Maintenance Technician
South Bend, IN 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Rate of pay for an experienced Maintenance Technician is $35.70 per hour. Plus night premium is another $.50 for second and third shifts. Most positions will start either on 2nd or 3rd (Monday through Friday) and the hours are 2:45 pm. to 11:15 p.m. or 10:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Maintenance Technicians install, maintain, and repair machinery, equipment, physical structures as well as pipe and electrical systems. This requires following specifications, blueprints, manuals, and schematic drawings. It also requires the use of hand tools to repair, as well as test machinery and equipment to inspect and ensure proper functioning of machines. This is an advanced position that involves considerable knowledge of the varied machines and equipment noted under the principal duties and responsibilities section. All positions are responsible for contributing to a safe work place and minimizing negative environmental impacts by complying with the EHS policies, procedures, and work instructions outlined in the training assessment for this position.


  • Maintains production equipment and machinery in all parts of the plant, ensuring that this equipment functions to specification. The repair of machine breakdowns occurs on a continuous basis. Have working knowledge of the equipment and processes.
  • Implements the Preventative Maintenance Program, which includes performing required scheduled maintenance on all machines, as well as following Manufactures suggested maintenance schedules. This occurs on a regular basis.
  • Maintenance of non-production and other facility equipment on an as needed basis.
  1. Compressors
  2. Shop repairs (Mechanical and Electrical)
  3. Online PLC troubleshooting and programming
  4. Computer literacy
  5. Basic Fabrication (Welding, Metal Work)
  6. Machining (Lathe & Milling operations/fabrication in Prototype)
  • Installs new equipment, performs safe Rigging and Moving equipment operation. Works on special projects as indicated by the Maintenance Manager.


  • Work safe, smart, and effectively.
  • Do your best.
  • Support teamwork and Respect fellow Team Members.
  • Continue learning.
  • Be on time.
  • Abide by our values (Integrity, One Team, Make Tomorrow Better, and Will to Win).
  • Demonstrate high standards of performance, integrity, and ethics.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Focus on quality.
  • Keep work areas clean and organized.
  • Take ownership, responsibility, and accountability for your actions.
  • Initiate continuous improvement.
  • Treat the business as if you own it.

We are looking for someone with Journeyman Maintenance status, or equivalent of approximately four to ten years prior experience as a Maintenance Technician. Additional numerical control or computerized numerical control machine experience is desirable along with hydraulic and pneumatic systems experience. A Highschool diploma or GED is preferred. Tenneco values Integrity and Team participation in Making tomorrow better with a Will to win. It is reflected in everything that we do and we are looking for candidates that value those same things. If this seems like something you would be interested in, please apply today. All applicants must apply online for this and other positions at . Please search for South Bend, IN. Also, an attached resume will better your chances of being contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/etc.


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 approximately 60 to 80 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently, and under 10 pounds continuously.
  • On a continuous basis (100% of the time) must be able to stand and walk.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding, and stairs on a frequent (up to 66% of the time) basis.
  • Must be able to maintain body equilibrium (balance) to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching on slippery or dirty surfaces.
  • Must be able to continuously stoop by bending from the waist.
  • Must be able to occasionally kneel (up to one-third of the time).
  • Must be able to occasionally crouch by bending the body downward and forward and bending the legs and spine.
  • Will rarely (less than 10% of the time) need to crawl by moving about on hands and knees.
  • Will need to continuously reach by extending the hands and arms in any direction.
  • Must be able to frequently reach, handle and finger.
  • Must have good near acuity (clarity of vision at 20" or less) as well as good depth perception (three-dimensional vision).


The following aptitudes are needed in at least a medium degree, ranging from slightly below to slightly above average as compared to the normal population:

  • Intelligence/general learning ability.
  • Verbal/ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.
  • Numerical/ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.
  • Motor coordination/ability to coordinate eyes, hands or fingers rapidly and accurately to make precise moments.
  • Finger dexterity/ability to move fingers and manipulate small objects with the fingers rapidly and/or accurately.

The higher degree of aptitude is needed, as would be found in the highest third (exclusive of the top 10%) of the population:

  • Clerical perception/ability to perceive pertinent detail in verbal or tabular material.
  • Eye-hand-foot coordination/ability to move hand and foot with each other in accordance with visual stimuli.
  • Color discrimination/ability to perceive similarities or differences in colors, shades, or contrasting combinations.

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
4 to 10 years
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