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Electrical / Controls Engineer I/II

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Location: , MN
Renewal by Andersen
Posting City: Cottage Grove, MN
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Description & Requirements


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.

Renewal by Andersen is seeking an Electrical/Controls Engineer 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?


This position is responsible for providing electrical/controls engineering expertise within the Renewal by Andersen (RbA) team supporting business growth projects.  The ideal candidate for this position is an innovative thinker and has a passion for operational excellence.

  • Provide and/or coordinate detailed quotes/estimates for controls work
  • Write machinery control functional specifications
  • Design the power and control wiring of industrial automation equipment
  • Work with vendors to assure specifications and code requirements are followed
  • Documentation of electrical design changes
  • Conduct machine operational testing during Factory Acceptance Testing and Site Acceptance Testing
  • Project management skills; deliver safe, effective, sustainable, and reliable solutions (Project planning, approval process, equipment specification, budget, preventative maintenance, acceptance plans, design review, safety assessments, capital request)
  • PLC programming and operator screen development
  • Participative team approach to problem solving and root cause analysis with associates, supervisors, maintenance, operations, Value Stream Managers, and peers
  • Support the maintenance and operations team with advanced controls troubleshooting
  • Assess current vs future electrical technology capabilities
  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical drawings for equipment
  • Coach, mentor, and train less experienced staff on technical topics
  • Position may require participation on an on-call, 24/7 controls system support on a rotational basis
  • Travel requirements: Less than 10% for training, corporate visits, and vendor visits
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar field
  • 2+ years of engineering experience preferred with controls/automation systems background
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs (ControlLogix, CompactLogix), motion/servos (Kinetix), variable speed drives (PowerFlex)
  • Visualization/operator interfaces (PanelView and FactoryTalk View Studio ME/SE)
  • Rockwell communications software (RsLinx)
  • Experience with Rockwell Automation RsLogix 500/5000 and Studio5000 programming software
  • Ethernet/Ethernet IP machine-level networking
  • Experience with basic electrical components such as sensors, motors, indicators, circuit protection, etc.
  • Experience reading and creating electrical schematics
  • Knowledge or experience with AutoCAD
  • Proficient in safety system design & troubleshooting; understanding of safety categories
  • Test basic safety and control systems using relays, PLC/HMI programming, VFDs and/or servo motion
  • Proficient in safe work methods (lock out tag out, arc flash)
  • Communicate effectively through written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills
  • Strong aptitude in problem solving, collecting data, performing statistical analyses, and making process improvements through sound, data-driven decisions
  • Comfortable with hands-on work
  • Interest in working in a manufacturing setting
  • Proficient with the use of common electrical testing tools
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Self-motivated and able to learn quickly; being able to work independently and on a team depending on the situation
  • Experience with change management strategies

Experience with ThinClient/ThinManager, robotics (preferably Fanuc), CNC’s, IIoT devices, vision systems, and/or machine to machine connectivity.
Knowledge of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Equipment design experience with UL 508A and NFPA 79
Experience with the National Electric Code (NFPA 70) and workplace electrical safety based on NFPA 70E

Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to work experience, education, geographic location, certifications, etc. In addition to your pay, Andersen Corporation currently offers benefits such as comprehensive health benefits, 401k contribution, paid time off, 8 paid standard holidays, plus 2 floating holidays, a robust employee Wellbeing program, as well as profit sharing (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements).
“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
In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  
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.
Posting City:
Cottage Grove, MN