- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Project / Program Management
- Microsoft Office
- Communication Skills
Tenneco, Inc. has recently acquired Federal Mogul. The strategic combination of Tenneco’s Ride Performance business with Federal-Mogul’s Motorparts business will establish a global aftermarket leader with an impressive portfolio of some of the strongest brands in the aftermarket including Monroe®, Walker®, Wagner®, Champion®, Fel-Pro® and MOOG®. The company’s broader aftermarket product coverage, stronger distribution channels, and enhanced channel development will strengthen its position in established and high growth markets (China and India), and drive success through new mobility models and capturing evolving e-commerce opportunities.
We are looking for an experienced Materials Engineer to join our team in Monroe, MI. This position is responsible for providing technical support to the DRIV™ manufacturing and engineering facilities in the area of polymers and elastomers. This position is to interface with engineering, business units, manufacturing and quality. Activities will include developing, specifying and testing of paints, oils, and greases. This role supports product launches, cost reduction programs, manufacturing operations, and engineering center through interpretation of industry and customer standards and specifications. In addition, this position will require reviewing and directing the technical activities of junior staff members. This Materials Engineer will report directly to the Engineering Manager and will be a valued member of the manufacturing team where we strive to promote from within wherever possible; therefore, opportunities for advancement are strong.
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.
Set-up tests and evaluations in the Materials Engineering Laboratory
Collect, summarize and communicate test data to business units, product engineering, process engineering, Quality and plant operations
Support development of automotive components including oil seals, bumpers, bushings, and plastic / composite structural components
Interpret composite, polymer, and elastomer material and test specifications
Perform material compatibility evaluations and recommendations
Coordinate material evaluations through external labs for tests including rhinometry, DSC,TGA, FTIR, spectrometry, particle size analysis.
Write polymer and elastomer material specifications
Work with vendors to specific polymers and elastomers that meet vehicle damper application requirements
Assist in the maintenance of Materials Engineering Laboratory’s TS16949 and ISO 14001 certification and related procedures
Maintain Materials Engineering Laboratory equipment and facilities
Support and adhere to Tenneco EH&S policies and procedures
Perform tasks as instructed by Materials Engineering Management
Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering or related field.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of chemistry / chemical engineering
Self-directed and motivated with good written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively prepare and deliver technical reports and presentations.
Complete understanding of polymer / elastomer theory, practice and application.
Excellent lab skills, techniques and aptitude for test equipment and measurement operations
Solid program/project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel.
Excellent computer proficiency especially in Microsoft Office products including – Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.