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Tenneco Set Up Operator in Ligonier, Indiana

Set Up Operator

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Job Description


Set up, trouble-shoot problems, change and adjust tooling and machines to meet blue print specifications, production and quality standards and to assure safe operations. Train other employees to operate machine correctly and safely.


  • Work without direct supervision but perform as a team member in order to respond to other employees and supervisor’s requests and assist other employees as needed.

  • Handle all materials and tools and have operating knowledge of all machines. Employee must be able to perform preventive maintenance, set up and make changes adjustments to tooling and machines plant- wide to assure the capability of meeting production and quality standards and operate safely.

  • Identify problems and apply effective problem – solving skills and mechanical ability to take corrective action.

  • Use Lean principles, Quick Change Technology, Total Productive Maintenance, Cell Design, and 5S as a tool to help our plant run more efficiently.

  • Employee must perform his/her job within acceptable safety, environmental, quality, productivity and performance standards as outlined in plant policies, handbooks and applicable work instructions.

  • Overtime as required/requested.

Required Skills

Required Experience


  • Knowledge and ability to operate all machines on all lines.

  • Ability to set up and adjust all tooling and functions of all machines to make changes and adjustments to meet specifications and quality standards of parts.

  • Mechanical and Electronic skills

  • Good math skills

  • Knowledge and application of SPC, visual quality inspection and ability to use and read calipers and gauges at all machines and work stations on each line

  • Ability to work on own without direction supervision but able to respond to directions and job assignments

  • Ability to communicate effectively to Machine Operators, Team Leaders, Production Leaders, Engineering Maintenance, Quality, etc.

  • Ability to trouble – shoot machine and tooling problems and take corrective action

  • Flexibility to work long hours or different work schedules and to respond problems, changes and job assignments

  • Ability to work in a team environment with other employees

  • Ability to read, write and understand work orders, technical documentation and diagrams, directions and safety regulations

Job Location

Ligonier, Indiana, United States

Position Type


We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.