Tenneco Group Leader - Production Supervisor in Ligonier, Indiana

Group Leader - Production Supervisor

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Job Description


Oversees all manufacturing related activities for the designated work area in a manner that supports facility and company goals and objectives. Provides direct supervision of assigned hourly employees. Other responsibilities include Environmental/Health and Safety administration, Quality Systems, internal customer interface, preventative and daily maintenance, daily operations and positive employee relations.


  • Facilitate/supervise the efforts of hourly associates in the area of responsibility on designated shift.

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment for all employees by conducting weekly housekeeping audits and working towards the 5S goals.

  • Ensure compliance with the plant policies and procedures including requirements for ISO/TS16949 and ISO14001.

  • Work towards positive employee relations with the department.

  • Continuously improve safety; quality, and productivity through BOS brainstorming sessions.

  • Ensure production schedules are met to meet customer needs and maintaining appropriate paper work.

  • Manage and monitor the relationship of downtime, changeovers, and process improvements through BOS as it directly relates to quality, efficiency and scrap.

  • Utilize Lean principles and business processes at the cell, department and plant levels.

  • Work closely with production employees and Engineering and Quality to assure parts of specifications are in compliance.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree

  • 2 or more years of production management experience.

  • Must be willing to work an off-shift

  • Experience with leading groups of 25+ people

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in the automotive parts industry preferred.

  • Understanding of lean production & 5S.

  • Experience with driving KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and Visual Management

  • Familiar in the use of MS Office software.

  • Must possess knowledge to read, write, and perform basic math skills (includes basic algebra, fractions, geometry).

  • Must have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram forms.

  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot, make minor adjustments and/or perform preventive maintenance on metal bending, welding, forming, fabrication, and assembly equipment would be beneficial.

  • Experience in effective use of quality control gauges/equipment, inventory systems, blueprint interpretation, computer applications, and SPC charting where applicable.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence.

  • Experience leading groups of 50+

Job Location

Ligonier, Indiana, United States

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