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Controls Tech

Company: Tenneco
Location: Lansing
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:


This position will lead new controls/plant automation projects, champion Best Methods teams and standardization processes. It will also provide support to all areas (Engineering - advanced, program, or development, Manufacturing, Commercial, Quality, etc.) where controls engineering expertise is required, including launch support and customer initiatives.


  • Contribute to and/or lead Advanced Engineering projects to develop new and/or improved processes and innovations to provide value for Tenneco.
  • Support Operations by troubleshooting, maintaining, and programming Plant Automation.
  • Fulfill EMSEC Technician role by championing and supporting Tenneco Machine Safety Standard policies and procedures
  • Complete TMSS machine risk assessments per the TMSS guidelines and templates.
  • Create software requirements documentation, contribute to software peer reviews, conduct software unit testing and participate in software validation requirements definition.
  • Attend training sessions, seminars, and conferences to expand job knowledge and skills and network with professional colleagues, suppliers, and customers.
  • Responsible for programming and designing PLC controls for new equipment.
  • Project Management on new automation projects.
  • Perform and lead new product analysis and predictive tools and evaluation techniques.
  • Develop and maintain requirements books and best practices library, yielding work instructions, design guidelines, process flows, and standardization techniques.
  • Data collection from Plant Automation
  • Ability to travel in support of job functions.
  • Overtime as required/requested.
    *This list may not be all-inclusive and may include other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Experience with Allen Bradley Logic PLC controls platforms a necessity.
  • Experience working with Motoman Robot software and programming.
  • Experience with controls hardware design a necessity.
  • Experience working in the automotive industry is beneficial.
  • HMI programming understanding of basic concepts, familiar with PanelView Plus and PanelView hardware. Ability to use RSView Studio and PanelBuilder software
  • DeviceNet and Allen Bradley Remote IO experience.
  • Ethernet networking experience
  • Understanding of vision systems. Ability to design, diagnose and troubleshoot vision applications.
  • Self-motivated with good written and verbal communication skills.

    • Four-year undergraduate degree. BS in Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering preferred or equivalent work experience
    • 3-5 years' experience designing and programming industrial control systems
    • Strong electrical/mechanical/programming troubleshooting skills

      • This job is performed in all areas of building facility including offices and production plant floor on all equipment and machines
      • Varying temperatures (cold to hot)
      • Infrequent exposure to outside weather environment
      • Fast - paced work environment
      • Small, confined space around some machines/equipment
      • Wet, slippery floors in some areas

        • Ability to lift up to 50 - 100 lbs.
        • Extensive standing, walking, climbing, stooping, bending over, reaching, twisting, arm wrist and hand motion,
        • Manual dexterity

          Nearest Major Market: Lansing

Keywords: Tenneco, Lansing , Controls Tech, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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