Tenneco Manufacturing Engineering Intern (Summer 2019) in Kansas City, Missouri

Manufacturing Engineering Intern (Summer 2019)

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About Tenneco

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), a multi-billion dollar global manufacturing company, is pioneering global ideas for cleaner air, and smoother, quieter and safer transportation. We're one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of clean air and ride performance products for the automotive, commercial truck and off-highway, and large engine markets as well as the aftermarket.

We serve our customers from 93 manufacturing facilities and 15 engineering and technical centers around the world, delivering advanced technologies, quality products, powerful brands and outstanding engineering and manufacturing capabilities.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, our 30,000 employees around the world demonstrate the company's commitment to shareholder value, our customers’ success, employee engagement and sustainability.

Tenneco is seeking a driven, self-motivated engineering student who is mechanically inclined and has an interest in gaining hands-on experience working at our fast paced Clean Air Manufacturing Center located inKansas City, Missouri.

The Clean Air Manufacturing Engineering Intern role supports manufacturing engineering and provides hands on practical experience and exposure to continuous improvement tools and processes. Additionally, the Clean Air Manufacturing Engineering Intern will have the opportunity to interact with engineers, engineering and manufacturing leaders, project leaders, technicians, and cross-functional project stakeholders on a daily basis.

As a Clean Air Manufacturing Engineering Intern YOU will:

  • Be assigned a Mentor to guide, support and coach you throughout your internship experience at Tenneco.

  • Receive relevant field experience in the area of manufacturing engineering.

  • Be given project assignments aimed at improving shop floor processes. The projects will involve assessing tool design and condition, reviewing best practices, and implementing robust solutions to manufacturing problems.

Required Skills

  • Must be able to work in a Team based environment.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Effective time management skills.

  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Required Experience


  • Student currently enrolled and pursuing an engineering degree (Associate or Bachelor’s) at an accredited institution.

  • Student with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

  • Student who resides within a commutable distance of the job site (Kansas City, Missouri).

  • Ability to provide own transportation to/from the job site (Kansas City, Missouri).

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.


  • Student pursuing an undergraduate engineering degree focused on the following engineering majors: automotive, automotive technology, industrial and manufacturing systems, manufacturing, manufacturing technology, materials / metallurgical, mechanical, mechanical technology, mechatronics, robotics, technology or welding.

  • Student with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Student with experience with design / tools.


Tenneco is a global leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing Clean Air solutions for passenger cars, light trucks, commercial trucks, off-highway equipment and high horsepower engines used in marine, locomotive and stationary power applications.

Partnering with our global customers, we deliver Clean Air products and systems designed to meet global emissions regulations anywhere in the world, while our Clean Air technology roadmap ensures that we have the right solutions in place to meet the needs of our customers.

Tenneco's commitment to Clean Air product leadership includes investing in the core sciences, including combustion and thermal management, materials science and thermoelectrical energy. This advanced research enables the development of creative solutions that help us to better meet customers' current and future emissions control needs.

For more information, please visit http://www.tenneco.com/ourproducts/cleanair/

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Position Type


We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.