Sheet Metal Fabricator - Press Brake Operator - 3rd shift

Tennant is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for industrial and commercial markets, with more than $820 million in annual revenues. With a vision to become a global leader in water-based sustainable cleaning and other technologies, Tennant creates innovative solutions, such as our ec-H2O products, that are changing the way the world cleans.

Tennant employees work to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Tennant is a company that cares about what it's doing, and the sustainability of its products, and works every day to develop new solutions that clean exceptionally well, but don't damage the environment. Employees of Tennant Company work with a spirit of Stewardship. Very simply, Stewardship is a filter for our actions and decision-making, as we strive to leave things in better condition than when we found them.

The Sheet Metal Fabricator will work 3rd Shift from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Sunday through Thursday, and is primarily responsible for safe set up and operation of multiple fabricating processes while achieving and maintaining established quality and efficiency standards.


* Sets up and operates Cincinnati CNC press brakes, CNC Mazak, Trumpf and/or Amada lasers.

* Runs Manual sheet metal machines.

* Operates in a team environment to achieve department goals in productivity, safety, 5s and continuous improvement.

* Operates additional machines or process steps internal to primary to machine cycle times.

* Performs cutting and/or shaping metal from raw form into usable parts for Assembly or Aftermarket needs.

* Process is semi-repetitive utilizing machinery, tooling, and fixtures for set up, and requiring some minor troubleshooting and adjustment to complete assigned tasks.

* Utilizes equipment and measurement tools to drive part accuracy within print tolerances and minimize Quality Notifications and Scrap.

* Understands and participates in continuous improvement activities.

* Performs other duties as assigned


* Ability to perform basic metal fabrication processes – cutting, forming and punching.

* Ability to properly use measure equipment (i.e., caliper, tape measure, height gauge, plug gages, combination square, and protractor)

* Ability to read and understand basic engineering drawings (blue prints).

* Ability to understand and follow method layouts and process notes on routings (work order)

* Ability to navigate production reporting.

* Ability to use basic hand tools, inspection gauges and related equipment

* Strong math skills (count, add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals)

* Competent in interpreting production orders, prints and method layouts to determine the use of fixtures and proper work procedures

* Familiar with metal finishing techniques and metal finishing equipment

* Able to differentiate between hot and cold rolled, and stainless steels


* Requires standing 90% of shift

* Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, and lifting with arms extended

* Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. Average part weighs 5 - 15 lbs

* Requires good manual dexterity


* Hearing and vision protection required in all areas

* Safety shoes required in all areas

* Exposure to oil, grease, dust, metal particles, sparks, sharp edged materials


* Exposed to hazards/risks that require body protection (gloves, pants, steel toes, sleeves, safety glasses, etc.).


* 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.

* 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.


* High School Diploma/GED Equivalent required

* Technical degree OR a minimum 6 months related Sheet Metal Fabrication experience

* Previous press brake operating experience required. Prefer Cincinnati experience.

* Must be able to obtain a fork lift license through Tennant Co

* History of continuous improvement within previous positions

* Two years general sheet metal training or two years vocational training in sheet metal or related field preferred.

* Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

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.