Job Name:
Materials Engineer

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Job Category:
Research and Development

Description & Requirements

Materials Engineer – Coatings or Metals Technology

Research, Development, and Innovation – Enterprise Technology Department

Andersen Corporation

Bayport, MN

Andersen Corporation, the privately held and nationally recognized, leading manufacturer of premium quality windows and doors, has an exciting opportunity for an engineering professional to join our talented research and development team in Bayport, MN (near St. Paul and Stillwater, MN).

There is something meaningfully different about Andersen. A key to the company’s enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for our customers, for our employees, for the community, and for the environment.  We lead the industry because 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.


This position is responsible for materials (paints, stains, metals, or hardware) and their application processes used within the Andersen product portfolio.  By working closely with our commercialization and operation partners, this role will lead material and process development projects in the coatings, metals, or hardware technical competency areas. Projects could involve coatings technology/process development or metals/hardware technology to be implemented at Andersen’s many manufacturing sites.  Objectives will include cost, quality, and/or performance enhancements of product solutions.

(Travel 5-15%)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead coatings, metals, or hardware technology projects and make recommendations to stakeholders and technical leaders as to viability of solutions to meet business needs
  • Test and validate new materials in production
  • Assist with implementation of new processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Work closely with suppliers to influence development of novel solutions
  • Design, analyze, and report on experimental studies and / or new coating technologies
  • Conduct project work and coordinate activities with other engineering teams inside Andersen
  • Consult with cross-functional and other materials teams (sealants, adhesives, glass, wood, composites)
  • Stay abreast of industry technology developments and explore their use in Andersen products
  • Provide technical support for coatings, metals, or hardware questions, technical training, and/or technical specification development
  • Serve as a technical contact for manufacturing partners, internal and external
  • Drive improvement efforts through a solid understanding and application of statistical tools and interpretation of results for effective solutions (i.e., Design of Experiments, process mapping, process capability analysis, Pugh matrix, FMEA, MSA, control plans, etc.)
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS Chemical / Materials Science / or similar Engineering discipline
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Project management experience and experience working with collaborative, cross-functional teams
  • Strong working knowledge of product development principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and make presentations to all levels of the organization
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) as well as statistical software (Minitab, JMP, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years engineering or technical experience working on coatings or metals processes, development, and/or testing
  • Working knowledge of coatings, metals, or hardware and some experience with adhesives, sealants
  • Experience in the fenestration or related industry
  • Strong analytical skills and materials analysis experience

Profit Sharing

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.