Tooling Technician

Location: Waupun, WI, US

Company: Tenneco

SUMMARY: Maintains and coordinates the tooling and inventory of all tooling for the facility by performing the following:


  • Accountable for creating a quality product.
  • Participates in training to produce a quality product and uses preventative measures to ensure the customer requirements and Tenneco standards are met.
  • Comply with legal and other requirements to avoid injury and/or ill health to themselves and others.
  • Understands preventative measures and creates a safe environment by having the ability to identify potential emergency situations and reports all incidents to supervisor/ manager.
  • Adhere to the facility’s quality, environmental, health and safety policies that are identified by our management systems. 
  • Receives, stores and issues tooling to workers and maintains records of tooling issued and returned. Inspects, test, and adjust new and reworked tools, dies, gauges and fixtures, for conformance, measures dimensions, radii, contours, clearances, tolerances, hardness thread lead, and other specifications.
  • Reads routers, production schedules, purchase orders, for product specifications such as dimensions, tolerance, and parts to be processed and when. Read special instructions as required. Records information for inspection and production using various form, logs and computer systems. Ensures appropriate and timely communication between departments. Coordinates tooling requirements of production by following the production schedule, preparing purchase orders, following up on purchase orders and ensuring tooling is ready for production as needed.
  • Monitors tooling for product specifications using but not limited to the following types of inspection equipment, CMM, digital indicators, optical comparators, contracers, micrometer, calipers, height gages and visual aids.
  • Verifies equipment including but not limited to proper settings, and speeds, cycle times, and other controls are in conformance to specification by using established standards.
  • Ability to setup, start, shut down, load, unload and operate various grinders and lathe utilized in the tool room.
  • Cleans and sharpens tools as necessary. Inspects and measures tooling for defects and wear and reports damage verbally / written to supervisor. Also determines if the damaged item is salvageable. Repairs and services tools and equipment.
  • Delivers tools or equipment of workers.
  • Marks and identifies tools and equipment.
  • Locates lost or misplaced tools and equipment.
  • Prepares periodic inventory or maintains perpetual inventory of tooling. 
  • Receives, unpacks, and stores incoming tooling.
  • Utilizes data to determine conforming product. Analyzes and monitors scrap and nonconforming parts to aid in determining cause of failure. 
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow all safety rules and regulation while perform operations.
  • Troubleshoots and performs appropriate maintenance of the equipment by observation and general cleaning.
  • Overtime is required as posted weekly, and may be mandated for this position.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor/management.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. Minimum of one year related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rates and ratios. Knowledge of metric system.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Operator must be highly motivated with ability to work independently, yet be an effective team player. Operator must have above average mechanical ability.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear. The employee is required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 – 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. Hearing protection, safety glasses and steel toe shoes are required.

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.


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