Advanced Materials Development Engineer, Microcellular Polyurethane

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Milan, OH, US

Company: Tenneco

POSITION TITLE: Advanced Product Development Engineer

COMPANY/LOCATION: NVH Performance Materials

REPORTS TO: Advanced Product Engineering

Location : Detroit Metropolitan Area



Essential Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for investigating new materials, products and applications. Perform production and design feasibility. 
  • Support internal business case review & approval process
  • Establish contact with external sources to explore new technologies
  • Work with product development to initiate and finalize different design concepts
  • Publish and present technical papers
  • Meet with customers learn technical requirements for new business opportunities.
  • Develop and optimize high value, cost effective new part or system designs based on customer requirements and Tenneco engineering and manufacturing capabilities
  • Independently develop and deliver design presentations to customers to demonstrate how Tenneco can meet their needs
  • Assist in coordinating testing, design, FMEA, and prototype activities on a day-to-day basis.
  • Support development of new technologies globally, when applicable. 


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in product design and development
  • Strong knowledge of electroactive technologies
  • Strong knowledge of vehicle dynamics & application of suspension technology
  • Strong communication skills required (written, oral and presentation).
  • Experience with Elastomer product design & development.  Hydraulic mount design preferred


  • Minimum requirements – Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or Chemical engineering


  • Travel:  estimated 15% domestic; some international – dependent upon project.