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DC Mechanic Apprentice - 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.

Work in the Maintenance or Tooling departments as an apprentice. Apprenticeship includes 4 years of evening school and 4 years of on-the-job training for maintenance apprenticeships, or 3 years of evening school and 5 years of on-the-job training for tooling apprenticeships. The apprentice will be assigned a variety of tasks to develop the skill set required to become a journey worker in their chosen craft such as m aintaining efficient and safe operations of all equipment, machinery and building facilities to support the DRIV manufacturing plant, or ensures manufactured parts are within compliance 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 and assigned mentor
    • 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)
    • Through formal education and on-the-job training, acquire the skills required to perform essential tasks in a skilled trade. This includes the areas of CNC, Tool & Die, Mechanical or Electrical maintenance.
    • Participate in coursework related to their apprenticeship. Must maintain a 'C' average at minimum in their related coursework. Satisfactorily complete coursework and follow established attendance guidelines of Tenneco and the related instruction institution.
    • Develop and practice safe work habits and work in such a manner as to assure their personal safety and that of their fellow team members.
    • Promptly report safety or quality problems and shut down the equipment or operational area if unable to resolve.
    • Identify process and equipment inefficiencies and suggest improvements.
    • Other tasks and assignments that are consistent with knowledge and training.

      Job Requirements :


      Successful completion of high school or equivalency program required.

      Skill Requirements:

      All applicants must pass the required math and reading test and aptitude test (mechanical or spatial).

      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: Occasionally required.
      • Crouch/Crawl: Occasionally 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 - 40lb, frequently lifting objects 40lb - 60lb, occasionally lifting objects weighing up to 100lb.

        The preceding job description is intended to provide general guidelines and parameters for the job and is not intended to be a comprehensive, detailed description of the job. The manager and the employee should mutually establish detailed job expectations. Additional development and training for DRIV Technician Apprentice by area follows.

        Addendum: Specifics for Area Training In

        Apprentice Electrician (8,000 hours)
        • Electrical measuring instruments
        • Transformers, storage masteries
        • Rebuild and repair electrical equipment
        • General electrical building maintenance
        • General machine and equipment maintenance related to electrical work
        • Electronic equipment and controls

          Apprentice Machinist (8,000 hours)
          • Tool crib practices and procedures
          • Basic measuring tools and hand tools
          • Operation of tool room manual machines such as:
            • Lathe
            • Drill
            • Surface grinders
            • Change wheels
            • Mills
            • Horizontal/vertical band saws
            • ID/OD grinder
            • Safe practices, procedures, set up, operation and programming for CNC machining and wire EDM

              Apprentice Mechanic (8,000 hours)
              • Construction, operation, set up, care and maintenance, and safety of machine shop equipment to include:
                • Drill Press
                • Lathe
                • Milling Machine
                • Grinders
                • Rigging and climbing procedures related to maintenance duties
                • General building maintenance
                • Production machinery repair
                • Bench and floor tasks.

                  Apprentice Tool & Die Maker (10,000 hours)
                  • Die crib duties and procedures
                  • All aspects of die changeover procedures and tasks
                  • Proper use of all precision measuring and hand tools relevant to tool and die making
                  • Usage and proper storage of steel and the various types (carbon, tool, aluminum)
                  • PM procedures and documentation for tooling
                  • Machine shop tool usage including:
                    • Lathe
                    • Drill press
                    • Sm., Md., and Lg. surface grinders
                    • Mills
                    • Profile grinder
                    • ID/OD grinder
                    • Basics of manufacturing N/C components
                    • Types of dies and parts nomenclature
                    • Die revisions
                    • Repairing dies of all types
                    • New die builds
                    • Production cell procedures
                      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

Keywords: Tenneco, Skokie , DC Mechanic Apprentice - 1st shift, Professions , Skokie, Illinois

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