Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco’s Motorparts (DRiV) is a world leader in the international automotive aftermarket built from the combined strengths of Tenneco, Federal-Mogul and Öhlins with 31 of the best known and respected aftermarket brands, including 14 brands 100 years or older. Our colleagues throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race and every journey.

Job Summary: 

A member of a high-performance team dedicated to the development and implementation of a manufacturing excellence roadmap which drives the future of the Skokie facility. They will contribute to creating and driving a five-year rolling horizon plan to ensure advanced manufacturing concepts are incorporated, driving out complexity, cost and inefficiency while transitioning to a single piece flow manufacturing as the ideal state. 



  • Identify, plan, and oversee manufacturing improvement projects to improve plant safety, quality, productivity, and reduce cost for the Skokie site
  • Define project scope and objectives
  • Develop detailed timing plans with functional milestones to support project objectives; execute plan within established timing
  • Create project financial model including capital equipment, investment return, labor and related aspects; manage project spending to established plan
  • Develop detailed project investment plans to achieve favorable ROI and manage project spend to meet plan
  • Provide project updates regularly to stakeholders
  • Research and analyze best practices in manufacturing concepts and trends for applicability; stay abreast of latest manufacturing technology and leverage technology to benefit Skokie site
  • Develop and manage project schedules, cross-functional deliverables and detailed timelines
  • Engage third-party vendors to quote and source equipment and services necessary for projects
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Identify and minimize manufacturing risks that could hinder project implementation and sustainability
  • Implements lean manufacturing concepts with passion and conviction
  • Research and present conceptual proposals regarding advanced manufacturing practices and growth opportunities
  • Strictly comply with the established procedures, processes and systems requirements set forth by the company
  • Other duties as developed or assigned.


Experience & Skills:

      The following experience, traits and skills are highly desirable

  • Strong technical background with passion for manufacturing technology with a desire and ability to envision new manufacturing concepts
  • Proven experience and passion for Lean Manufacturing
  • Excellent project management skills including; developing and managing a project plan, establishing project priorities, working to deadlines and controlling multiple projects in various states of readiness to meet project milestones and deadlines
  • Experience in capital equipment financial model
  • Experience working in cross functional teams in a technical or manufacturing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels and channels of the organization to resolve issues and overcome barriers
  • Advanced listening skills with the ability to maintain focus to extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with close attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple time sensitive priorities
  • Independent judgement required to plan, prioritize, organize and accomplish a diversified work load
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastically executes responsibility with high energy without extensive external direction or motivation
  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite Products including Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint and other analytical and project management software



Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field
  • 3+ years operations experience

Preferred Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing or similar field
  • 5+ years directly relevant experience

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: Chicago