Job Name:
Electrical Engineer II/III

General information

Location: North Branch, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Job Category:
North Branch

Description & Requirements

Electrical Engineer

There is something meaningfully different about Andersen. A key to the company’s enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for customers, for employees, for the community and for the environment.

Andersen’s highly collaborative, yet richly challenging culture has enabled Engineers like you to develop more products in the past five years than in the past 100. Let your curiosity lead you to create new processes and materials to take windows and doors to the next generation. At Andersen, you build something lasting…your career. Are you ready to become an Engineer at Andersen?

PURPOSE: This position will focus on leading large-scale projects/assignments and/or playing the key technical role in multiple projects/assignments requiring an exceptionally high level of unique expertise for the entire Andersen enterprise. 


Primary Roles & Responsibilities

  • Controls Engineering Design Resource;
    • Perform Electrical / Controls / PLC Engineering design work
    • Evaluate Controls / Electrical / PLC Engineering solutions to problems
    • Write Machinery Control functional specifications
    • Documentation of Electrical Design changes
  • Capital Equipment / Equipment Project Support;
    • Assist in the development and writing of electrical/controls functional specifications
    • Communicate Electrical Specs/Standards to prospective suppliers
    • Communicate and verify documentation requirements met
    • Evaluate technology sufficient to meet specifications
    • Complete Electrical Portion of Safety Assessments,
    • Create electrical/controls support plans for new equipment
  • Create modifications to and maintain electrical standards and specifications (Safety, documentation, wiring practices)
  • Ability to Evaluate Controls / PLC Technology for applications within our plant   
  • Provide and/or coordinate detailed quotes/estimates for Controls / PLC Engineering work
  • Provide and/or coordinate Budgetary Quotes/Estimates for Electrician work
  • Able to Design / Modify / Debug Control PLC Systems that use the plant standard
    • Technology/Software Packages (*See list)
  • Familiar with NEC, NFPA79, and NFPA70E and other local and national codes that need to be met for electrical equipment.
  • Travel requirements:  Up to 25%

*Enterprise Controls PLC Engineering Standard Technology / Platforms/Software

  • RS Logix 5/500/5000 Ladder Logic
  • RSView
  • Factory Talk View Studio
  • DirectSoft
  • RSNetworx     RSLinx
  • Variable Freq Drive (VFD) Configuration/Specification
  • ServoDrive Configuration/Specification
  • Autocad to draw Wiring Diagrams
  • Safety Circuitry Redundancy and Monitoring
  • EN954 Cat 1-4
  • Sensor Application and Specification
  • LAN and Network Configurations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ·       4-year Engineering degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • ·       Extensive experience in complex projects/assignments impacting corporate-wide interests and long-term business goals.
  • ·       Possesses distinguished level of knowledge often acquired by completing an advanced academic degree or equivalent specialized training.
  • ·       Recognized company-wide expert in one or more areas of technical work.

Culture and Benefits:

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 while 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

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.