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1st Shift Material Handler

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.



  • Operate powered forklift trucks, hoists, handcarts, and other material handling equipment
  • Use production paperwork to locate, deliver and place materials in a warehouse environment
  • Maintain equipment in good operating order, following power industrial equipment guidelines and completing start-of-shift inspection checklist
  • Perform housekeeping and 5S to keep the department clean, safe, and well organized
  • Identify problems or potential safety hazards and recommends resolutions
  • Mentor and train entry-level Material Handlers within their scope of responsibilities
  • Perform warehouse transactions
  • Focus on continuous improvements of material handling processes



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 2-4 years related experience as a Material Handler
  • Demonstrated skills necessary to perform the duties of the position
  • Competent in the operation of a fork truck
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Previous experience in SAP, RF Device, and Warehouse Management preferred.



  • Routinely bends and 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


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.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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