Tenneco Machine Operator in Marshall, Michigan

Machine Operator

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Job Description

*DIRECT HIRE POSITION w/Benefits HOURLY WAGE starting at $14.17 per hour


Operate machines completing one or more processes toward the manufacturing of exhaust assemblies and components. Perform as an active team member in supporting and performing all the tasks within a cell group. Positions are available on 2nd and 3rd shift only. Heavy overtime, 4 hours before or after your shift and Saturdays and Sundays.


  • Perform as a team member of a cellular operating group, which requires the ability to learn, perform preventative maintenance. Set-up and operate machines and to be able to rotate to all workstations within each cell.

  • Employee must be able to handle materials and tools, operate machines, assemble and inspect all product of varying shape, sizes and weights.

  • Employee must perform the above within acceptable quality, quantity, performance and safety standards.

  • Perform safety checks and preventative maintenance on each machine to assure machines are in safe working condition and complete daily safety check-off lists.

  • Maintain station control of operations, which includes machine parts to specification, inspect parts to assure the quality standards are met, identify production and quality problems and assist Team Leader with problem correction.

  • Employee must perform his/her job within acceptable safety, environmental, quality, productivity and performance standards as outlined in plant policies, handbooks and applicable work instructions.

  • Overtime as required/requested.


  • Follow machine repair procedures if breakdown occurs. Complete basic repairs and adjustments of minor problems. Report all machine problems to Team Leader an/or Maintenance.

  • Perform SPC, visual and gauge inspection, and complete charts and required forms.

  • Clean the machine and surrounding work area.

  • Operate machines as assigned to assist co-workers at other workstations as needed.

  • Perform or assist in part changeovers.

  • Assist in 5S advancement

Required Experience


  • Extensive standing, walking, upper body twisting, arm and hand motion, some foot motion

  • Manual dexterity

  • Manual movement of product throughout machining process (20 lbs.)

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs required

  • Good visual ability

  • Frequent skin exposure to chemical-based fluids such as coolant, drawing compound, lubricating oils, etc.

  • Required Skills:

  • Employee must have high school diploma or GED.

  • Ability to read and understand work orders, machine manuals, directions, charts and safety regulations.

  • Mechanical aptitude to operate machines and the ability to perform basic preventative maintenance and minor repairs

  • Basic math skills

  • Ability to follow directions and flexibility to respond to problems and changes in job assignments.

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Ability to learn and perform all jobs in assigned Cell group and rotates to each workstation as needed.

Job Location

Marshall, Michigan, United States

Position Type


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