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Continuous Improvement Leader - Assembly

Tenneco Inc.

Continuous Improvement Leader - Assembly

Dayton, OH
+2 locations
Columbus, OH
Kettering, OH
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Tenneco has recently acquired Federal-Mogul. The strategic combination of Tenneco’s Ride Performance business with Federal-Mogul’s Motorparts business will establish a global aftermarket leader with an impressive portfolio of some of the strongest brands in the aftermarket including Monroe®, Walker®, Wagner®, Champion®, Fel-Pro® and MOOG®. The company’s broader aftermarket product coverage, stronger distribution channels, and enhanced channel development will strengthen its position in established and high growth markets (China and India), and drive success through new mobility models and capturing evolving e-commerce opportunities.

    We are looking for an experienced Continuous Improvement Leader to join our Kettering, OH manufacturing facility. This person will drive the execution of the site’s continuous improvement initiatives designed to eliminate non-value added activities while improving operational excellence. The person in this role will assist in the identification and proliferation of manufacturing best practices and will be responsible for the support of an operational excellence culture throughout all plant operations with emphasis on sustainable development. This person will report to the Continuous Improvement Manager and will become a valued member of our manufacturing team therefore, opportunities for advancement are strong.

    The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our hiring manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.


    • Drive the development and implementation of Continuous Improvement projects consistent with and in support of the strategic plan and business operating plan.
    • Assist in designing new procedures and methods for operational processes.
    • By utilizing projects charters with deliverables, will work with site leaders to identify, modify, and sustain desired changes including reducing waste and improving inefficiencies.
    • Mentor employees to realize benefits from all continuous improvement initiatives and act as a change agent to the site/organization.
    • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and prioritize improvement opportunities with the management team.
    • Lead projects and initiatives from idea generation to strategic execution. Provide strategic insight and evaluation of the organizations progression.
    • Act as a mentor for the Continuous Improvement leadership, supervisory staff and front line personnel.
    • Participate in developing and influencing strategy, planning, and execution depending on project or initiative needs.

    Required Skills Required Experience

    EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree


    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in operations.
    • Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification required.
    • Experience guiding team progress for continuous improvement projects/programs.
    • Experience designing, implementing and leading continuous improvement projects/programs.
    • Must have thorough understanding of cycle time reduction, waste reduction, yield improvement, productivity and throughput improvement.
    • Hands-on experience using Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM).
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills in planning and organizing to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
    • Advanced problem solving capabilities, attention to detail and numerical aptitude.
  • Locations
    Dayton, OH • Columbus, OH • Kettering, OH