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Application Engineer

Company: Tenneco
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, 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.

Tenneco is one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.

We are currently looking for an Application Engineer. The ultimate responsibility of these positions is to service F-M customers and to participate in running the Friction Products business. The business situation and individual skills may dictate the method of meeting these responsibilities, but the result will always be superior customer service and the advancement of the business.

The Application Engineer plays a key role in the design and development process of friction products for our customers. This work may include customer requirements definition, material selection, dynamometer and vehicle validation testing, failure analysis, customer interfacing and simultaneous engineering with the manufacturing plant.

The Application Engineer is responsible for actively participating in the customer teams. As a member of these teams, he/she is challenged to manage the current business situation as well as setting the future direction of the business.

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.


  • Interface between internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate ability to be responsive to customer needs
  • Define customer expectations to develop friction products for new business
  • Drive issue resolution and prepare/deliver detailed customer presentations
  • Travel to manufacturing facilities to support business needs
  • Complete APQP deliverables (DFMEA/DVP/Drawing Release/LDS)
  • Complete Skills Matrix deliverables for AE2

    EDUCATION: BS in Engineering

    • 2-5 years of experience
    • Testing knowledge
    • Manufacturing knowledge (desirable)
    • Design knowledge (desirable)
    • Positive attitude
    • Communications skills (written / verbal)
    • Planning and organization
    • Microsoft Office Suite

Keywords: Tenneco, Detroit , Application Engineer, Engineering , Plymouth, Michigan

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