and tooling investment.
  • Support first startup of production.
  • Support NACA facilities by troubleshooting production issues and driving resolution.
  • Utilize data to drive decisions, formal 6 sigma training a plus.
  • Identify and implement manufacturing process improvements (performance, scrap, availability).
  • Understand and apply lean manufacturing principles, and general metal fabrication
  • Other duties as assigned.   


EDUCATION: Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or related discipline.




  • 7+ years of related manufacturing engineering and / or product launch experience.
  • Global or multi-national business experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous exhaust system and metal forming experience is a plus.  
  • Proven planning abilities, including successful execution of such plans.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated use of a team oriented approach.
  • Experience developing a new process for a new product, including experience creating process flow diagrams, PFMEA’s, standard work and control plans.
  • Experience working with equipment and tooling suppliers and following progress through launch.
  • Proficiency with PC applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and flow-charting software.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process development, fixture design, tooling / gage design, and equipment design.
  • Ability to travel in support of job function 25-50%(NACA facilities, suppliers etc.). Some International travel required.


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