Machine Operator

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Maryville, MO, US

Company: Tenneco

    1. The operator must comply with all environmental, health, and safety practices, policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure a safe and healthful working environment; prevent pollution, and practice waste minimization to make continual improvements in the safety and health of all employees and the environment.
    2. Furthermore, the operator will be asked to continuously evaluate means of minimizing cost, non-value added work, causes of scrap, etc.
    3. Read and interpret prints and work instructions to select the proper program, components, and process for the part.
    4. Work instructions will be provided to the operator who will detail out the necessary operations.
    5. Any recommendations to improve the process must be communicated and approved before implementation.
    6. In addition, the manufacturing process will operate around a cellular concept.
    7. This process flow has been defined to maximize output.




    1. This process will require the operator to unload then load parts, up to 45 lbs. each, into each machine and then move to the next machine and conduct the unload and load process.
    2. There will be at least 5 machines operated simultaneously.
    3. The operator is expected to take ownership of the area.
    4. This includes but is not limited to the machines, components, documentation, etc.
    5. The operator is responsible for all items defined on the TPM check sheet as well as those defined by 5S.
    6. The operator is responsible for maintaining the tooling used.
    7. The operator is responsible for bringing product into the area with the use of a lift truck, dolly, or overhead crane and removing finished components and assemblies to the shipping area.
    8. The operator will be responsible for putting the finished products into the designated shipping containers.
    9. The operator is responsible for maintaining all logs.
    10. This will include production throughput, scrap, first pass yield, TPM logs, downtime, manufacturing capability as required, etc.
    11. Because of the size and weight of the parts that are to be handled in this cell, we will evaluate setting up the shift so that one person works a four-hour rotation.
    12. Therefore, the other four hours of the shift may be used in another area of the plant.