Assembly Operator

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: South Bend, IN, 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.


Tenneco has Excellent benefit options that starts upon date of hire, including a medical PPO and high deductible option, dental, vision (basic and enhanced option), life insurances, critical illness, pet insurance, life lock, and other benefit options. Also, there is a 401(k) with an enhanced contribution and matching program. Rate of pay for an Assembly Operator will start at $22.59 per hour and progresses to $23.59 an hour after 90 days. Plus, night premium is another $.50 for second and third shifts. Most positions will start either on 2nd or 3rd  (Monday through Friday) and the hours are 2:45 pm. to 11:15 p.m. or 10:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.


The Assembly Operator will be required to master all skills required to run, troubleshoot, and changeover all automated and semi-automated assembly machines.  This position will be counted upon to support, maintain, and enhance all assembly operations and systems with regard to uptime, quality, efficiency and performance. All positions are responsible for contributing to a safe work place and minimizing negative environmental impacts by complying with the EHS policies, procedures, and work instructions outlined in the training assessment for this position.



  • Run, troubleshoot and changeover any and all assembly machines.
  • Assembly functions also include labeling, dunnage management at the machine, part pack out, load and end-of-machine inspection, and the processing of all necessary documentation associated with traceability, product flow and verifications.
  • Involvement in day-to-day problem solving to ensure that all assembly processes meet customer and plant requirements for quality and delivery.
  • Once certified, may be assigned to train and support new operators.
  • Ensure smooth process flow by moving material at various stages through the assembly process through the use of a pallet truck or by hand.



  • Work safe, smart, and effectively.
  • Do your best.
  • Support teamwork and Respect fellow Team Members.
  • Continue learning.
  • Be on time.
  • Abide by our values (Integrity, One Team, Make Tomorrow Better, and Will to Win).
  • Demonstrate high standards of performance, integrity, and ethics.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Focus on quality.
  • Keep work areas clean and organized.
  • Take ownership, responsibility, and accountability for your actions.
  • Initiate continuous improvement.
  • Treat the business as if you own it.


We are looking for someone with experience with automated machinery (running, changing over, and trouble shooting machines). A Highschool diploma or GED is preferred. Tenneco values Integrity and Team participation in Making tomorrow better with a Will to win. It is reflected in everything that we do and we are looking for candidates that value those same things. If this seems like something you would be interested in, please apply today.  An attached resume will better your chances of being contacted.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift less than 2 pounds continuously when loading the assembly machine and 3-5 pounds continuously when unloading and packing-out.  This is approximately waist to chest level.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds on an occasional (approximately one third of the workday) basis, including moving empty parts baskets.
  • On a continuous basis (100% of the time) must be able to stand and/or walk.
  • On a frequent basis must be able to reach by extending hands and arms as well as handle by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or working with hands.
  • Must have good near visual acuity, as well as depth perception and the ability to differentiate a variety of colors. 



The following aptitudes are needed in at least a medium degree, ranging from slightly below to slightly above average as compared to the normal population:

  • Intelligence/general learning ability specifically oriented toward problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Form perception/ability to perceive pertinent detail in objects.
  • Finger dexterity/ability to move fingers and manipulate small objects rapidly or accurately.
  • Manual dexterity/ability to move the hands easily and skillfully in placing and turning motions.

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: South Bend