Molded Rubber Operator - Weekend Shift

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Tenneco

Job Title:  Molded Rubber 1 (Associate)


Department:  MR

Reports toProduction Supervisor



Date: February 2022



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.


Position Summary

Operates a range of manufacturing equipment for the production of rubber molded sealing products within the assigned team.  Inspects parts for conformance with quality criteria.  This position is entry-level for the Rubber Molder job family.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Operates multiple combinations of equipment and tools in assigned team.
  • Complete daily production paperwork including move tickets, quality log sheets and safety checks.
  • Performs 100% trim and inspection and identifies and segregates scrap.
  • Identifies and explains process, material and equipment problems and notifies supervisor or other appropriate individual.
  • Counts (including weigh counting), packages and boxes parts according to work instructions and/or customer requirements.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly workstation consistent with our industrial housekeeping (5S) standards.
  • Moves parts or other products or materials by hand or using a hand truck.
  • Perform SPC charting as necessary.
  • Follows the Quality Management System requirements as outlined in the process notes on the press card, the applicable QMS procedures and work instructions; and suggests ways for continual improvement.
  • Promptly reports quality problems and shuts down the equipment if unable to resolve.
  • Follows EHS rules and regulations, participates in safety meetings and CBT, and suggests ways for continual improvement.
  • Promptly reports personal injuries and unsafe conditions and helps to resolve them.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Desirable Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED Certification required.
  • Operates multiple combinations of equipment and tools in assigned team.
  • Ability to read and understand bills of materials, routings, work instructions and other shop paperwork.  Ability to complete production process documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to perform and document simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Understands manufacturing process and quality acceptance criteria for parts produced.
  • Administrative abilities necessary to plan and prioritize own work, complete work on schedule and maintain required records and logs.  Completes forms correctly and legibly.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information with variety of staff.
  • SPC and/or First Article inspection training and certification (if appropriate).
  • Operate hand truck.

Physical Requirements

The following statements describe the physical abilities required to perform the essential job functions, although exceptions may be made to these requirements based on the principle of reasonable accommodation


  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to forty pounds on a daily basis.
  • Ability to walk and move about, stoop and bend, and climb (ascend and descend) ladders.
  • Ability to stand and operate equipment for up to twelve hours.
  • Ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and the manual dexterity to operate machines with precision.
  • Normal hearing in order to detect equipment and motor malfunctions.
  • Ability to pull, lift and transport gaskets to and from various locations with the assigned location.

Working Conditions

  • Works in areas that can be uncomfortable due to noise, odors, and temperature extremes.
  • Works regularly with machines where carelessness could result in cuts, bruises, burns or muscle pulls.  Serious injuries can be avoided if established safety precautions are followed.


We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago