The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
24 days old

Quality Engineer

Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422
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  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Tennant Company is currently seeking a Quality Engineer II to support the Operations Department's mission to be the center of operational excellence delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous improvement activities and root cause problem solving.  In addition, this role is responsible for the continued development, maturation, and implementation of the Minneapolis quality management system to sustain ISO 9001.2008 and lead the organization in its achievement of ISO 9001.2015.   




  • Support action items from Tier I, II & III meetings
  • Support Lean solutions – waste reduction – share successes with other plants around the globe
    • Identify, support and lead actions for implementing cost improvements/lean projects
    • Manage projects to develop new technologies & processes
    • Create & implement standard work to drive consistency and improve productivity
    • Lead Continuous Improvement Events (Kaizens)
  • Support New Product Engineering and new product launches
  • Partner with Manufacturing Engineers to develop capable processes – leverage technology & design improvement where possible
  • Learn Tennant’s H.E.A.T. (Hydraulics, Electrical, Adhesives & Torque) Program for best build practices
  • Maintain a floor presence to show support for the production team and foster positive working relationships
  • Generate and maintain PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Collaborate with management, engineers and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules and other items to facilitate effective production processes
  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions
  • Understand future manufacturing requirements.  Analyze the need for capital equipment and have the capability to justify the investment(s).
  • Enact engineered poke yoke solutions on reoccurring quality issues
  • Ensure the circulation and implementation of Quality Management System Guidelines within the plant of his/her competence, in compliance with international standards and consistent with related “best practices” and company strategies;
  • Guarantees all the activities required in order to achieve and maintain ISO Certification for the Quality Management System, in accordance with Company strategies;
  • Ensure reports and documentation about quality-related procedures which are implemented in the assigned site/plant;
  • Guarantee a continuous internal auditing in the assigned site/plant for the Quality Management System adopted;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of business processes with regard to the Quality Management System adopted in the assigned site/plant;
  • Ensure the editing of reports about Quality indicators in the site/plant of his/her area of responsibility and the permanent monitoring of company process in accordance with company strategic plans




  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic CAD capability
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with peers and leaders to document and improve key processes




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering OR related field
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 4+ years of experience working in an ISO environment
  • 2+ years documenting and leading a site in the establishment of ISO systems
  • Strong experience in calibration
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement and Lean manufacturing.
  • Experience using poke yoke thought processes and root cause counter measures
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on MS Excel
  • Proven track record of innovation, ingenuity, creativity, attention to detail, ownership, integrity, accountability and willingness to seek challenging tasks/projects
  • Experience in root cause analysis & implementation of appropriate corrective actions
  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
  • Formal Lean Training / Waste Reduction preferred
  • Experience with SAP or similar enterprise resource planning software
  • Basic CAD ability
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship




  • 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.
  • Ability to provide direction and supervision to a small team.
  • 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.




  • Must regularly lift and/or moved up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to grip, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, talk and hear




  • Must be able to wear safety glasses, steel toed shoes and hearing protection



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.


  • Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering - Quality

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