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Maintenance Mechanic

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.




  • This role will be accountable for rebuilding, overhauling, inspecting, diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing problems on all industrial and facility related equipment. Position will support assigned shift but must also having willingness to work flexible hours when business needs dictate.


  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair problems on all industrial production and some facility related equipment.
  • Ability to read, understand and troubleshoot equipment using schematics, prints, and electrical diagrams.
  • Perform PM inspections on all industrial production and building related equipment.
  • Records repairs, preventative maintenance tasks, work orders and other related tasks.
  • Rebuilds, overhauls, and repairs automated CNC machine tools, aligns and makes precision adjustments to insure accurate machine operation.
  • Hazardous waste disposal, with proper training and equipment.
  • Execute general maintenance work orders.
  • Work directly with, and provide support to outside contractor resources.
  • Performs housekeeping and 5S to keep the department clean, and well organized.
  • Research and develop procedures and generate documentation when faced with new equipment installations or unique events that requires use of appropriate hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical troubleshooting skills.



  • High school education or equivalent.
  • 3 – 7 years of experience with Industrial Automated Systems Maintenance, Metal Fabrication Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Repair and Maintenance.


  • 2-year technical school degree from an accredited school with a certificate in one of the following trades: Industrial Maintenance, Automated Industrial Systems, Industrial pneumatic/electronic controls, HVAC, plumbing, electricity, welding, fluid power, or mechanics.
  • 3 years of experience with Industrial Automated Systems Maintenance, Metal Fabrication Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Repair and Maintenance.



  • If necessary, have the ability to attend and complete formal training on automated equipment and/or facilities related tools and automated equipment (CNC lathes and mills)
  • If deemed necessary, must obtain a Special Engineer State of Minnesota Low Pressure Boiler License.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.


  • Experience and general understanding of mechanical maintenance setting.
  • Experience in repairing and troubleshooting the following machines: CNC Lathes and Vertical Mills, Robotic Welders, Rotomold, Powered Industrial Trucks, Laser Cutting Machines (Mitsubishi, Trumpf, Mazak), manual welders, and Paint line equipment.
  • Special Engineer State of Minnesota Low Pressure Boiler License.


  • Strong communication skills, ability to interpret oral, written instructions for work direction. 
  • Capable of working with equipment operators to determine the nature and extent of mechanical problems and failures.
  • Must be able to read, write, add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Print reading and experience with electrical and hydraulic schematics.
  • Must be self-directed, able to work independently and in a group environment.
  • Willing to mentor/train fellow employees with less experience or subject knowledge.
  • Ability to adhere to safety regulations and follow safety guidelines.
  • Place Safety first and foremost.



  • Frequent use of ladders, personal lifts at heights of up to 35 feet, and operation of various maintenance shop tools and equipment.
  • Lifting of supplies, and materials up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be comfortable working in tight spaces to perform maintenance tasks.


  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in high-pressure situations.
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally.
  • Ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations.




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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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