With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company is a globally recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past 150 years, we have been passionate about developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers. At Tennant Company, we are committed to stewardship and creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing, operations and sales, service, and support functions across the globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected.
Product Lifecycle Product Sustainment Engineer
The Product Lifecycle Product Sustainment Electrical Engineer supports engineering sustainment activities for mobile cleaning equipment in the Commercial Category.This position primarily supports cross-functional teams that produce machines in the areas of product sustainment, gross margin or cost of goods sold (COGS) improvement, as well as design quality and robustness improvements. Product Sustainment includes broad coverage and could include design for manufacturability improvements, design changes to support manufacturing process changes, internal and external supplier issue resolution related to design requirements or obsolescence, and root cause investigations to determine appropriate actions on areas as broad as improving end customer experience and reliability or ensuring regulatory compliance as system components change. This role will work individually or in teams depending on the project. The work will often involve distilling a manufacturing interruption into defined states, root cause analysis, applying structured problem solving methods involving engineering calculations and analysis, and executing solutions to improve robustness of the product to production variation while improving customer experience and company profitability. This role owns and executes solutions.
Additionally, this role:
Prepares concepts, layouts, models, sketches and/or schematic diagrams to aid in the understanding and solution of engineering problems.
Leverages engineering calculations, manufacturing process control data, warranty returns, laboratory, and field test data to understand and manage design trade-offs.
Executes designs, specifications, and drawing releases.
Maintains and prepares product designs in compliance with engineering principles, company standards, government regulations, and customer requirements, providing design governance throughout a product's lifecycle.
Plans and supports solution verification and validation testing.
Identifies and investigates technology developments relevant to assigned models.
Creates formal/informal design reviews, leveraging peer feedback, tracking, and reporting progress to engineering management.
Documents design knowledge to ensure future value to the organization by closing the loop of lessons learned back to New Product Development.
Works with internal and external suppliers in all functions stated above.
Self-starter, able to successfully plan and manage project design and issue resolution.
Broad technical knowledge in the design and engineering sustainment of electrical, electronic, and/or electro-mechanical components and systems.
Experience working on cross functional teams (Hardware, Software, Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Vendors, Production, Sourcing, etc.) in multiple phases of system development, qualification, and product sustainment
Capable of contributing to teams in structured problem solving. Ability to drive root cause identification and corrective action leading to timely resolution.
Able and willing to perform forensic investigation on field failed parts to ideate and identify root causes, to validate assumptions through analytical and empirical methods, turning on and off targeted behaviors.
Creative, innovative problem solving.
Data based decision making / statistical analysis. Knowledge of tolerance stack up calculations.
Experience with FMEA, 8D, and other structured problem solving methods.
Strong analytical skills with an ability to model and predict design performance based on engineering principles.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Strong written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively present information to a variety of internal and external groups.
CAD experience, Solidworks preferred.
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing experience preferred.
Experience with requirements management tools and project management tools preferred
BS in Electrical, Mechatronics, or Systems Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited four-year college or university. Job levels are determined based on a candidate's skills set and experience.
MS in Engineering a plus.
One to three years of design engineering and cross functional project team experience preferred. Engineering level to be determined based on experience.
Project Management Professional (PMP) a plus.
Six Sigma experience a plus.
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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, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental... For full info follow application link.
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.