Job Name:
Electrical Engineering Technologist I-III - Weekend, RbA

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN, MN
Renewal by Andersen
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Job Category:
Engineering, Manufacturing (RbA)
Cottage Grove, MN

Description & Requirements

Electrical Technologist I-III, Weekends

Renewal by Andersen is seeking an Electrical Technologist at our Cottage Grove, MN location. This position will report through the Electrical Engineering team structure supporting weekend plant operations. The core hours for this role are Saturdays and Sundays 5am-5pm; the other hours are negotiable.

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?


Role is in the electrical technical support area. Primary focus is on learning to be and contributing as a key member of a technical team. This position will work with operations, maintenance, and engineering teams to resolve production downtime, identify and communicate root causes, and investigate, develop, and test product and process improvements. Work may be in a laboratory, test area, product documentation, information team, manufacturing area or pilot plant. 


  • Troubleshoot problems and perform root cause analysis with other technical employees, suppliers, and outside experts
  • Ability to provide technical support and services to engineers, maintenance, and operations
  • Presents technical information or proposals to team members
  • Performs technical support for assigned work area.
  • Develop and report recommendations for improvements to technical issues
  • Coordinate laboratory, field, or pre-production testing
  • Demonstrates how technology can help meet customer requirements
  • Prepare and maintain detailed documentation of the respective functional area
  • Ensure work is performed in a manner that minimizes downtime
  • Coach, guide, and train less experienced staff on technical topics
  • Work with engineers/technologists/technicians to develop and evaluate materials, parts, product, or process while offering insights on their improvement.
  • Conduct testing related to materials, parts, product, or process for improvements
  • Position may require after-hours (on-call) control system support for 24/7 production on a rotational basis.


• 2-year technical degree or equivalent combination of formalized technical education and experience
• Minimum of 5 years within automation/electrical field
• Strong aptitude in process improvement and problem-solving
• Strong math, science, electrical, and experimental skills
• Troubleshoot process automation problems
• Knowledge and ability to interact with Rockwell Automation PLCs and PLC software

 Opening programs, connecting online, online troubleshooting, uploading, downloading, making small programming changes and edits
• Hands-on experience with Rockwell Automation motion control applications
• Human Machine Interface (HMI) skills including archiving, restoration and modifying
• Must be able to read & interpret electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical drawings for equipment
• Troubleshoot motors-single phase, three phase, and direct current
• Solid understanding of variable frequency drives (VFD) particularly PowerFlex 520 series
• Follows all appropriate safety procedures including Lockout/Tag out
• Troubleshoot process automation problems
• Desired - Fanuc robotics troubleshooting, maintaining and minor modifications


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 work so that you can bring your best self to work.

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

·      7,000+ employees and career opportunities nationwide

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.