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



  • Performs gas shielded metallic arc welding (MIG), gas shielded tungsten arc welding (TIG) and resistance welding
  • Performs 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.
  • Performs 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.
  • Understands and participates in continuous improvement activities.



  • 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 (blue prints) 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



  • 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.).



  • 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.


  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • 6 months – 2 years 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



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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