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Senior Mechatronics 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.


The Senior Mechatronics Engineer will be instrumental in the development of innovative concepts and next generation IP. As a Senior Mechatronics Engineer within Advanced Technology Development (ATD) you will be responsible for managing and owning individual ATD technology projects reporting on key metrics, schedules and deliverables. In this role you will use your mechanical, electrical/software and robotics knowledge to work on autonomous and semi-autonomous technologies while creating a bridge for various subject matter experts to come together. If you consider yourself a forward thinker with a creative mindset and enjoy having the freedom to explore, then this is the role for you.




  • Performs mechatronics engineering calculations and analyses to model and predict technologies in preparation of commercialization
  • Leads/participates in Design Reviews, Risk assessments and technology reviews
  • Subject matter expert in developed innovations
  • Utilizes laboratory and field test data to correlate and validate analytical models.
  • Utilizes experience from the development of mechanized, robotically engineered and commercially viable technologies
  • Understands technology trends; providing recommendations and opportunities for future technology developments
  • Create cutting-edge, leading industry technologies capable of being commercialized.
  • Conceptual, visual, physical and analytical creation of new technologies within the mechanized cleaning industry
  • Identify customer needs either through direct observations, ethnographic research reports, Product Management direction, etc. and translate these into technical ideas, requirements and ultimately prototype concepts, products or solutions
  • Develop validation plans and validation cases to evaluate business value and performance of new technologies
  • Coordinate or partner to develop and execute field test research, and develop reports to various stakeholders
  • Review and author patents and other intellectual property documents
  • Follow Technology Scouting methodologies to investigate new and emerging technologies
  • Perform technical due-diligence to evaluate third-party providers of new technologies
  • Develop in a fast prototyping mindset
  • Communicate results and findings of ATD activities in a format and language expected by the various stakeholders


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years of design engineering experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with mechatronics system design and controls preferred
  • Broad technical knowledge in the design and development of electro-mechanical systems with additional knowledge in Robotics, Systems or Controls Engineering
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make data based decisions.
  • Working knowledge with computer aided design software (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Strong communication of technical performance in both written and verbal presentations to stakeholders


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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.

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