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Tenneco/Federal Mogul Motorparts Cold Forming Manufacturing Engineer in BURLINGTON, Iowa

Cold Forming Manufacturing Engineer

  • Tracking Code: 183989

  • Job Location: BURLINGTON, IA

  • Country: United States

Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.

The Cold Forming Manufacturing Engineer position will be responsible for applying engineering principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve manufacturing processes and products. The team member is responsible for developing/training the workforce, developing cold forming tooling, leading tool trials and PPAP’s, troubleshooting equipment as well as monitoring the upkeep of the cold forming equipment, developing assisting with design problems in connection with tools, gauges, and equipment designed for use in cold form extrusion using National equipment. Working on scrap reduction projects and utilizing a strong tooling background to assist in improving operations is essential. Previous experience in a Lean Manufacturing Environment and work with cold-forming extrusion process is key to success in this position. Must have a working knowledge and skills in MS Office applications and computer aided drafting applications.

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.

Required Skills


  • Trains team members in the full setup and operates multi station cold forming machine to produce metal parts from a variety of metals and alloys on existing products.

  • Designs tooling using automated computer systems

  • Redesign problematic tooling within the manufacturing floor in conjunction with Engineering team.

  • Inspects tooling and setup of machines.

  • Leads cold forming PPAP /New Development parts for smooth launch

  • Assigns machine as well as backup machines for all parts, Determine the machines, equipment and tools, and the sequence of operations necessary to perform production and assembly operations.

  • Works closely with other departments including manufacturing, sales, marketing, quality control and other engineering departments.

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives and support sustainment efforts of new/improved processes; Contributes to cost savings plans set up by corporate initiatives.

  • Recommend the design of production machines and other plant equipment while creating and implementing PM schedules for those machines.

  • Create and maintain documentation pertaining to new and existing procedures including but not limited to control plans, APQP, PFMEA, and work instructions.

  • Lead OEE/OAE improvement projects to both increase production outputs and increase manpower efficiency.

  • Implementation of new and modified Engineering Change Notices while updating and maintain them for each area.

  • Assist vendors with the design problems in connection with tools, gauges, and equipment designed to use in manufacturing.

  • Implementation of capital projects to include development of Appropriation Requests, selection of vendor, and purchase of machinery & equipment, and implementation time tables.

  • Optimization of equipment layout, sequence of operations, deployment of lean manufacturing techniques, and shop floor simulation.

  • Provide Lean Manufacturing support including but not limited to leading Kaizen events, implementing SMED, 5S improvements, and helping to develop error proofing methods on automated manufacturing and assembly equipment.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering or Manufacturing Technology is preferred.


  • 3-5 years’ experience manufacturing engineering experience and/or specialized training is preferred.

  • Equipment design and development experience preferred.

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.