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Maintenance Supervisor

Company: Tenneco
Location: Seward
Posted on: September 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.


To supervise the Maintenance Department, to insure the safety and upkeep of the facility and its equipment. Chief of Plant Emergency Organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Supervise Maintenance employees including electricians, tool and die, machinists, fab welders, mechanics and crib attendants. Schedule overtime as needed.

2. Receive all breakdown calls, prioritize breakdowns and assign personal to repair breakdowns.

3. Assign and coordinate preventive maintenance activities.

4. Research and order repair parts. Order emergency repair items. Work with vendors and sales representatives.

5. Quote projects involving facility upkeep, equipment moves, redesigning and retrofitting equipment, including new equipment installation. Work with appropriate engineers on these projects

6. Chief of Plant Emergency Organization. Responsible for overall safety of employee and facility in emergency situations.

7. Monitor job performance and conduct employee evaluations annually.

8. Facilitate and lead employee involvement teams.

9. Contact and coordinate work with outside contractors.

10. Ensure plant safety compliance. (e.g. OSHA)

11. Apply First Aid and CPR as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Maintenance Dept. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION: BS Degree and 3-5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment or 7+ years supervising operations or maintenance personnel.


  • 5-10 years experience in production and/or engineering.
  • Supervision or maintenance experience in the automotive industry would be a definite asset.
  • Experience with the following platforms: Rockwell Control-Logix, or PLC-5, Allen-Bradley, Visual Basic, Ethernet, DeviceNet, Siemens
  • Knowledge of Relay Logic, Programmable Controllers, VFD's
  • Mechanical and/or electrical experience.
  • Experience in TS16949/ISO 14001 would be an asset.
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent leadership qualities.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.

    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: Lincoln

Keywords: Tenneco, Lincoln , Maintenance Supervisor, Professions , Seward, Nebraska

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