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Manufacturing Engineer (Coatings)

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Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Description & Requirements

A market leader in manufacturing windows and patio doors, Andersen Corporation is recognized internationally for its innovative products. Founded in 1903, the company is privately owned and has a strong history of commitment to its employees, community, and environmental stewardship.  

Manufacturing Engineer I/II
Primary responsibilities in manufacturing are to drive department and enterprise key initiatives through continuous process improvement, improving customer satisfaction, reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and eliminating variation in manufacturing processes. Candidates for this position should have energy and passion to improve both our production and functional processes while leading with integrity. This role will directly support our coatings department, where several large-scale changes are being made to updates our processes and standards to the latest modern technology. Candidates for this role should have a strong technical aptitude, willingness to learn in a hands-on environment and have a strong bias for action.



·       Partner with operations, RD&I, quality, maintenance, and supply chain functions to drive improvements within the value-stream through new process and technology development

·       Develop and execute improvements in alignment with strategic vision of modernizing equipment, people, and processes

·       Support of coatings operations focused on improving Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost

·       Work closely with production supervisors, team leads, and production employees to perform problem solving and root cause analysis

·       Lead continuous improvement projects aligned to lean manufacturing principles

·       Lead cost reductions and yield improvements with delivery partners

·       Utilize sound project management tools for complex projects and key initiatives

·       Improve equipment capability and reliability

·        Identify opportunities for error proofing and implement solutions

·        Respond to day to day production needs such as equipment troubleshooting and quality concerns

·        Manage the design, procurement, and startup of capital equipment projects

·        Partner with ongoing product development team to implement product design changes and line extensions

·        Be highly visible within the value stream to create a safe environment for collaboration

·        Promote a hands on, high involvement approach to problem solving



  • 4 year degree in Engineering (chemical engineering or material science degree preferred)
  • Open to varying levels of experience
  • Equipment procurement experience preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles
  • Strong knowledge of quality systems, SPC and process capability 
  • Positive attitude with a desire to build relationships and serve both our internal and external customers
  • Strong, proactive communicator, effective both 1:1 and in groups


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.

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.