Tenneco Production Manager in Ligonier, Indiana

Production Manager

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Job Description

Plans, directs, and coordinates all aspects of manufacturing processes in accordance with company objectives and operating budgets to satisfy safety, quality, cost, and delivery requirements.


  • Develops and maintains an effective organization through the selection, training, and motivation of all personnel.

  • Directs the cross functional, customer-focused team in the preparation and implementation of operating plans and strategies consistent with business objectives/plans.

  • Develops plans to use the facilities, equipment, and personnel to meet current and future manufacturing requirements including department budgets and guidelines, plant layout and improvements, and capital expenditure programs.

  • Evaluates, develops, and implements processes to improve manufacturing performance, structured know-how, and costs.

  • Manages the production reporting system for the specified area to ensure accurate information for inventory and manufacturing cost controls.

  • Utilizes business data to develop and execute systems and processes that meet and /or exceed plant goals for safety, quality, cost, production, and material control.

  • Directs compliance, for areas of responsibility, with ISO/TS16949, ISO-14001, and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with the customers, corporate support functions (sales, engineering, program management, purchasing) employees, and departments that support the manufacturing process.

  • Manages new product launches, continuous improvement projects, and changes in manufacturing methods by evaluating technological developments, investigating feasibility of new equipment and techniques, and providing dependable cost estimates.

  • Provides, implements, and administers timely quality assurance and engineering control functions to ensure product reliability and conformance to customer and federal specifications in the most effective and economical manner possible.

  • Manages the area with the appropriate communication of goals, performance feedback, correction active, and rewards and recognition to provide optimum employee relations.

  • Properly supports or participates in all EH&S activities programs, initiatives, and functions.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field

  • 5-7 years in manufacturing supervisory experience

  • Must be willing to manage team members as well as production supervisors

  • Ability to work off shifts and weekends, when necessary

  • Demonstrated Key Performance Indicator improvements


  • Automotive Experience, including welding and stamping

  • Experience to developing subordinates and prepare them for promotion or to take on additional diversified responsibilities

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills

  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Strongly Preferred

  • Experience with the use of SAP

Job Location

Ligonier, Indiana, United States

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