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Hand Welder

Company: Tenneco
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, 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.


Lays out, fits, and welds various components to assemble mufflers, pipes and catalytic converters to meet production schedules efficiently by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Working from a blueprint and route card, selects equipment and plans layout, assembly, and welding.

Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together according to blueprint and route card specifications.

Bolts, clamps, and tack-welds parts to secure in position for welding.

Sets up equipment and welds parts, using arc, gas-shielded arc, mig, tig, or gas welding equipment.

Repairs products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts.

Inspects parts, measuring as needed, to ensure that all products meet or exceed quality standards. Follows quality procedures to meet QS/TS guidelines including those listed in Station Control Plan.

Completes annual reviews of OSHA required training classes as assigned by supervisor.

Reports all safety malfunctions as well as any near hits or injuries immediately to supervisor.

Maintains a high standard of housekeeping in the department. Performs clean up duties in work area as assigned.

Completes all necessary paperwork such as job cards, production and inventory tickets, and other data as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Previous experience as a mig welder preferred. Must complete Walker in-house certification process.


Ability to read and comprehend blue prints, simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos or other written documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to interact cooperatively with supervision and co-workers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. May be required to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to use and interpret measuring gauges.


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. Ability to interpret blueprint drawings to determine proper type, placement and amount of weld.


Welding Certification (periodic re-certification may be required)

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch; and talk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus to visually inspect the product.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Personal protective equipment is required including but not limited to welding coat, welding sleeves, welding hood, welding gloves, hearing protection and eye protection.

The work environment may be hot, particularly during summer months. The noise level is usually moderate. The environment includes exhaust systems for proper ventilation, although the work environment does sometimes include fumes, weld smoke, or particulate matter that becomes airborne.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Keywords: Tenneco, Harrisonburg , Hand Welder, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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