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Tenneco/Federal Mogul Motorparts Assembly Process Technician in South Bend, Indiana

Assembly Process Technician

  • Tracking Code: 185594

  • Job Location: South Bend, IN

  • Country: United States

Job Description

This position enhances production operations by supporting and ensuring continuous improvement of Assembly machines and systems. This includes, but is not limited to, systems performance in areas such as uptime, reliability, and quality. This position reports to the Production Supervisor, and works with the engineers across all Finishing, Assembly, Material Handling, Vision, and other Shift disciplines. This position is responsible for contributing to a safe work place and minimizing negative environmental impacts by complying with the EHS policies, procedures, work instructions outlined in the EHSMS Training Assessment for this position.


  • Provide technical knowledge and support existing assembly systems. This technical knowledge includes but is not limited to vision, inkjet, gauging, reaction plans, and troubleshooting on all and future processes.

  • Manage Tooling for the Assembly areas.

  • Keep abreast of the daily functions of the process in order to protect the customer against non-conforming products and advancing the cost-effective improvement of the process.


  • Assist engineering in maintaining of processes and machines, including trial runs and PPAPs.

  • Assist engineering in the improvement and stream lining of existing processes and machines.

  • Track and monitor current processes and systems for effectiveness and throughput and work with operators, engineering and maintenance to improve overall uptime and quality by aggressively attacking issues that contribute to downtime and scrap.

  • Support the continuous training of shop floor personnel in newly established OJT standard procedures for the purpose of obtaining operating efficiencies and cost reductions.

  • Support all Assembly department 5S other Lean initiatives.

  • Ensures compliance with all EHSMS policies and procedures.

  • Instructs on safe work practices and promotes safety consciousness while practicing safety procedures, enforcing policy regarding safety and making recommendations when needed.

  • Sees that company policies and programs are effectively made known; cooperates and assists in the development of effective communications.

  • Promotes a positive employer-employee relation.

  • Maintains inter-departmental relationships of such a caliber as to promote confidence, integrity and cooperation.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to maneuver around plant machinery, work near moving mechanical parts and work in an environment with varying temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Each employee has the authority to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of non-conformities relating to the product, process and quality system and has the authority to stop further work on non-conforming suspect product until the deficiency or conditions have been corrected.

  • All employees will abide by their location’s EH&S policy endorsed by the local management, comply with the legal and other requirements and operational controls established under its EHSMS, work toward achieving established objectives and targets, and conform to procedures consistent with the ISO 14001 standard. All employees will also understand all of the environmental aspects of his/her job. An employee should report, and if necessary stop, any activity that does not conform to the policy or may injure himself/herself.

  • Capable of providing support as requested by supervisor.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

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, push, and/or pull up to 60 pounds occasionally.

  • On a continuous basis (100% of the time) must be able to stand and/or walk.

  • On a frequent basis must be able to stoop, or bend (up to one-half of the work day).

  • On a frequent basis must be able to crouch downward and forward by bending legs and spine.

  • 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.

  • Depth perception, or three-dimensional vision, is also needed on a frequent basis.

  • Necessary on an occasional basis (up to one-third of the work period) is the ability to kneel by bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees.

  • Fingering by picking, pinching, or otherwise working with the fingers rather than the whole hand or arm is also needed on an occasional basis.

  • Near acuity (clarity of vision at 20” or less) is needed on an occasional basis as well.

  • Must be able to make occasional trips to manufacturing sites and customers by air and by automobile. Duration from one to four days.

  • Able to be on call 24/7 for customer and manufacturing sites.

  • Able and willing to work around fuel mixtures, moving parts, and electrical power

Required Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED

  • Three year’s manufacturing experience and two years in the Assembly department or industrial equivalent preferred.

  • Ability to teach others and work well with his or her peers.

  • Able to mentally visualize and comprehend all aspects of assembly processes and associated support systems and be attentive to detail.

  • Ability to effectively facilitate the training of Operators in the Assembly area

  • Able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate with all levels of management, especially operators.

  • Willing to work with night shifts as necessary to develop the necessary levels of common skill sets and procedural know-how.

  • Have a general knowledge of OEE and committed to drive output in the area.

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