Controls Engineer

Date: Sep 19, 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. 


We are looking for a Controls Engineer to join our Skokie, IL Facility. This position will be hands-on automation, robotics, and control system engineer. This position designs, implements, maintains automation/robotic/logic systems in the Skokie Plant in support of Skokie 25 and value stream-specific productivity improvement projects. They will also work to implement new systems and troubleshoot/improve existing systems.


The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our hiring manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.



  • Analyze plant processes for opportunities to improve productivity through automation and/or new technology.
  • Design, implement, and maintain automation, robotics, vision systems, and control systems in manufacturing processes to improve team member safety, product quality, plant efficiency, and reduce cost.
  • Design, write, modify, review PLC programs and ladder logic.
  • Troubleshoot existing automation, robotics, vision systems, and control systems to maintain production reliability; develop creative solutions to equipment/process problems.
  • Develop Preventative Maintenance program for automation, robotics, vision systems, and control systems; construct key spare parts lists and system to maintain; develop TPM programs for key systems.
  • Stay abreast of the latest technology and advancements in automation/control systems; leverage new technology to advance the Skokie Plant.
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously as needed.
  • Interface with outside vendors to select and specify equipment needs.
  • Review 3rd party integration vendors for effectiveness and capabilities.
  • Maintain excellent documentation of program/process changes.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mechatronics or related field.



  • 5+ years directly relevant experience designing, implementing, and maintaining automation/control systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong technical background with passion for manufacturing technology with a desire and ability to envision new manufacturing concepts.
  • Proficient in electronics, mechanics, robotics, vision systems, and PLC programming.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Proficient at reading and drafting electrical diagrams.
  • Possess strong cause-effect analytical ability to solve problems.
  • Possess process/application knowledge of manufacturing processes employed at the Skokie Plant.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago