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Tenneco Controls Engineer in Kettering, Ohio

Controls Engineer

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Job Description

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 Controls Engineer to join our Kettering, OH manufacturing facility. This person will lead new controls/plant automation projects. This person will also provide support to all areas of the plant where controls engineering expertise is required, including launch support and customer initiatives. The person in this role will be the controls expert for all new and used equipment installations. This person will report to the Focus Factory 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.


  • Support operations by troubleshooting, maintaining, and programming plant machinery.

  • Responsible for programming and designing PLC & HMI to existing machinery.

  • Responsible for project management on existing machine control projects.

  • Collect data from plant automation.

  • Work on repairs and capability of manufacturing equipment.

  • Risk analysis on machine controls for obsolescence.

  • Programing and troubleshooting Cognex and Keyence camera systems.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering; controls engineering preferred or equivalent experience.


  • 5-7 years’ experience in manufacturing.

  • Automotive experience is preferred.

  • Experience with Allen Bradley Logic PLC controls platforms.

  • Experience working with Motoman Robot software and programming.

  • Experience with pneumatics and hydraulics is preferred.

  • Experience with Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming.

  • Familiarity with PanelView Plus and PanelView hardware.

  • Ability to use RSView Studio and PanelBuilder software.

  • Experience with Ethernet networking.

  • Intermediate understanding of vision systems.

  • Ability to design, diagnose and troubleshoot vision applications.

Job Location

Kettering, Ohio, United States

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