Controls Engineer
Marshall, MI 
Posted 15 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.

This position will lead new controls/plant automation projects, champion Best Methods teams and standardization processes. It will also provide support to all areas (Engineering - advanced, program, or development, Manufacturing, Commercial, Quality, etc.) where controls engineering expertise is required, including launch support and customer initiatives.


  1. Ability to lead/supervise/train skilled technicians across multiple shifts and function in team environment.
  2. Support Operations by troubleshooting, maintaining, and programming all plant equipment.
  3. Fulfill EMSEC Technician role by championing and supporting Tenneco Machine Safety Standard policies and procedures
  4. Complete TMSS machine risk assessments per the TMSS guidelines and templates
  5. Responsible for programming and designing PLC controls for new equipment.
  6. Project Management on new automation projects.
  7. Data collection from Plant Automation
  8. Ability to travel in support of job functions.
  9. Overtime as required/requested.

*This list may not be all-inclusive and may include other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Experience with Allen Bradley Logic PLC controls platforms a necessity, Siemens and Mitsubishi a plus.
  • Experience working with Fanuc, Motoman, and Kuka software and programming.
  • Experience with controls hardware design a necessity.
  • Experience working in the automotive industry is beneficial.
  • HMI programming understanding of basic concepts, familiar with PanelView Plus and PanelView hardware. Ability to use RSView Studio and PanelBuilder software
  • DeviceNet and Allen Bradley Remote IO experience.
  • Ethernet networking experience
  • Understanding of vision systems. Ability to design, diagnose and troubleshoot vision applications.
  • Self motivated with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Heightened organizational skills
  • Ability to use CAD software for electrical print creation / maintenance.


  • BSEE or BSME preferred
  • 3-5 years' experience designing and programming industrial control systems
  • Strong electrical/mechanical/programming troubleshooting skills


  • This job is performed in all areas of building facility including offices and production plant floor on all equipment and machines
  • Varying temperatures ( cold to hot )
  • Infrequent exposure to outside weather environment
  • Fast - paced work environment
  • Small, confined space around some machines / equipment
  • Wet, slippery floors in some areas


  • Ability to lift up to 50 - 100 lbs.
  • Extensive standing, walking, climbing, stooping, bending over, reaching, twisting, arm wrist and hand motion,
  • Manual dexterity
  • Good visual ability

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 to 5 years
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