Job Name:
Electrical Technologist/Engineer I

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Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Renewal by Andersen
Posting City: Cottage Grove, MN
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Posting City:
Cottage Grove

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.


Role in the electrical technical support area. Primary focus is on learning to be and contributing as a key member of a technical team supporting plant production. This position will work with operations, maintenance, quality, and engineering teams to resolve production downtime, identify root causes, and investigate, develop, and test machine and process improvements.


Troubleshoot problems and perform root cause analysis with other technical employees, suppliers, and external expert

  • Develop and implement improvements to technical issues on machines and processes
  • Ability to provide technical support and services to engineers, maintenance, and operations
  • Prepare and maintain detailed documentation of the respective functional area
  • Ensure work is performed in a manner that minimizes downtime
  • Coach, guide, and train less experienced staff on technical topics

·     Position may require after-hours (on-call) control system support for 24/7 production on a rotational basis


  • 2-year technical degree or equivalent combination of formalized technical education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years within automation/electrical field
  • Troubleshoot process automation problems
  • Strong aptitude in process improvement and problem-solving
  • Knowledge and ability to interact with Rockwell Automation PLCs and PLC software
    • Opening programs, connecting online, online troubleshooting, Uploading, Downloading, making small programming changes and edits
  • Must be able to read & interpret electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical drawings for equipment


  • Rockwell Automation motion control applications
  • Fanuc robotics troubleshooting, maintaining, and minor modifications
  • CNC application troubleshooting, programming, and maintaining


“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 2023, 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