Maintenance Manager

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Smyrna, TN, 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, Motorparts, 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.


We are looking for a Maintenance Manager. This role Plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with design, construction, modification and maintenance of facilities, equipment, machinery, and tooling by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.  This role reports to the Plant Manager at the site.


The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.



  • Provides direct supervision to maintenance personnel on three shifts.  Responsibilities include hiring, performance management, training, corrective action, recognition, and discipline/discharge.
  • Establishes standards and policies for installation, modification, testing, operating procedure, inspection and maintenance of equipment such as the fire loop, emergency generator, compressors, power distribution, HVAC, process water, argon system, plumbing, production equipment, fork truck fleet, grounds and general facilities.
  • Directs maintenance of plant buildings and coordinates requirements for new designs, surveys, and maintenance schedules for equipment and machinery.
  • Recommends capital expenditures; approve departmental expenses.  Negotiates vendor contracts.  Manages capital projects from planning through implementation.
  • Conducts annual updates of OSHA required training.  Ensures renewal of all required inspections and licenses pertaining to the facilities.
  • Responsible for implementation of plant-wide preventive maintenance program; ensures compliance.  Maintain data on equipment repairs and maintenance using data stream software.
  • Facilitate and participate in implementation of plant-wide initiatives including safety improvements, TPM, general housekeeping, 5S, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Review and approve work performed by outside contractors for the maintenance of facilities and equipment.  Ensures contractor compliance with all company policies.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations 



  • Bachelors Degree
  • 5 Years Progressive Experience in Maintenance
  • 2-3 Years Experience in Supervision
  • Experience with mechanical, hydraulic, and preventative systems
  • Execution of Preventative Maintenance programs experience
  • Ability to establish and improve CMMS systems.
  • Establish maintenance measurement metrics and conduct regular reviews with the staff on maintenance performance.



  • Experience developing preventative maintenance programs from start to finish
  • Ability to develop tracking measures for maintenance tech performance
  • Demonstrated experience with managing maintenance tech performance
  • Experience in process and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of inventory maintenance and development of critical parts list