Intermediate Material Handler 3rd shift

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.


  • The Intermediate Material Handler will function within a team providing support across all functional areas of Material Handling to maintain workflow and organization of material.  Applicants must be open to cross training and demonstrate the ability to promote a positive, safe working environment focused on teamwork.
  • Operate powered forklift trucks, hoists, handcarts, and other material handling equipment to maintain workflow and the organization of material.
  • Performs warehouse transactions.
  • Uses production paperwork to locate, deliver and place materials in a warehouse environment.
  • Maintains equipment in good operating order, follows power industrial equipment guidelines and completes start-of-shift inspection checklist.
  • Demonstrated proficiency to perform within at least 3 areas of their function.
  • Understands and participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • Performs housekeeping and 5S to keep the department clean, safe, and well organized.
  • Identifies problems and/or reasons for errors and recommends resolutions.
  • Expected to work safely and efficiently while meeting or exceeding Tennant Company quality expectations.
  • Performs more complex troubleshooting and adjustment to complete assigned tasks.
  • Mentors and trains entry-level Material Handlers within their scope of responsibilities.
  • Focuses on continuous improvements of material handling processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to follow detailed work instructions.
  • Ability to acquire Tennant Company Power Industrial Truck Certification (PIT).
  • Ability to operate a stand up and sit-down forklift, hoists, handcarts and stock chaser.
  • Ability to use a warehouse management system and associated tools (WM Warehouse, SAP, RF Device)
  • Ability to navigate a computer and Autotime.
  • Ability to read Engineering Drawings (Blueprints).
  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and solve problems to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and multitask.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and Outlook.


  • 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.


  • Routinely bends and 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


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2-4 years related experience as a Material Handler
  • Demonstrated skills necessary to perform the duties of the position
  • Competent in the operation of a fork truck
  • Possess a current license to operate a fork truck
  • Previous experience in SAP, RF Device, and Warehouse Management preferred.


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.


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