Senior Engineer - Turbochargers

Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Skokie, IL, US Skokie, IL, US Skokie, IL, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full-year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide.  Through our four business groups, DRiV, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.


The DRiV business group is Tenneco’s aftermarket product solutions group, with a mission to deliver advancements that help people get the most out of every vehicle, every ride, every race, and every journey. DRiV strives to consistently deliver top tier results behind branded product solutions for our community and shareholders.  With more than 30 of the world’s most trusted brands, DRiV provides the parts and services to maintain optimum performance throughout the lifetime of your vehicle.


Our principle product brands, including 15 that are more than 100 years old, include Fel-Pro®, Monroe®, MOOG®, Wagner®, Walker®, National®, Garage Gurus®, Öhlins®,Clevite® Elastomers, Ferodo®, Champion®, JURID®, Nüral®,Payen®, Beck/Arnley®,Abex®, Rancho®, DynoMax®, and others.


We are looking for a seasoned engineer who has experience in engine turbochargers. They will be responsible for leading and executing strategic initiatives within the engine Turbochargers segment, ensuring the alignment of projects with the organization's long-term objectives. This role is pivotal in managing the development, testing, and implementation of advanced turbo technologies, promoting innovation, and enhancing the company’s capabilities in Engine Turbocharger market. The Technical Specialist will also play a crucial role in talent development, cross-functional collaboration, and upholding the highest standards of quality and efficiency.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development of the engine turbo segment within the organization, setting technical goals and objectives that align with the company’s vision and market demands for Turbochargers
  • Apply advanced knowledge of engineering principles, practices, and procedures to complete complex projects, with expertise in Turbocharger design, analysis and validation (Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, CFD, etc)
  • Basic knowledge of internal combustion engines, with previous exposure to automotive industry highly preferred (experience with major OEM or automotive parts supplier)
  • Knowledge of electronic control systems that regulate turbocharger performance, including sensors and actuators
  • Utilize skills in reverse engineering and turbo technology, demonstrating expert level proficiency in identifying tools and equipment required for high-quality turbo product development and related tasks (such as quality issue support)
  • Evaluate functional risk, develop and implement validation plans for turbochargers and related parts and materials, and engage directly in high-risk projects (DVP&R, DFMEA, PPAP experience required)
  • Oversee the development and management of the engineering budget for the Engine Turbochargers segment, ensuring optimal resource allocation across projects
  • Foster innovation and continuous improvement within the Turbochargers segment, encouraging the exploration of new technologies and methodologies
  • Cross-functional collaboration with internal sales team, product management, purchasing, marketing, and external suppliers/manufactures to ensure projects meet business, customer, and market needs, delivering high-quality, innovative solutions
  • Represent the Engine Turbochargers segment in leadership meetings, providing insights into capabilities, project statuses, and strategic directions
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards, managing risk and ensuring the highest levels of quality and safety in engineering practices
  • Travel as required (up to 50%)




  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering; Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • 3-5 years with direct experience in Engine Turbocharger segment




  • 401k
  • Full benefits from day 1!
  • Education reimburesment
  • Immigration sponsorship
  • Hybrid work environment


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