Maintenance Engineering Project Manager

Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Tenneco

Maintenance Engineer


Responsible for identifying and executing sustainable improvements to production equipment, maintenance & building systems, and maintenance procedures/processes to increase reliability of the overall manufacturing processes and building operations.  Work is of a technical nature and will involve engineering skills, project management, as well as data interpretation to identify opportunities for improvement.  Will represent the maintenance department in cross-functional team problem-solving and equipment improvement/upgrade activities.  Will provide technical support to engineering, production, and a group of multi-function skilled trade employees (mechanical and electrical) in an area of work which involves the repair, maintenance and improvement of manufacturing process equipment and building/site needs.


  • Manages assigned projects to drive sustainable improvements in production equipment reliability/performance, building/site infrastructure systems, and maintenance team operational effectiveness
  • Manages projects to established budget and timing
  • Adheres to and reinforces safe working practices
  • Performs equipment/system failure RCM and RCA
  • Performs predictive assessments and problem diagnosis of process equipment
  • Works with maintenance leadership to develop standardized processes and procedures for maintenance teams to follow
  • Reads and interprets OEM equipment manuals and schematics
  • Follows-up with vendors and contractors on maintenance issues
  • Implements and supports continuous improvement projects
  • Creates standardized work for maintenance tasks
  • Sets and tracks KPI’s for maintenance operations
  • Reviews and improves maintenance procedures, PM tasks, and opportunistic maintenance activities
  • Identifies and prioritizes spare parts needs
  • Maintains equipment documentation and drawing library
  • Selects and procures project-related machine or building parts/services
  • Prepares technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Uses predictive technologies to drive uptime and improve the maintenance system and tracks improvement in MTTR, and MTBF and OEE
  • Periodically reports progress and status on assigned projects to plant leadership
  • Effectively utilizes computerized maintenance management systems (SAP PM)


  • Effective project management skills
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems; perform strategic problem-solving
  • Working knowledge of heavy industrial or manufacturing plant processes
  • Ability to read and interpret machine and part prints (w/ GD&T)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the plant
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Working knowledge and understanding of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Project)
  • Experience with CAD software


  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Nearest Major Market: Chicago