Job Name:
Industrial Engineer 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 Industrial Engineer at our Cottage Grove, MN location.

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?

PURPOSE: This position is responsible for providing Industrial Engineering support to Project teams and to the Renewal by Andersen Enterprise by driving the process of continuous improvement and the design of integrated systems of people, equipment, & materials. The ideal candidate for this position is an innovative thinker and has a passion for operational excellence.

This role is located at our Renewal by Andersen facility in Cottage Grove, MN.


• Utilize effective lean process design techniques to optimize overall manufacturing system performance by providing innovative solutions that integrate within the value stream

• Assess current & future capacity requirements by utilizing marketing forecasts, value stream mapping, and capacity planning methodologies

• Identify causes of process variation utilizing the scientific method and recommend corrective action

• Implement effective material flow concepts and pull systems with special attention to parts presentation to improve manufacturing productivity

• Partner with supply chain and operations teams to leverage efficient process methods & perfect utilization of labor

• Partner with operations, RD&I, quality, maintenance, and supply chain functions to drive improvements within the value-stream

• Introduce new perspectives on existing solutions to continuously improve production and material flow processes.

• Teach and coach problem solving methodologies that drive to identifying root cause

• Accurately assess ergonomic conditions within the manufacturing environment and provide practical solutions to eliminate ergonomic risk

• Exhibit persuasiveness to sell continuous improvement ideas to value stream management and delivery partners. Demonstrates the ability to communicate technical information in a confident & respectful manner. Act as a Lean leader and change advocate


• Act as facilitator to direct work teams in the design of lean processes

• Mentor developing engineers, interns, and team members


• 4-year degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Engineering Technology

• 3-10 years of Industrial Engineering experience

• Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing principals

• Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

• Proven experience in collaborating with and influencing cross functional groups across enterprise

• Communicate effectively through written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills

• Strong experience in building and maintaining relationships

• Experience with change management strategies

• Ability to travel related to projects may be required up to 25%

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 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


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.