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Area Manager - Materials

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Tenneco has recently acquired Federal-Mogul. The strategic combination of Tennecos Ride Performance business with Federal-Moguls 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 companys 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 Area Manager to join our Kettering, OH manufacturing facility. This person will be responsible for coordinating all manufacturing related activities in the designated platform and assigned shift including EH & S administration, quality systems, daily operations and employee relations. This person will report to the Plant 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. Youll 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.


* Enforce safety and health regulations and maintain a safe, clean and orderly production floor.

* Coordinate, plan and supervise departmental hourly personnel to meet production schedules.

* Continuously improve safety, quality and productivity through cell BOS brainstorming sessions and execution and discipline.

* Manage and monitor relationships of downtime, changeovers, and process improvements as it directly relates to quality, efficiency and scrap.

* Maintain compliance with plant policies and procedures including requirements for TS16949.

* Assess strengths and developmental needs of employees as well as provide challenging assignments and opportunities for the development of employees.

* Champion change and challenge the status quo.

* Ensure that quality, productivity and costs are within the plant budget for their area of responsibility.

* Empower employees, consistently administer company personnel policies, administer disciplines and follow up with any employee concerns.

* Manage projects within time, budget and technical constraints.

* Implement and sustain systems (using execution and discipline) that positively impact the performance goals of the plant/business.

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience


* 5 years of supervisory experience (20 + people) in a manufacturing environment required, automotive industry preferred.

* Must be able to communicate clearly through written and verbal means with employees at all organizational levels.

* Must be willing to work any shift.

* Working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and SAP

* Demonstrated decision making skills required.

Job Location

Kettering, Ohio, United States

Position Type

  • 1
  • Negotiable
  • None
  • None
  • Re-108725
  • Permanent
  • 1

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