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Sheet Metal Fabricator 3rd Shift

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.



  • The Sheet Metal Fabricator is primarily responsible for safe set up and operation of multiple fabricating processes while achieving and maintaining established quality and efficiency standards.
  • Sets up and operates Cincinnati CNC press brakes, CNC Mazak, Trumpf and/or Amada lasers.
  • Runs Manual sheet metal machines.
  • Operates in a team environment to achieve department goals in productivity, safety, 5s and continuous improvement.
  • Operates additional machines or process steps internal to primary to machine cycle times.
  • Performs cutting and/or shaping metal from raw form into usable parts for Assembly or Aftermarket needs.
  • Process is semi-repetitive utilizing machinery, tooling, and fixtures for set up, and requiring some minor troubleshooting and adjustment to complete assigned tasks.
  • Utilizes equipment and measurement tools to drive part accuracy within print tolerances and minimize Quality Notifications and Scrap.
  • Understands and participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Ability to perform basic metal fabrication processes – cutting, forming and punching.
  • Ability to properly use measure equipment (i.e., caliper, tape measure, height gauge, plug gages, combination square, and protractor)
  • Ability to read and understand basic engineering drawings (blue prints).
  • Ability to understand and follow method layouts and process notes on routings (work order)
  • Ability to navigate production reporting.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools, inspection gauges and related equipment
  • Strong math skills (count, add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals)
  • Competent in interpreting production orders, prints and method layouts to determine the use of fixtures and proper work procedures
  • Familiar with metal finishing techniques and metal finishing equipment
  • Able to differentiate between hot and cold rolled, and stainless steels
  • Must be able to read documents written in English
  • Requires standing 90% of shift
  • Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, and lifting with arms extended
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. Average part weighs 5 - 15 lbs
  • 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.).


  • 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical degree OR a minimum 6 months related Sheet Metal Fabrication experience
  • Previous press brake operating experience required.  Prefer Cincinnati experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a fork lift license through Tennant Co
  • 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



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.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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