Reliability Engineer
Kettering, OH 
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Job Description

Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers serving the light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and aftermarket industries. Our colleagues throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race, and every journey. With our product portfolio, dedication to quality, global reach, entrepreneurial setting and competitive strength, we're at a great place to build a lasting career.

We are looking for a Reliability Engineer. This person is responsible for improvements to production equipment and maintenance systems to increase reliability of the overall manufacturing processes. Work is of a technical nature and may involve engineering skills, as well as, data interpretation to identify opportunities for improvement. Provides technical support to engineering, production, and a group of multi-function skilled trade employees (mechanical and electrical) in an area of work which, involves the repair, maintenance and improvement of manufacturing process equipment.

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 pre-task planning, technical expertise, guidance and leadership for multi-craft, maintenance technicians (Electricians and Mechanics) to troubleshoot & repair equipment.
  • Adheres to and reinforces safe working practices.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses difficult, infrequent problems with process equipment.
  • Performs equipment failure root cause analysis.
  • Performs predictive assessments and problem diagnosis of process equipment.
  • Ensures a common approach to solving machinery and / or process problems, through the development of Best practices.
  • Provides technical training to production and maintenance team members to improve skill levels within the teams.
  • Understands and supports electrical machine control systems, including robots and vision system.
  • Troubleshoots Electrical / Pneumatics / Hydraulic / Mechanical issues.
  • Follows-up with vendors and contractors on maintenance issues.
  • Works with Throughput Improvement Teams for engineering solutions.
  • Implements and supports continuous improvement projects.
  • Flexible work schedule as required to support production needs.
  • Weekend work and overtime as required to support production and maintenance requirements.
  • Creates standardized work for maintenance tasks.
  • Reviews and improves maintenance procedures, PM tasks, and opportunistic maintenance activitities.
  • Identifies and prioritizes spare parts needs.
  • Maintains equipment documentation and drawing library.
  • Procures emergency repair and project related machine parts.
  • Prepares technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Effectively utilizes computerized maintenance management systems (SAP PM).
  • Uses predictive technologies to drive uptime and improve the maintenance system and tracks improvement in MTTR, and MTBF and OEE.
  • Drives institutionalization of maintenance systems using the Tenneco Business System (TBS).
  • Maintains open lines of communication with plant leadership regarding status of equipment downtime, repair, and project related activities.

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Engineering Degree or equivalent training / experience.


  • 3+ years of experience in maintenance management / supervision or process engineering.
  • Working knowledge of CMMS Systems - SAP preferred.
  • Relevant training / certifications / licenses.
  • Familiarity with PFMEA & Control plans.
  • Ability to read and interpret machine and part prints (GD&T).
  • Knowledge of operation, programming, and maintenance of industrial manufacturing control systems.
  • MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Project, Access). Working knowledge and understanding of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Project, Access).
  • Familiar with CAD programs.
  • Working knowledge of heavy industrial or manufacturing plant processes.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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