Job Name:
Engineering Technician II/III

General information

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

Description & Requirements

Renewal by Andersen is seeking an Engineering Technician at our Cottage Grove, MN location.


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

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.


This position is responsible for providing technical support to the manufacturing organization 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
  • Work with operations, quality, engineering, and maintenance to solve issues using root cause problem solving tools
  • Troubleshoot problems with other technical employees, suppliers, and outside experts
  • Drive corrective action through root cause identification and structured problem solving
  • Create training tools, documents, and standard operating procedures for production processes
  • Provide training, instruction, and guidance to production associates
  • Partner with the Safety group to ensure all new or modified processes meet or exceed corporate safety requirements
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities and events
  • Accurately assess ergonomic conditions within the manufacturing environment and provide practical solutions to eliminate ergonomic risk
  • Offer assistance/mentor for less experienced technical employees
  • Conduct testing related to introducing product improvements into the manufacturing process
  • Responsible for supporting the implementation and stabilization of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)


  • 2-year degree in technical field or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing principals
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively through written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of 2D & 3D solid modeling preferred (AutoCad/Inventor)
  • Some travel may be required, primary location Cottage Grove, MN
  • 5+ years of experience preferred with mechanical aptitude


“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance 

Health Savings Account contributions 

Paid holidays plus PTO 

401(k) plan & contributions 

Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities 

Charity contributions 

Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects 

** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners 

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.