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Senior Electrical Systems Engineer

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.


At Tennant, we are expanding and growing in exciting areas such as autonomous robots, IoT/Connected machines, and new power sources.  We are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with a strong, demonstrated background in electrical systems design, integration, and program execution to join our team. In this highly visible role, you’ll get to work on fast moving and exciting projects, be on the bleeding edge of technology while using your leadership and project management skills to execute deliverables. We want someone who is excited by the prospect of applying new technologies to tackle complex problems, someone who is passionate about building great products, and who thrives in a continuous improvement growth culture.  As part of our team, you will contribute significantly to the delivery of our award-winning products & services around the world, working to develop new sources of data-driven value for Tennant Company and our customers.




  • Coordinate development activities and deliverables for Tennant’s Digital Systems Engineering programs.
  • Understanding of electrical system elements and development process, including: wiring harnesses, printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), embedded software, and regulatory testing (UL, IEC, EMC, ESD, EFT).
  • Drive program execution by establishing timelines based on technical risk, supplier lead times, and technical development milestones.
  • Evaluate and quantify product risk using tools such as risk assessments.
  • Organize and lead DFMEA activities across subsystems.
  • Work within DSE (harnessing, design, software, hardware) to ensure all stakeholders have necessary design inputs to execute development of components.
  • Manage technical resources across multiple program efforts.
  • Work cross-functionally (prototyping, sourcing, production, regulatory, test) to ensure all stakeholders can progress through Tennant’s program development process.
  • Communicate program status, schedule, and technical risk to engineering and program management leadership.
  • Manage program logistics, including: part release, cost rollup, part delivery and tracking, and stakeholder communication.
  • Develop standard work practices for DSE including internal standards development.


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years of engineering experience
  • Demonstrated examples of executing complicated technical programs involving many stakeholders.
  • Experience driving development of system components based on defined interfaces, system, regulatory, and performance requirements.
  • Experience with task management tools and defect tracking tools (Jira).
  • Expertise in control system modeling, design, and verification using tools such as MATLAB and Simulink.
  • Experience evaluating and quantifying product risk using tools such as DFMEA and risk assessments.
  • Experience with communication interfaces and networks including CAN, RS-232, Ethernet, and USB.
  • Experience with mechanical design software basic functionality (SolidWorks).
  • Power electronics, power systems, and closed loop control systems experience preferred.


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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, 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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