Product Application Engineer - Mandarin Fluent
Plymouth, MI 
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Job Description

Job Description

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.

The responsibility of this position is to interface with global business units and manufacturing plants to facilitate running the Ignition business and providing the necessary service to OEM customers. In this role the Product Application Engineer will act as the liaison between the Ignition global business units and the lead development center. This position will emphasize acting as a liaison between the ignition operations in China and the global ignition business. The business situation and individual skills may dictate the method of meeting these responsibilities, but the end result will always be superior customer service and the advancement of the business. The Product Application Engineer is responsible for the design and development of ignition products for our customers. This work may include program management, Customer Program Development (APQP), part design, validation testing, failure analysis, customer interfacing, and simultaneous engineering with the manufacturing plant.

Due to the emphasis of acting as a liaison with the China ignition operations, this position requires the liaison to be fluent in Mandarin, along with the ability to travel to and within China.

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.

Required Skills


  • General knowledge of engine performance & test methods as it relates to ignition systems.
  • General knowledge of statistics, CAE, and other analysis methods.
  • Have the ability to evaluate business issues and prioritize activities
  • Prepare tests requests, evaluate test results, and publish final test reports.
  • Process Sample Orders and Request For Quotes
  • Assist in root cause analysis of EOT (End of Test) or field returned parts.
  • Participate in the business group meetings.
  • Requires close supervision by Application/Product Engineering Manager or higher level Application Engineers.
  • Work with manufacturing plants to assure manufacturability of designs
  • Develop working knowledge of Ignition components and systems.
  • Assist in implementing new designs.
  • Provide limited support of advanced engineering projects.
  • Travel as required to support the customer and to support/develop new opportunities
  • Actively participate in achieving Corporate and Divisional goals and objectives for quality, cost, profit, return on sales, productivity as well as adherence to budget goals.

Required Experience


  • Engineering degree, BSME, or BSEE, or BSEET required


  • 2-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Perform all functions of Product Application Engineer 1 and 2
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including English and Mandarin.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects concurrently.
  • Develop new products and materials to meet the changing demands of the marketplace.
  • Ability to completely direct the activities of an account.
  • Assist less experienced Application Engineers.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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