Quality Control Inspector - 2nd shift

Date: Feb 8, 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.


Tennant Company is seeking a Quality Control Inspector to work 2nd shift from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday.  The Quality Inspector will function within a team to support Operations through part inspection (ie. FAI, rev changes), machine inspection, quality notification, rework orders, material review board of fabricated and purchased parts. 



  • Performs standardized quality control tests/inspections on products, materials, components.
  • Ensure compliance with internal/external quality standards. 
  • Records inspection data and compares to existing standards.
  • Clearly communicate and document non-conformances.
  • Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher levels. 
  • Performs housekeeping and 5S to keep the department clean, safe, and well organized. 
  • Understands and participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • Must be able and willing to float to areas of greatest business needs.
  • Takes on new activities or special assignments when given.



  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 1 - 2 years of manufacturing or related experience.
  • Previous inspection training and /or experience preferred.
  • Experience with Lean and continuous improvement projects preferred.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.



  • Applies basic inspection skills related to inspection procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment.
  • Familiar with using the appropriate inspection tooling (i.e., micrometers, calipers, thread gages) to accurately measure part features preferred.
  • Engineering drawing (blueprint) reading skills preferred.
  • Able to perform basic math with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • PC Skills in order to navigate production reporting (SAP).
  • Ability to follow standard work as trained.



  • 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.
  • 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.


To apply, please email your resume to jly6@tennantco.com


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