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Quality Engineer

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Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Description & Requirements

We are looking for a Quality Engineer to join our composites processing support team at Andersen’s Bayport, MN facility.  The primary focus of the Quality Engineer position will be to contribute to quality assurance department activities and quality control policy adherence for Bayport manufacturing processes.  Other areas of focus include: develop standardized processes, drive continuous improvement, improve customer satisfaction, reduce waste, increase efficiency, audit, measure and monitor our production processes ensuring product conformance to specification.



·        Drive corrective action through root cause identification and structured problem solving. Perform root cause analysis to find sources of variation and process problems and use DMAIC tools to resolve them.


·        Interface with Product Design, Product Engineering, Tooling Design and other business partners on the design for manufacturability, process capability and production builds of new product or product revisions.


·        Support the development of quality systems, programs, training tools, documents and standard operating procedures for critical to quality production processes ensuring consistent manufacturability of extruded components.


·        Preparation and execution of quality control plans, including the review of specifications, tolerances, capabilities and preparation of necessary supporting documentation and justification.


·        Part Submission Warrant (PSW) requests and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submittals.


·        Lead containment activities when reactive issues arise and ensure all customer issues (CAPA’s, etc.) are addressed, filed, and documented in a timely manner.


·        Participate and lead regular weekly conference call in meetings with our internal and external customers to be informed of communications on current issues as well as proposed changes


·        Use Statistical Process Control to identify out-of-control conditions and define control plans to reduce process variation.


·        Support continuous improvement activities and lean manufacturing implementations.


·        Develop gauges and other tools for assessing conformance of manufactured parts to engineering specifications.


·        Maintain the Extrusion Non-Conforming Material (NCM) processes ensuring the database is complete and accurate. Develop training tools and train other team members to use the non-conformance processes.



  • BS (4 year) degree in Engineering, Technology, or similar field
  • Knowledge of quality programs, SPC, process capability and lean manufacturing principles
  • Able to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and standards
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to present and articulate quality programs, continuous improvement methodologies and problem-solving techniques in a clear, concise, and logical manner
  • Ability to gather and analyze data through statistical techniques: perform and analyze process capability studies
  • Experience implementing process control charting
  • Usage of computer software tools, such as Excel or Minitab, to analyze data to detect trends and abnormalities
  • Good organization, prioritization, and project management skills
  • Desire to continue to grow and develop personally


“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.