Single Stroke Press - 1st shift

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, 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.

General Summary

Knowledge and skills beyond that of an Operator through work on manufacturing equipment, machinery or information systems. Responsible for troubleshooting equipment malfunctions. Complete work that meets production and quality standards. Notify the Operations Supervisor of any occurrences that negatively impact production. This Team Member typically has acquired the general knowledge and skills of the Operator. Adhere to safety, health, and environmental guidelines.


Reporting Relationships:

  • Job Reports to (Please List Job Title):

Operations Supervisor

  • Job Titles and Number of Employees by Job Title Reporting to this Job:

No direct reports


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Duty

Essential Duty? (Yes/No)

  1. Perform duties in the assigned work area, which include machine and specialized equipment operations, mill operations, shipping and receiving, materials handling, warehouse and dock, quality, laser cutting, mold cleaning, high rise/turret truck and others.


  1. Set Up, Operate or shut down equipment and run computer programs needed to complete and document work assignments.


  1. Follow safety procedures and DRIV’s safety policy at all times. Notify the Operations Supervisor of unsafe or hazardous working conditions immediately.


  1. Follow Quality Management System requirements as outlined for the job. Suggests ways for continual improvement for the work unit assigned and to ways to improve efficiencies between work units.


  1. Perform visual, and functional inspection according to engineering drawings/specifications and general quality Inspection.


  1. Certified or has the ability to be certified to complete 1st article checks.


  1. Precisely follow written instructions as outlined on press cards, standard work, or work instructions.


  1. 5S Housekeeping and work area cleaning tasks


  1. Resolve minor issues that hinder or slow the progress in the work area.


  1. Other tasks and assignments consistent with knowledge and training.




Job Requirements:



Successful completion of high school highly preferred but not required.


Experience and Skill Requirements:


Typical Experience



One to Two Years

  • Proficient with tools, programs and equipment needed to perform job duties.
  • Work assignments are fairly routine and work is closely supervised.



Two to Four Years

Associate Skills plus:

  • Set-up machines and systems used to complete work.
  • Troubleshoot equipment.
  • Complete quality inspections
  • Works under general supervision.



Four Years or More

Associate and Core Skills plus:

  • Assist others when complex issues arise in area of expertise.
  • Able to program machines and equipment and has the skills to work in various areas of the manufacturing facility.
  • Works independently to complete assignments.
  • Might interface with Engineering and Quality Technicians to resolve issues or handle special projects/requests.


Physical Requirements:

The below requirements are for all job titles within this family, but may differ between each individual position:


  • Climb/Balance: Regularly required.
  • Stooping: Regularly required.
  • Kneeling: Regularly required.
  • Crouch/Crawl: Regularly required.
  • Bending: Regularly required.
  • Standing: Regularly required.
  • Handle Materials: Regularly required.
  • Manipulate Objects: Regularly required.
  • Vision: Ability to see objects up close or at a distance, in color, adjust focus, and use peripheral vision regularly.
  • Lifting: continuously lifting objects weighing 5lb – 20lb, frequently lifting objects 20lb – 40lb, and occasionally or seldom lifting objects 40lb – 75lb.


The preceding job description is intended to provide general guidelines and parameters for the job and is not intended to be a comprehensive, detailed description of the job.  The manager and the employee should mutually establish detailed job expectations. Additional information for DRIV Power Producer by work area follows.



Addendum: Specifics for Area Worked


Automatic Press Operator (Single Stroke)

  • Set-up and operate automatic punch press machine.
  • Change coil material.
  • Remove and Install tools.
  • Drive fork-lift truck.
  • Use conveyor and catcher depending on size of part.
  • Recycle and Identify material.

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