Job Name:
CAD Engineering Supervisor

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Renewal by Andersen
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Job Category:
Research and Development
Cottage Grove

Description & Requirements


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.   

Our Cottage Grove location has an opening for a Supervisor for a talented group of CAD professionals who develop solutions for Non-Standard Product Requests (NSPR).   

This position is responsible for leading a team dedicated to understanding unique customer product needs and determining whether we should produce these units and if so, what specifically needs to be done to provide these unique solutions.  This team is on the forefront of orchestrating customer delight be delivering unique solutions to our unique customers. This leadership position offers a great opportunity to collaborate cross functionally inside of the Andersen Enterprise, lead a highly energetic and talented group of individuals, as well as collaborate externally as we work to meet the many product needs of our expansive retail network.   



·       Provide leadership, coaching and work direction to a team of 5-7 CAD professionals, all dedicated to delivering high quality product solutions. 

·       Lead projects to drive efficiency and optimization of meeting our network needs for non-standard product solutions. 

·       Maintaining adequate team levels to support production and proposing changes to process or structure to effectively resource gaps.

·       Work cross functionally with Quality, RDI, Customer Service and our retailers to gain alignment on strategic goals and how Non-Standard Product Requests fit in.

·       Comfort working in a fast-pace, dynamic work environment.

·       Expected travel <10%.



Minimum Qualifications 

·       Bachelor’s Degree in the Engineering/Science field or equivalent in Computer Aided Design.

·       5+ years of experience in 2D/3D CAD, Product Design, Research and Development, or Process Engineering.

·       0 - 2 years of people leadership or equivalent experience leading high performing teams.

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·       Knowledge of design specification and documentation methods.

·       Self-motivated with strong intellectual curiosity.

·       Working knowledge in 2D & 3D solid modeling (AutoCad/Inventor preferred).

Strongly Desired Qualifications 

·       BS in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science or equivalent engineering experience

·       7+ years Engineering experience in both product and process design

·       2+ years of people leadership or equivalent experience leading high performing teams

·       Experience in process improvement efforts (i.e. kaizen, etc.)

·       Working knowledge of lean sigma

·       Proficiency in project management methodologies (PMBOK), With demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion both independently and leading a team

·       Proficient in 2D & 3D solid modeling (AutoCad/Inventor preferred)


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be primarily located in an open office environment with cubicles; and manufacturing plants. The use of personal protective equipment such as hearing protection and steel toed shoes is required.  Frequent communication via email, phone, Teams, and in person visits are a core function of this job.   There is flexibility in this role, however, and a hybrid work environment can be accommodated if desired by the candidate. 

Our Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: 

Renewal by Andersen is firmly committed to fostering a culture where everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected.   At Andersen, we value individual differences and leverage those unique capabilities and perspectives to better understand our customers and grow our business.  Andersen is a participant in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion initiative.    

It’s an exciting time to be an engineer and leader at Andersen. Andersen offers employees a benefits package that includes paid parental leave, and health, life, and disability insurance.



Profit Sharing

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.

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.