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Experienced EHS Specialist

At Tennant Company, we are committed to stewardship and creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing, operations and sales, service, and support functions across the globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected.Tennant Company is a globally recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past 150 years, we have been passionate about developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers.




Assists in the development and implementation of Corporate Safety, Environmental and Hazmat programs while also being the EHS contact for facilities/divisions without a designated EHS representative.  Works collaboratively with other corporate EHS representatives in defining and developing required policies and procedures placing emphasis on employee safety, operational environmental impacts and HazMat product shipments in order to limit business interruptions, contain liability and costs, protect Tennant’s brand and ensure the safety of our employees, customers and communities. 




  • Assists in global implementation of EHS programs with local designated EHS personnel and operational management.


  • Assists in developing and conducting audits, gap analysis and risk assessments of global EHS programs to ensure operational regulatory compliance and in meeting corporate objectives and strategies.


  • Develops corporate guidelines for EHS reporting, permits, and related documents.  Assists designated EHS personnel with government inspections as needed.  Collaborates with designated EHS personnel with regulatory comments, exception requests and approval processes with regulatory agencies. 


  • Works closely with corporate EHS team to define appropriate EHS goals and objectives to meet company strategies and initiatives. 


  • Collaborates with local EHS representatives in developing required and necessary training programs to ensure compliance and skill development of employees, vendors, and management.  Assists in defining methods to assess training effectiveness.  Ensures appropriate tracking and recordkeeping processes are met. 


  • Confirms compliance with hazardous material transportation requirements by conducting audits of internal business units and external vendors.  Reviews and updates corporate hazmat shipping tables as needed.


  • Acts as EHS main point of contact for facilities/divisions without designated EHS representatives.  This includes developing and conducting site/division specific training, conducting audits, member of safety committee, completing appropriate EHS reports, and supplying overall EHS guidance.






Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in safety, chemistry, biology, or related technical fields PLUS 3+ years of experience dealing with safety, environmental and Hazmat issues preferably within an industrial or regulatory setting.




8+ years of experience in a manufacturing or similar environment with experience in managing or handling safety/environmental issues.




  • Working knowledge of safety, environmental and hazardous materials regulations/procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Risk assessment and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft office.


Some overnight travel may be required, less than 5%.


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Equal Opportunity Employer

Tennant Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability, productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, military service, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, gender identity or expression, parental status, political or any other non-merit based factors protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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