Mechanical Engineer
Tennant Company - Holland, MI

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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 Mechanical Engineer I designs and develops mechanical product components or sub-systems for industrial and commercial cleaning equipment. Designs must meet requirements for performance, product cost, and project schedule for assigned tasks.

Major Areas of Accountability:
Designs and develops components or sub-systems for projects as assigned, collaborating with Lead Engineers as necessary

Performs design analysis of components or sub-systems

Supports new / released products including Bill-of-Material (BOM) creation, design-for-manufacturability / assembly (DFM/A) initiatives, end of life design optimization, engineering change order (ECO) processing, and / or supplier engineering support

Responsible for the technical accuracy of the design work assigned

Prepares CAD layouts, drawings, and specifications either directly or by providing written and/or verbal instructions to designers as required by project needs

Participates in all DFMEA / technical reviews for projects as assigned

Identifies testing requirements needed to verify and validate components or sub-system designs

Applies Tennant safety, industry, and regulatory standards to designs

Keeps abreast of engineering techniques, processes, and best practices as they affect design assignments on Tennant Company products

Writes reports, maintains records, and records patentable ideas

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

Ability to initiate and evaluate design concepts for assigned work and identify and execute steps required to develop designs with proper documentation; exhibits a basic technical foundation in engineering, design and analysis

Ability to apply some CAE tools including model parts, make layouts, and detail drawings in a 3-D CAD environment

Ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously with good time management practices; can maintain a high attention to detail for projects with a long duration

Demonstrates a strong hands-on approach and exhibits a positive attitude

Demonstrates good planning, communication, teamwork, and organizational skills

Demonstrates good decision making, problem solving, prioritization and independence skills

Ability to effectively present information to management, peers and cross functional teams

Ability to communicate through the use of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write presentations and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to present complex technical information to internal and external customers.

Computer Skills:
Ability to communicate through the use of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. Basic 3-D CAD capability required

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

Required Experience

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution

0 – 3 years of related engineering / manufacturing experience

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