Job Name:
Electrical Engineer

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Renewal by Andersen
Posting City: Cottage Grove, MN
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Job Category:
Campus, Engineering
Posting City:
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

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

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

·       Experience reading electrical schematics

·       Knowledge or experience with AutoCAD or Mechanical Desktop

·       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

·       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

·       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



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

In 2023, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriateProfit 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