Principal Mechanical Engineer
Tennant Company - Minneapolis, MN

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The Principal Mechanical Engineer will serve as a Mechanical Design Technical Leader within the New Products Development team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on robust design tolerance analysis, & GD&T. The candidate must also have technical team leadership experience. Also, the ideal candidate is a Six Sigma Black Belt with experience developing and implementing innovative mechanical designs globally. Prior experience in electro-mechanical design is preferred.

  • Ensure mechanical design principles are being followed and provide technical oversight and leadership to the project teams.
  • Architect new machine mechanical sub systems for global applications
  • Establish functional requirements and performance targets for mechanical systems/subsystems
  • As part of a cross-functional team, execute complex engineering projects
  • Lead/Participate in Design Reviews
  • Mentor and actively participate in the development of junior mechanical engineers and designers.
  • Partner with the electrical design team to generate electro mechanical innovations that deliver value to the customer
  • Monitor and evaluate relevant emerging technologies
  • Design systems to meet regulatory requirements
Required Skills Key Success Factors:
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, innovative and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers.
  • Bias for action, including the ability to guide technical teams.
  • Ability to critique design details against overall product requirements.
  • Ability to drive root cause identification and corrective action leading to timely resolution.
  • Ability to create and prove through analysis and test the robustness of mechanical design
Required Experience
  • BS (MS preferred) in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • At least 8 years of demonstrated ability to deliver excellent products to established timelines
  • Global or cross site mechanical design leadership and implementation experience
  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred; Green Belt accepted
  • Materials, mechanisms, and closed loop control systems experience preferred
Additional Qualifications:
  • Experience leading mechanical design activities including cost and schedule metrics.
  • Ability to present complex technical information to internal and external customers.
  • Capable of leading technical teams through structured problem solving.
  • Creative, dynamic team player, able to lead cross functional groups.
  • Experience with all phases of mechanical hardware development and qualification.
  • Experience working on cross functional teams (Hardware, Systems, Software, Production, Supply Chain, etc).
  • Strong multi-tasking ability. May be working multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Expertise in computer aided modeling, analysis and FEA tools
  • R&D and new product development experience.

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