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Manufacturing Engineer I/II

Andersen Corp.
life insurance, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), profit sharing
United States, Minnesota, Cottage Grove
Jun 04, 2023

Description & Requirements

Job Description - Manufacturing Engineer I or II


Renewal by Andersen is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer at our Cottage Grove, MN location.

Renewal by Andersen is united by the common goal of making a difference in the lives of our homeowners, our colleagues, our families, and in the communities we serve. We believe that we can make the world a better place by living up to the promise that everyone benefits from their association with Andersen. We wake up every day, inspired to push the status quo and continuously set a new standard in the home improvement industry by solving today's most challenging problems and continuously redefining what it means to deliver a World Class Homeowner Experience. Renewal by Andersen is looking for an accomplished, driven, and collaborative candidate to help perfect our customers' experience in upgrading their homes. Want to join our team?


This position is responsible for providing engineering support to our Operations partners at our Renewal by Andersen location in Cottage Grove, MN. Primary focus will be on monitoring, controlling, and improving existing manufacturing processes, and to ensure customer and business needs are met.


  • Provide operational technical support for existing applications and processes
  • Utilize effective lean process design techniques to optimize overall manufacturing system performance by providing innovative solutions that integrate within the value stream.
  • Plan, organize, and lead technical aspects of large-scale assignments to successful conclusion
  • Create training tools, documents, and standard operating procedures for production processes ensuring consistent manufacturability
  • Evaluate impact of proposed product/process changes on other products, materials, strategies, or other technical issues
  • Partner with the Safety group to ensure all new or modified processes meet or exceed corporate safety requirements
  • Identify causes of process variation utilizing the scientific method and recommend and drive corrective action
  • Accurately assess ergonomic conditions within the manufacturing environment and provide practical solutions to eliminate ergonomic risk
  • Exhibit persuasiveness to sell continuous improvement ideas to value stream management and delivery partners
  • Drive corrective action through root cause identification and structured problem solving
  • Ensure built in quality by using DMAIC tools: Process mapping, process capability, C&E Matrix, fishbone diagram, FMEA, MSA, DOE, Control Plans


  • BS in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or equivalent engineering experience
  • 3+ years of engineering experience preferred with mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of methodologies associated with project planning and experience working with collaborative cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lean manufacturing principals
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively through written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience with quality systems, statistical process control, process capability and lean manufacturing tools
  • Knowledge of 2D & 3D solid modeling preferred (AutoCad/Inventor)
  • Some travel may be required, primary location Cottage Grove, MN


Our vision is to make the world a better place by living up to the promise that everyone benefits from their association with Andersen. We're committed to making a difference through challenging ourselves each day, recognizing and rewarding success, taking pride in our work and honoring a legacy built on doing the right thing. There is great respect for life outside of work so that you can bring your best self to work.

We are committed to demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation of our similarities and differences so that each employee can realize his/her potential and we exceed our customers' expectations.

As an innovative and industry-leading organization, we think of benefits more broadly. From your health care to your work environment, to your development and quality of life, we think beyond basic benefits to provide a total rewards package including, but not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development & tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • A culture that supports work-life balance
  • An environment where collaboration is key
  • Volunteer opportunities - on company time
  • Environmentally conscious business decisions
  • 10,000 employees and career opportunities nationwide
In 2023, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.
Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Posting City:
Cottage Grove, MN