IT Systems Administrator

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Golden Valley, MN, US, 55422

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.



  • This is a key position in the Tennant Enterprise Technical Infrastructure Team that provides foundational management of critical components of the enterprise.
  • The primary focus and area of support for this position will be around Implemention, Upgrade and Management of Backup Tools (CommVault), VMWare, HP-Ux, Suse Linux software




  • Experience in configuring, managing backups using CommVault for Linux, Unix, Windows, Databases etc.,
  • Experience in configuring, managing and administering VMWare Environments
  • Experience in configuring, patching and managing HP-UX, SLES Systems
  • Experience in Storage products like EMC, PureStorage for storage provisioning, expansion and maintenance
  • Flexible to support Global teams for Project and support activities as needed
  • Unix Scripting Knowledge with PGP Encryption will be needed
  • Exposure to Job Scheduling tools will be an advantage
  • Familiarity with Apache Administration will be beneficial
  • Solves complex problems which may require detailed investigations and collaborating with other teams
  • Must follow established company processes, including change management, incident management, and problem management processes 


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT or related areas
  • Minimum 5 years of strong experience working with VMWare, HP-UX, Linux and Backup tools
  • Familiarity with ITIL concepts
  • Certification in Backup Tools, VMWare, Storage Concepts will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks


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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