Operations Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Date: Mar 29, 2023

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.


The Operations Supervisor - 2nd Shift (3pm-11pm - Monday-Friday) oversees all aspects of day-to-day production, manufacturing, and distribution personnel activities, leads team meetings, and facilitates continuous improvements in the process with emphasis on quality, reduction of cost and waste. Responsible for ensuring the production of a quality product and meeting production/customer specifications while achieving plant productivity objectives.


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.


  • Ability to identify and correct unsafe situations and/or behaviors and model safety in all you do.
  • Report, evaluate, and when necessary investigate all work-related accidents by identifying the factors contributing to the accident and implement corrective action.
  • A team player possessing excellent communication skills and having the ability to plan, prioritize and organize work effectively.
  • Able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Assess situations, make judgements, analyze problems (not just symptoms), make logical decisions and carry out the decision made.
  • Work as a team with other supervisors to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Thoroughly communicate all needed information with the other shifts.
  • Work with management, maintenance, quality, and engineering to solve production challenges.
  • Enforce company polices and rules.
  • Ensure safe working conditions and rectify any issues.
  • Responsible for the training, motivation, discipline, and measuring of employees’ performance as necessary to complete written evaluations of full-time, direct reports under the guidance of the Value Stream Manager.
  • Supervise overall operations by planning, prioritizing, organizing, and delegating work effectively.
  • Troubleshoot production and prep lines and coach line operators.
  • Ensure general operating procedures and guidelines are followed in production by all personnel.
  • Participate as required in continuous improvement teams and provide leadership and support to teams in their efforts to meet and exceed targeted capital costs.
  • Employ the principles of lean manufacturing for elimination of waste and optimization of labor efficiencies.
  • Correct improper and unsafe work activities to minimize risk
  • Ensure safety documents for direct reports are up-to-date and easy to understand


Desirable Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Engineering, Business, Management) preferred. High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of supervisory or leadership experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Strong decision-making skills and proven ability to prioritize department needs.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills with the ability to communicate effectively across departments
  • Extensive knowledge of Warehouse and Inventory Management
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Experience with Kronos “Time Keeping and Attendance” is a plus.
  • Intermediate knowledge of SAP preferred



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