Job Name:
Electro/Mechanical Technician I/II - Weekend Shift

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN, MN
Renewal by Andersen
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Cottage Grove, MN

Description & Requirements


1 - 1st Shift - Wednesday-Saturday 4x10 schedule 

1 - 1st Shift - Sunday-Wednesday 4x10 Schedule



To maintain, troubleshoot, and repair all production equipment in a timely manner to control downtime costs.   


  • Troubleshoot and repair all mechanical functions, mechanical drive units, industrial hydraulic and pneumatic powers, plumbing architectures, PLC’s and ladder diagrams, AC and DC circuits, electrical sensors and switches, motor controls and servo controllers, safety circuits which include E-stops, light curtains, floor mats, safety relays and safety switches. PC knowledge for upgrading troubleshooting and machine functions via touch screen controls and machine operation software (including G-code & M-code Programming)

  • Knowledge and use of hand tools and machine shop equipment, the proper use of all test equipment used to perform all Multi-trade repairs of production equipment as well as dust collection and material handling equipment (pallet lifts and fork trucks).

  • Evaluate equipment for any repairs, enhancements, or upgrades and complete work as needed.

  • Complete preventative maintenance tasks as scheduled, and document finished work.

  • Contact vendors, order parts, and keep inventory of replacement parts on hand for all equipment.

  • Machine implementation including, rigging, leveling, facilities (air, hydraulics, dust collection and safety) along with testing and modifying as needed to prepare machine for production.

  • Fabrication and installation of all needed fixturing, guarding and any machine parts needed. This included one or more of the following: design, layout, sheet metal work, welding, machine shop work, carpentry and painting.

  • Work with Management to schedule and complete requested work.

  • Repair of pneumatic drills and screw guns, routers, saw motors and bearing assemblies for lineal slides and spindles.

  • Assist in the deployment of TPM objectives.

  • Autonomous Maintenance (AM) support and documentation

  • Give production employee’s direction on proper activities to be performed during AM.  Pass on work needed to next shift of Technicians.


  • Work with engineering to implement design changes of equipment, jigs, and fixturing for enhancement, upgrades or replacements.

  • Work with IT Department for production equipment that is being implemented into our MES 

  • Assist with building maintenance equipment/issues as needed.

  • Work with engineering on new plant layouts/ moving of equipment, and additions of equipment.

  • Work with external contractors as needed, in both production and other related areas of the plant.

  • Support MES with help of IT department as needed for hardware/ software issues

  • Additional duties as assigned.

  • Ability to trouble shoot and resolve problems related to PLC and electromechanical aspects of manufacturing equipment.

  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic problems.

  • Ability to troubleshoot under pressure on all lines of production and be able to prioritize the repairs.

  • Ability to read prints including mechanical, fluid power, electrical, and building prints.

  • Ability to properly use testing equipment including (electrical, mechanical and fluid power).

  • Be able to support production by yourself and be self-motivated.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Possess excellent analytical skills, data interpretation.

  • Broad knowledge of PLC ‘s and electrical principles.

  • Broad knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics.

  • Knowledge of plumbing, machine piping, HVAC and central dust collection.

  • Knowledge and use of hand, power, shop tools and equipment associated with the position.

  • Knowledge of safety practices such as lockout/tagout and proper use of PPE.

  • 2 year degree or equivalent.

  • 5 years experience in related fields.

  • Be able to work alone as well as in a team environment.

  • Be familiar with panel building and machine building practices and techniques.

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, 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.

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:

  • Working Environment: Clean, Indoor, 700k+ sqft, Climate Controlled Facility
  • Tools Provided
  • Stability: Fixed Shifts
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development & tuition reimbursement opportunities (encouraged continued education)

  • Career Advancement Opportunities with our Rapidly Growing Company
  • 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

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.