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 Engineering Manager to join our team in Monroe, MI. This position is responsible for leading the Global Materials Engineering team. This team provides technical expertise to the DRIV™ manufacturing and engineering facilities in all areas of material science utilized in suspension damping systems. This includes the areas of metallurgy (ferrous and aluminum alloys), paints, oils, greases, polymers, and elastomers. This position will interface with engineering, business units, manufacturing, purchasing, and quality and is considered the voice of the materials team as the global expert. This role supports product launches, cost reduction programs, failure analysis, manufacturing operations, and engineering center through interpretation of industry and customer standards and specifications and creation of internal specifications. In addition, this position will require the management of a global team of materials engineers and laboratory technicians. This Engineering Manager will report directly to Global Core Engineering Director 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.
Lead engineering efforts to collect, summarize, and communicate test data to business units, product engineering, quality, manufacturing operations, and/or direct OE customers
Drive identified corrective actions to DFMEA’s, PFMEA’s, and design guidelines to prevent future occurrences
Provide engineering support to manufacturing operations for day-to-day analyses and dedicated projects
Assist in the maintenance of the warranty group’s IATF16949 and ISO9001 certifications and related procedures
Oversee compliance to DRIV™, industry, and Regulatory materials requirements such as IDMS, REACH, Conflict Minerals, etc.
Specify and maintain materials equipment, Metrology Lab, and facilities
Support and adhere to DRiV™ EH&S policies and procedures
Develop and manage department annual budget within business guidelines
Supervisory responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree in Material Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of material sciences / engineering, failure analysis, or automotive activities
Experience in a laboratory setting
Six Sigma Greenbelt or Black Belt certification preferred
Self-directed and motivated with good written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively prepare and deliver technical reports and presentations.
Ability to lead and function in a dynamic team environment, while effectively communicating across various levels of the organization.
Solid program/project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel.
Mechanical aptitude for test equipment and measurement operations
Proven track record of root cause analysis
Excellent computer proficiency especially in Microsoft Office products including – Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Ability to travel to suppliers, plants and customer locations to support development requirements (20% estimate). International travel may be required.