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Entry Welder

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 Welder is primarily responsible for setting up and operating welding processes while achieving and maintaining established quality and productivity standards.


  • Perform gas shielded metallic arc welding (MIG), gas shielded tungsten arc welding (TIG), and resistance welding
  • Perform additional operations such as: grinding, spatter removal, and any other duties as assigned
  • Layout, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, such as machine frames and parts, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements
  • Process is easily repeatable, requiring a low amount of troubleshooting and adjustment to weld a quality product
  • Achieve and maintain efficiency standards within 3 months
  • Perform a minimum of 1 process proficiently and works towards learning additional processes within a department
  • Must be able to utilize equipment and measure weld length, pitch, and size to drive part accuracy within print tolerances and minimize Quality Notifications and Scrap
  • Understand and participate in continuous improvement activities


  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • 6 months – 2 years of production welding experience OR Welding certificate
  • Must pass written and Hands-on Tennant Welding Assessment Test
  • History of continuous improvement within previous positions
  • Two years general sheet metal training or two years vocational training in sheet metal or related field preferred.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship


  • Blueprint reading
  • Welding processes
  • Good communication skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Must be able to set-up and operate MIG (spray transfer pulse) welding processes and prefer TIG and/or Resistance welding.
  • Proficient at grinding, polishing, and spatter removal.
  • Ability to perform basic welding equipment maintenance (Change outs, liners, diffusers replacement, contact tips and, triggers).
  • Ability to read and understand basic engineering drawings (blueprints) with an emphasis on welding symbols.
  • Ability to understand and follow method layouts and process notes on routings (work order).
  • Ability to navigate within Microsoft Windows.
  • Must be able to read documents written in English


  • 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 either onsite or remotely as needed by the business
  • 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


  • Working conditions include exposure to a varying degree of dust, dirt, sparks, heat, fumes, and noise
  • Requires standing most of the time, continuous bending, stooping squatting, and lifting
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close Vision, Distance Vision, Peripheral Vision, Depth Perception, ability to Adjust Focus.
  • Requires good manual dexterity


  • Hearing and vision protection required in all areas
  • Safety shoes required in all areas
  • Exposure to oil, grease, dust, metal particles, sparks, sharp-edged materials


  • Exposed to hazards/risks that require body protection (gloves, pants, steel toes, sleeves, safety glasses, etc.).



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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, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, military service, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, gender identity or expression, parental status, political or any other non-merit based factors protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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