Job Name:
Quality Engineer

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Date:
08-Apr-2022
Company:
Renewal by Andersen
Ref #:
1133
Job Category:
Quality
Cottage Grove
MN

Description & Requirements

Renewal by Andersen is united by the common goal of making a difference in the lives of our homeowners, our colleagues, our families, and 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 Project Quality Engineer to help perfect our customer’s experience in upgrading their homes.  Want to join our team?

 

This engineer will be working collaboratively with project teams to deliver new products and assembly capabilities to ensure the delivery of robust solutions that meet the quality promise we make to our customers.  This role will have a significant impact on the profitability of Renewal by Andersen and the experience our customers have through RbA products!

 

Andersen Corporation is a privately held, nationally recognized, and market leading manufacturer of premium quality windows and doors. Renewal by Andersen is the wholly owned Window and Door replacement division of the Andersen Corporation. 

 

OVERVIEW:

This engineering position will provide quality support by working with members of new product development and commercialization teams, and suppliers through the commercialization process. The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual who can ensure that product components and finished product meet expectations, within the project timeline.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Focus is on coordinating and leading all or most activities on comprehensive and technically challenging projects/assignments.  Demonstrates originality in technical work
  • Understands projects/assignments from a corporate standpoint
  • In-depth understanding of the business (ex. customer/market segment) and opportunities in each
  • Incorporates customer perspective when developing solutions
  • Understands concepts of corporate identity and business needs as applied to projects/assignments
  • Projects/assignments are more complex.  Involve multiple variables, greater responsibility, and cross-functional integration.

·       Analyze and develop complex processes.

  • Fully develop multiple concepts relating to satisfying a customer need, and support all viable solutions to arrive at an optimum solution for customers and the corporation.
  • Able to solve complex problems with practical solutions.
  • Take lead role in developing project/assignment plans involving internal and external resources.
  • Capable of leading cross-functional teams having broader less defined initial objective and scope.
  • Manage and direct project/assignment teams involved in multiple, concurrent and sequential development activities.
  • Assign and direct project/assignment personnel to best utilize/develop their skills.
  • Analyze and recommend engineering or design solutions (Root cause analysis, DOE and other appropriate techniques) to product, process, design, or other technical issues.
  • Evaluate impact of proposed product/process changes on other products, materials, strategies, or other technical issues.
  • Able to develop and evaluate complex designs or concepts for which initial inputs are limited.  Responsibilities encompass project/assignment initiation through ramp up and post audit.

·       Approve documentation completed by others.

  • Accountable for all documentation requirements for a functional area

·       Coordinate resolution of customer service issues.

  • Participate in activities such as home shows, visitor events etc. to demonstrate products and lead related discussions.
  • Work with suppliers, specifying and monitoring progress on complex issues.
  • Develop and present reports summarizing technical analysis and business case to peer group and management audiences.
  • Assigns tasks to appropriate team member, including peers.
  • Provide training and assistance on a full range of technical issues to lower level staff on a team and evaluate team member technical skills.
  • Act as “in-charge” lead on large group assignments or in temporary absence of project manager.
  • Participate in activities such as interviewing job applicants, providing input to performance evaluations, etc.
  • Serve as key mentor to less experienced technical employees.
  • Provide technical backup in the absence of supervisor/manager of functional area
  • Works independently on most aspects of work.
  • Receives general direction with occasional work review on other aspects.
  • Works within guidelines established by general practice, precedents and policies.
  • Review of work occurs after the fact.
  • Has considerable latitude in deciding how to accomplish assignments.
  • Effective communications with all levels of internal and external customers and staff.
  • Approves tasks of peers on project/assignment teams.
  • Coordinate project/assignment efforts concerning specific parts or assemblies across several technical areas.
  • Independent presentations to upper management.
  • Independent communication with business partners to resolve technical issues and negotiate items such as priorities and completion deadlines.
  • Has considerable versatility in applying specialized technical knowledge in a wide variety of situations.
  • Possesses knowledge across a wide variety of technologies.
  • Knowledge demonstrates mastery in several technical areas of expertise.
  • Possesses unique or specific knowledge that is frequently sought out by others.
  • Strong understanding of the interrelationship that needs to exist between functional areas the business.
  • Well-developed project management skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS degree in Engineering or Technology
  • 1-3 years experience in a manufacturing, continuous process environment required
  • Functional AutoCad skills, geometric tolerancing
  • Knowledge of PFMEA, quality programs, SPC, process capability and lean manufacturing principles
  • Working knowledge of measurement tools and systems

 

 

CULTURE AND BENEFITS:

“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

 

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.

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