Job Name:
Electrical Engineer

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Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Renewal by Andersen
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Cottage Grove

Description & Requirements


There is something meaningfully different about Renewal by Andersen. A key to the company’s enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for customers, for employees, for the community and for the environment.

Renewal by Andersen’s highly collaborative, yet richly challenging culture has enabled people like you to develop more products in the past five years than in the past 100. Let your curiosity lead you to create new processes and materials to take windows and doors to the next generation. At Renewal by Andersen, you build something lasting…your career. Are you ready to become an Electrical Engineer at Renewal by Andersen?

At Andersen, Orange is how we describe a spirit that drives us to imagine what’s possible. Our commitment at Andersen is to have an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees feel respected, valued and driven to realize their full potential. Whether in product development, our manufacturing processes, sales programs and services, the relationships we build—with our customers, our communities and each other—we see possibility everywhere, every day and use our collective talents to make it happen. We hope you’ll accept our invitation to Be Orange, Be You at Andersen.

Imagine working for America’s premier replacement window manufacturer, Renewal by Andersen. The 700,000 Sq ft. climate-controlled facilities in Cottage Grove, MN are an amazing place with advanced manufacturing technology, warm, welcoming, and fun work environment, privacy rooms for new mothers, prayer/ meditation rooms along with an outstanding benefit and compensation plan. This combined with the Andersen history and culture creates an outstanding opportunity for you to join a great organization! 


This position will focus on resolving any automation issues and leading moderately sized projects/assignments during either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift production operations.  Increase shift differential compensation is available for working full or partial, 2nd or 3rd shifts.


·       Positions in this job family are predominantly involved in conceiving, creating, evaluating, implementing, and continuously improving Andersen Corporation products and manufacturing processes

·       Provide control system support to automated production lines

·       Assist maintenance technicians with additional troubleshooting

·       Train, mentor and encourage electromechanical technicians in troubleshooting, minor PLC modifications, electronic safety devices, and safe work methods

·       Utilize problem solving skills to determine and address root cause as needed

·       Lead and implement moderate machine program modifications as required for safety, quality, or productivity improvements

·       Revise electrical schematics as needed

·       Maintain electrical documentation for production machinery (schematics, bill of material, PLC/HMI programs, device configurations)

·       Follow company procedures and specifications

·       Ensure quality & safety standards are met; report unsafe conditions, accidents, or injuries per Andersen’s safety policy.

·       Evaluate technology sufficient to meet improvement project requirements

·       Complete electrical portion of corporate safety assessments as needed

·       Position requires after-hours (on-call) control system support for 24/5 production on a rotational basis.  May be waived if working 2nd or 3rd shift.


·       Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience

o   An experienced automation technician (without a degree) well versed in Rockwell Automation devices and software will be considered based on their experience level and background.

·       Minimum 3 years’ experience within programmable automation

·       Experience with basic electrical components such as sensors, motors, indicators, circuit protection, etc.

·       Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs (ControlLogix, CompactLogix), motion/servos (Kinetix), variable speed drives (PowerFlex)

·       Visualization/operator interfaces (PanelView, FactoryTalk View Studio ME and/or SE)

·       Rockwell communications software (RsLinx)

·       Ethernet/Ethernet IP machine-level networking

·       Experience with Rockwell Automation RsLogix 500/5000 and Studio5000 programming software

·       Experience reading electrical schematics

·       Knowledge or experience with AutoCAD or Mechanical Desktop

·       Proficient in safety system design & troubleshooting; understanding of safety categories

·       Proficient in safe work methods (lock out tag out, arc flash)

·       Design and test basic safety and control systems using relays, PLC/HMI programming, VFDs and/or servo motion

·       Design in equipment reliability and maintainability features

·       Discrete manufacturing

·       Partner with internal teams or outside vendors to resolve/improve automated equipment

·       Self-motivated and able to learn quickly; being able to work independently and on a team depending on the situation

·       Solicit and incorporate ideas from others

·       Shows an understanding of engineering and scientific methodologies and their successful application at an intermediate level of technical application.

·       Understands and applies methodologies associated with project planning

·       Communicates with vendors (i.e., to coordinate quotes, prototypes, and production plans)

·       Demonstrates ability to effectively apply acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities to a variety of assignments within a moderate range of technical difficulty

·       Good oral and written communication skills


·       Experience with robotics (preferably Fanuc)

·       Experience with CNC’s

·       Knowledge of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

·       Knowledge of UL508A industrial control panels & NFPA79

·       Fenestration / Window product knowledge a plus


Andersen is 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 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 and 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

·       8,000+ 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.

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.