Job Name:
Maintenance Tech II (1st Shift)

General information

Location: , IA
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Des Moines, IA
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Job Category:
Engineering, Maintenance, Manufacturing

Description & Requirements


At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Newsweek recognized Andersen as one of “2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

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. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity. We are named as a Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity 2022.”

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference at Andersen.


  • Troubleshoot and repair all mechanical functions, mechanical drive units, industrial hydraulic and pneumatic powers, plumbing architectures, AC and DC circuits, electrical sensors and switches, motor controls and servo controllers, safety circuits which include E-stops, light curtains, floor mats, safety relays and safety switches.
  • Use appropriate tools to replace components, make adjustments and calibrate machinery, to resolve issues and restore equipment to operating condition quickly and efficiently.
  • Understand and participate in TPM initiatives, also assist in the deployment of TPM objectives
  • Understanding and performing preventive maintenance on all machinery, getting these done in a timely fashion, and document finished work.
  • Proficient at reading electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and prints.
  • Evaluate equipment for any repairs, enhancements, or upgrades and complete work as needed. - Perform and understand plumbing, and basic carpentry.
  • Perform welding and painting tasks.
  • Assure that all equipment is guarded.
  • Follow all lockout tagout procedures.
  • Work in a safe manner and follow all safety polices.
  • Participate in and sustain 5S activities.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and spare parts.
  • Working with departments on (CIP) Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Assist with hazardous waste management.
  • Perform furniture and equipment moves when needed.
  • Good working knowledge of HVAC systems.
  • Working knowledge of electrical test equipment to measure current voltage and resistance. * Understand Hipot and Meggar meters.
  • Working knowledge and be able to repair pneumatic drills, screw guns, routers and saw motors.
  • Perform fabrication and installation of fixturing, guarding and any machine parts needed; this includes some of the following: design, layout, sheet metal work, welding, machine shop work, carpentry and painting.
  • Work with engineering to implement design changes of equipment, jigs and fixturing for enhancement upgrades or replacements.
  • Working knowledge and being able to troubleshoot all mechanical functions, mechanical drives units, industrial hydraulics and pneumatic powers, AC and DC circuits, electrical sensors and switches, motor and controls and servo system controllers, safety circuits, light curtains, safety relays and safety switches.

  • Work with engineering to implement design changes of equipment, jigs, and fixturing for enhancement, upgrades or replacements.
  • Work with IT Department for production equipment that is being implemented.
  • Work with engineering on new plant layouts/ moving of equipment, and additions of equipment.
  • Work with external contractors as needed, in both production and other related areas of the plant.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

  • 2- year degree or equivalent and/or 5 years’ experience in a related field
  • PC knowledge for upgrading troubleshooting and machine functions via touch screen controls and machine operation software.
  • Advanced maintenance skills: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, machine piping, HVAC and dust collection.
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic problems.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical, fluid power, building, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and prints.
  • Broad knowledge of PLC’s and electrical principals.
  • Ability to properly use testing equipment including (electrical, mechanical and fluid power).
  • Knowledge and use of hand, power, shop tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety practices such as lockout/tagout and proper use of PPE.
  • Basic reading and math skills
  • Possess excellent troubleshooting, reasoning, analytical problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to be a licensed lift equipment operator
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Be able to work alone as well as in a team environment.
  • Physical ability to perform job duties
  • Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision
  • Understanding of related safety policies and procedures

  • Work Pace Type: Task Defined - The work pace will be determined differently depending on material being built.
  • Overtime: Occasionally workers will be required to work overtime


“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. 



  • Must be able to stand for 10 hrs
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, etc.

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:
Des Moines, IA