Machine Operator - 2nd Shift

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40214

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.

Brush Operator


Primary Function:


  • Perform on two brush manufacturing work cells
  • Set up and operat machines at a minimum efficience rate while meeting productivity, quality and safety requirement. Inspect parts for conformance using measuring instruments (Pull Force gauge, Tuft weight scale)
  • Performs periodic troubleshooting and adjustment to build a quality part
  • Focus on safety and ensure all safety devices and procedures are being used within their work area
  • Required to stand for entire shift
  • Must be able to follow all listed safety regualtions. This includes, but not limited to, wearing safety glasses and steel toed shoes
  • Achieves and maintains established quality and effieciency standards
  • Makes parts uniform to Engineering drawing specifications
  • Moves raw materials, work in process, and finished goods in and out of workcell
  • Performs operator level preventative maintenance and lubrication
  • Performs housekeeping and 5S to keep the department clean, safe and well organized.
  • Understands and identifies continuous improvement activities
  • Willingness to remain flexible in work schedules including overtime as necessary to meet deadlines.


Skills/Technical Expertise:

  • Ability to safety set up, operate and maintain CNC based brush manufacturing equipment
  • Make parts to meet the requirements of design and manufacturing engineering using proper tooling, inspection equipment and through proper set-up and operation of equipment
  • Abilty to navigate Microsoft Windows
  • Ability to perform routine machine changeovers using hand tools
  • Ability to meet the quality requirements of producing an acceptable brush





  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 6 months to 2 years related industrial experience
  • Previous experience must show a proven history of mechanical ability or related technical degree
  • Ability to stand for 8+ hours with frequent bending, stooping and squatting
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. while handling bulky items.



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.


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