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Industrial Painter - 2nd Shift

With more than $1B in revenue, 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. 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.


Intermediate Painter


  • The Painter is responsible for successful operation of the paint process including hanging, unloading, pre-staging, masking, and painting parts.  2nd and 3rd Shift Painters will start out with new hire on the job training on first shift for approximately a month and a half prior to transitioning to their assigned shift.



  • Perform hanging, unloading, pre-staging, masking, painting operations to established standards. 
  • Follows pre-established guidelines, procedures, plans and priorities as set by the supervisor
  • Understands continuous improvement opportunities of paint processes.
  • Maintains paint equipment in good operating order
  • Performs full color changes, caulking of parts and operates controls side of the paint booth.
  • Performs troubleshooting and adjustment to complete assigned tasks.
  • Identifies problems and/or reasons for paint errors and recommends resolutions.
  • Focuses on continuous improvements of paint processes.
  • Ability to operate in all 7 stations within the paint operations: load, unload, feed side, control side, mask, prestage and lift truck operator.



  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2-4 years related experience.   
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship


  • Requires standing 90% of shift
  • Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, and lifting with arms extended
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. Average part weighs 5 - 15 lbs
  • Requires good manual dexterity


  • Hearing and vision protection required in all areas
  • Safety shoes required in all areas
  • Exposure to oil, grease, dust, metal particles, sparks, sharp edged materials


  • Exposed to hazards/risks that require body protection (gloves, pants, steel toes, sleeves, safety glasses, etc.).



  • 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.
  • Applies intermediate level skills that are built off of Entry Level Painter skills. 
  • Expected to perform at a high standard of productivity, efficiency and time management.
  • Operates a fork truck.
  • Ability to focus on all key initiatives: safety, quality, delivery, cost and engagement.
  • Applies basic and intermediate level skills. 
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and Outlook.




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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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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