Manufacturing Engineer
Tennant Company - Minneapolis, MN

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World headquarters are located in Minneapolis in the USA; and European headquarters are in Antwerp, Belgium. We have manufacturing and logistics facilities in Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota in the USA; the Netherlands; the United Kingdom; and China. Tennant employs staff in 15 countries, including: the USA, Canada, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

The Manufacturing Engineer supports the Fabrication Value Stream’s mission to be the center of Operational Excellence delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous improvement activities, elimination of waste and root cause problem solving.

Major Areas of Accountability:
Develop project plan and assume full responsibility for all aspects of the project to insure it meets goals and schedule. Communicate project status, follow up and implement standard work to ensure project results are sustained.

Work with operators, team leads, supervisors and value stream managers to optimize layout and material flow.

Use lean tools, A3 Problem Solving, lead kaizen events, value stream mapping to identify and eliminate the 8 forms of waste and drive safety improvements.

Support manufacturing objectives with New Product Design (NPD) during design reviews for manufacturability.

Interpret engineering prints to develop manufacturing processes, CNC programs, and process documentation for machining.

Supports the manufacturing departments in development of tooling and fixturing.

Work with Quality Engineering to develop capable processes to support and maintain a continuous flow of quality products to our customer.

Identify, support, and lead actions for implementing cost improvements/lean projects.

Research, justify and successfully implement capital improvements.

Cost estimate products using most economical manufacturing methods.

Create and maintain accurate information within all manufacturing systems relative to engineering responsibilities.

Manage projects to develop new technologies and processes.

Shop floor engagement to exceed 50% of total time.

Why Tennant Company?

As a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing cleaning solutions that help to create a cleaner, safer world, our global business is making a positive impact on the environments where our products and solutions are used. It feels good to work for a company that cares about what it is doing, cares about the sustainability of its products and works every day to develop new solutions that clean really well, but don’t mess up our environment.

Guided by the value of Stewardship, we are committed to leaving something in better condition than when we found it. That includes people. It might even include you!

Tennant offers competitive salaries with an excellent benefits package along with an environment where personal growth is encouraged. Opportunities with Tennant Company are posted online at . Interested in this opportunity? It only takes a few minutes to apply online! Click on the opportunity of interest and select the applicable application method at the bottom of the webpage. EOE

Required Skills

Knowledge of ISO 9000, statistical process control, lathe and mill machining practices, properties of materials, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, production machinery and tooling, modern fabrication and assembly techniques and machine shop practices is required.

A complete understanding of machining processes and operation of CNC equipment is required.

Root cause analysis and development of appropriate corrective actions.

Project management skills and experience.

Experienced in lean manufacturing techniques and set-up reduction is desirable.

Efficiently integrate existing methods with new innovations, and communicate effectively at all levels.

MasterCam X6, Mastercam Postprocessing experience desired.

Solidworks and/or similar CAD software experience is desirable.

Manufacturing Design Review (MDR), DFM/DFA experience.

Must be able to work independently and in a group environment.

Proven track record of innovation, ingenuity, creativity, attention to detail, ownership, integrity, accountability, and willingness to seek and take on challenges is required.

Required Experience

Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or technology.

Work experience to include a minimum 5 years of experience as a manufacturing engineer in a machining environment.

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Tennant Company (Tennant) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that create a cleaner, safer world. The...