Job Name:
Technologist CNC/PLC

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Renewal by Andersen
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Cottage Grove

Description & Requirements

Job Description – Electrical CNC/PLC Technologist I-III


Renewal by Andersen is seeking an Electrical CNC/PLC Technologist 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?


Entry-level, non-engineering role in quality, testing, operations, or other technical support area. Primary focus is on learning to be a key member of a technical team. Work may be in a laboratory, test area, product documentation, information team, manufacturing area or pilot plant. 


  • Presents technical information or proposals to team members
  • Work with engineers/technologists/technicians to develop and evaluate materials, parts, product, or process while offering insights on their improvement. Conduct testing related to materials, parts, product, or process for improvements
  • Ability to provide technical support and services to engineers, maintenance, and operations
  • Perform root cause analysis with other technical employees, suppliers, and outside experts
  • Performs technical support for assigned work area. Develop and report recommendations for
  • improvements to technical issues
  • Coordinate laboratory, field, or pre-production testing
  • Demonstrates how technology can help meet customer requirements
  • Troubleshoot problems with other technical employees, suppliers, and outside experts
  • Prepare and maintain detailed documentation of the respective functional area
  • Will report through the electrical engineering team structure
  • Ensure work is performed in a manner that minimizes downtime
  • Coach, guide, and train less experienced staff on technical topics
  • 2-year technical degree and equivalent combination of formalized technical education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years within automation/electrical field
  • Strong aptitude in process improvement and problem-solving
  • Strong math, science, mechanical and experimental skills
  • Knowledge and ability to interact with Rockwell Automation PLCs and PLC software
  • Hands-on experience with Rockwell Automation motion control applications
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) skills including archiving, restoration and modifying
  • Must be able to read & interpret electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical drawings for equipment
  • Troubleshoot motors-single phase, three phase, and direct current
  • Solid understanding of variable frequency drives (VFD) particularly PowerFlex 520 series
  • Follows all appropriate safety procedures including Lockout/Tag out

·       Position requires after-hours (on-call) control system support for 24/7 production on a rotational basis.  May be waived if working 2nd or 3rd shift.


  • Troubleshoot process automation problems
  • Desired - Experience with CNC platforms and, knowledge of and ability to modify CNC G-code
  • Desired - Fanuc robotics troubleshooting, maintaining and minor modifications

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.