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Silicone Mill Operator - 1st Shift

Company: Tenneco
Location: Skokie
Posted on: November 19, 2023

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.

General Summary

Assist in the finishing, assembly and packaging of products. Operate manufacturing equipment to produce component parts. Set up equipment as necessary. Might make minor adjustments to equipment in order to maintain production and quality standards. Notify the Operations Supervisor of any occurrences that negatively impact production . Adhere to safety, health, and environmental guidelines.

Reporting Relationships :

  • Job Reports to (Please List Job Title):
    Operations Supervisor
    • Job Titles and Number of Employees by Job Title Reporting to this Job:
      No direct reports

      Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

      Primary Duty

      Essential Duty? (Yes/No)
    • Set up and operate equipment to assist in the assembly of products. This includes trimming, welding, cutting, coating, heating, counting and packaging.
    • Check equipment and tool settings against specifications before operation, making adjustments when necessary.
    • Document work completed using the appropriate procedures.
    • Monitor inventory and alert Operations Supervisor when supplies are running low.
    • Follow safety procedures and DRIV's safety policy at all times. Notify the Operations Supervisor of unsafe or hazardous working conditions immediately.
    • Manufacture, pick, and inspect products for compliance against acceptance criteria.
    • Report issues or problems with production, quality, and safety to immediate supervisor or Coach
    • 5S Housekeeping and work area cleaning tasks
    • Precisely follow instructions as outlined on the press card, standard work or work instructions.
    • Other tasks and assignments consistent with knowledge and training.

      Job Requirements :


      Successful completion of high school highly preferred but not required.

      Experience and Skill Requirements:


      Typical Experience



      Entry to One Year
      • Ability to read, write and run simple mathematic calculations.
      • Manual dexterity.
      • Ability to use computer and basic keyboarding.
      • Ability to communicate clearly with coworkers.
        Proficient with tools and equipment needed to perform job duties.


        One to Three Years

        Associate Skills plus:
        • Work involves complex tools and equipment or intricate assembly processes.
        • Ability to work with very precise requirements and measurements.

          Three or More Years

          Associate and Core Skills plus:
          • Inspect parts and identify those having quality issues.
          • Assist in resolving production problems in the work unit.

            Physical Requirements:

            The below requirements are for all job titles within this family, but may differ between each individual position:

            • Climb/Balance: Frequently required.
            • Stooping: Regularly required.
            • Kneeling: Regularly required.
            • Crouch/Crawl: Regularly required.
            • Bending: Regularly required.
            • Standing: Regularly required.
            • Handle Materials: Regularly required.
            • Manipulate Objects: Regularly required.
            • Vision: Ability to see objects up close or at a distance, in color, adjust focus, and use peripheral vision Regularly.
            • Lifting: Continuously lifting objects weighing 5lb - 20lb, frequently lifting objects weighing 20lb - 30lb, occasionally lifting objects 30lb - 50lb.

              Addendum: Specifics for Area Worked

              Silicone Mill Operator
              • Identify and know rubber ingredients by name and 4M#.
              • Utilize a scale/ barcode system for ingredient compounding operation.
              • Employ proper handling and storage methods for silicone ingredients.
              • Safely mix silicone on a 2 roll, 60" mill following predetermined recipes and procedures.
              • Perform visual inspection of the mixing process to ensure product quality.
              • Wrap the silicone 'pigs' in the appropriate color-coded plastic for storage.
              • Test silicone quality on a moving die rheometer (MDR); flag questionable to failing batches for lab review.
              • Complete daily production into Oracle.
              • 5S the silicone compounding and mixing areas.
              • Schedule silicone mixing requirements based upon production consumption or external requests.
                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.

                Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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