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Assembler 2nd shift

Tennant Company is a recognized leader of the cleaning industry. Since 1870 we have been passionate about developing innovative and sustainable solutions that help our customers clean more spaces more effectively, addressing indoor and outdoor cleaning challenges. Our products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; cleaning tools and supplies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company operates in three geographic business units including the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. Join the company committed to empowering our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world with high-performance cleaning solutions that minimize waste, reduce costs, improve safety and further sustainability goals.


  • Performs mechanical assembly of products with complex functions requiring independent judgment which are generally built on work benches, but may be built on lift tables
  • Proficient in sub-assembly operations and shorter cycle time main line stations.
  • Performs housekeeping and 5S to keep the department clean, safe, and well organized.
  • Understands, participates and focuses on continuous improvement activities.
  • Troubleshoots and adjusts to build a quality product
  • Build processes are characterized by moderate build times (generally, between 6 to 10 hours).  Main line stations can be greater than 90 minutes and sub assembly content will normally exceed 2 hours.
  • Process requires a moderate amount of troubleshooting and adjustment to build a quality product.  Typically these are known issues that take 15 to 60 minutes to diagnose.
  • Maintains company tools and equipment
  • Performs in-process quality checks and communicates results
  • Follows pre-established guidelines, procedures, plans and priorities as set by the supervisor
  • Received work direction on prioritizing goals and relies on experience and judgment to plan work
  • Takes on new activities or special assignments when given
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Technical Degree within a related field from an accredited institution or 0-2 years of related mechanical assembly experience
  • Must be familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures within mechanical and electrical assembly
  • Related manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship


  • Proficient understanding of mechanical and electrical parts and how they are assembled into product systems
  • Ability to proactively recognize, communicate, and elevate issues to leadership to minimize impact to line.
  • Ability to navigate and become proficient with Microsoft Windows, Drawing/method layout Locator and Autotime
  • Able to meet time standards on all areas of training.
  • Understands the function of the product being built and how their work impacts functional and quality results.
  • Must successfully pass HEAT training after completion of the course
  • Ability to follow detailed work instructions
  • Ability to use basic hand tools, torque guns and simple electrical devices
  • Ability to work with limited direct supervision


  • Routinely lifts up to 40 pounds individually
  • Works in multiple positions during a shift
  • Ability to stand for an 8 hour shift


  • Routinely and regularly works near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally exposed to hot conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to non-toxic fumes
  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasionally exposed to oil, grease, gasoline, dust, metal particles and sharp edged materials


  • Must be able to wear safety glasses, steel toed shoes and hearing protection


  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment.
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
  • Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business.
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations.


Let us introduce you to Tennant Company. We’re everywhere. In your sports clubs, shopping malls, office buildings, parking lots. We make things that make things look like new. We bring new cleaning ideas to market. There is new dirt every day and our machines clean it up. With manufacturing operations and sales, service and support functions across globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected. If you want to get your hands dirty on a project, step up with your own ideas, or maybe even explore talents you never knew you had, Tennant Company is a place where that can happen. Because at Tennant, we like to think like new. Begin your journey with us. Let's reinvent how the world cleans.


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, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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