Mechanical CAD Designer

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Golden Valley, MN, US, 55440

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.


As a New Product Development Mechanical Designer, you’ll support the design and development of innovative mechanical and electro-mechanical product components or sub-systems for industrial and commercial mobile cleaning equipment. In this role you’ll work as part of a cross-functional development team to create designs that meet requirements for performance, product cost, and the project schedule. If you enjoy working on a variety of projects and products and engineering applications, then this is the role for you.  




  • Will generally work under the direction of a design engineer, with appropriate levels of oversight depending on design complexity.
  • Prepares CAD layouts and drawings to support project needs and is responsible for accurate documentation of all assigned work.
  • Responsible for development of concept design geometry for new machines and subsystems.  Prepares options for peer group review and communicates concept function effectively. 
  • Responsible for development of detail design geometry (parts and layouts) for new machines and subsystems.  Updates/Maintains design throughout development project.  Maintains CAD database for review, analysis, and release.
  • Responsible for creation and accuracy of engineering drawings and BOMs.
  • Works with development partners (marketing, service, manufacturing, and procurement) to develop components that meet needs of all stakeholders while maintaining low costs.
  • Maintains and develops knowledge of state-of-the-art design, fabrication techniques and components and works with partners to integrate these techniques into Tennant’s new designs where appropriate.
  • Supports engineering activities (analysis, lab testing, customer test, root cause problem solving) as requested.
  • Coordinates the construction and evaluation of prototype designs, with assistance from appropriate partners (test lab, prototype lab).
  • Creates design changes, specifications, drawing releases and documentation as required as part of the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process.
  • Responsible for understanding and executing Tennant’s engineering documentation system for product release and product changes.


Education and Experience


  • Associate’s Degree in a related discipline
  • Minimum 6 years of technical experience as a Designer
  • Proficiency in CAD and 3D modeling (SolidWorks highly desired)
  • Electromechanical system designing experience
  • Strong grasp of a wide variety of manufacturing materials and processes
  • Experience and strong working knowledge in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Strong creativity and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and meet project timelines
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project



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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