Job Name:
Vacuum Former Operator-0102-P30-3rd

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Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Description & Requirements

Vacuum Former Operator
Pay grade: P30
Cost Center: 0102
Shift:  3rd
Location: Bayport, MN (Fully In-Person)


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

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.


Efficiently produce vinyl exterior covers for Andersen Division’s entire 400 series product.


  • Check Data sheet for proper size & sheet material. 
  • Setup and adjusts equipment to insure spec and quality expectations are met.
  • Complete daily preventative maintenance checks on all parts of the machine. 
  • Set up and adjust mold cutting say.
  • Feed molds to cutter under prescribed methods.
  • Check for proper cooling & heating.
  • Perform changeovers to defined standards to meet product specifications.
  • Work with in Standard work, JBA’s, control plans, work instructions and quality specifications. Work with support staff on keeping standard work documents current and relevant to defined output.
  • Perform changeovers to defined standards to meet product specifications. 
  • Understand the safety needs of the process and work within the parameters defined to protect the equipment, facility and coworkers. 
  • Use measuring tools for managing product quality with in defined parameters of the standard work and quality documentation.
  • Identify problems and implement fixes for common issues with the use of AMS tools and standards for continuous improvement concepts, and work with the support staff, management and maintenance on corrective action to resolve. 
  • Rotate as required through multiple jobs. 
  • Knowledge of product, process and customer’s expectations within the value streams (upstream and downstream of the process).
  • Support and participate in Employee Engagement activities.
  • Support respectful workplace. 
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Vacuum Form Machine Definition 

Vacuum forming machines are used to create molded material out of vinyl. This is done through application of heat onto mold.

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Five years’ experience in Plastics Fabrication
  • Basic computer skills.
  • PIT training / fork license required for some tasks.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, perform tasks requiring repetitive motion and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to read and understand reports and a requirement to cross train on several operations.
  • Strong communication, teamwork, problem solving and leadership skills. ·
  • Dependability/punctuality.

“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 


·   Must be able to stand for 8 hrs

·   Must be able to lift 50 lbs

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.