Job Name:
Manufacturing Engineer I/II

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


Renewal by Andersen is a pioneer in the window and door industry, and innovation is a huge part of who we are. Renewal by Andersen Signature Service combines the perfect combination of the best people in the industry, a superior process, and an exclusive product. As such, we take great care in building a team of skilled, passionate Difference Makers, caring for our team members’ personal and professional growth, and celebrating our differences. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people feel respected, valued, and driven to realize their full potential. We always have opportunities for our team members to give back to the causes they’re most passionate about, and as an Energy Star Partner of the Year for many years, Renewal by Andersen is committed to environmental health and sustainability. If you want to be a Difference Maker, Renewal by Andersen is the place for you.




This position is responsible for providing engineering support to a manufacturing line at our Renewal by Andersen location in Cottage Grove, MN.  Primary focus will be on monitoring, controlling, and improving existing manufacturing processes, and to ensure customer and business needs are met. The ideal candidate for this position is an innovative thinker and has a passion for operational excellence.



  • Provide operational technical support for existing applications and processes
  • Utilize effective lean process design techniques to optimize overall manufacturing system performance by providing innovative solutions that integrate within the value stream.
  • Plan, organize, and lead technical aspects of large-scale assignments to successful conclusion
  • Create training tools, documents, and standard operating procedures for production processes ensuring consistent manufacturability
  • Identify causes of process variation utilizing the scientific method and recommend and drive corrective action
  • Drive corrective action through root cause identification and structured problem solving
  • Ensure built in quality by using DMAIC tools: Process mapping, process capability, C&E Matrix, fishbone diagram, FMEA, MSA, DOE, Control Plans
  • Accurately assess ergonomic conditions within the manufacturing environment and provide practical solutions to eliminate ergonomic risk
  • Exhibit persuasiveness to sell continuous improvement ideas to value stream management and delivery partners





  • BS in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or equivalent engineering experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of methodologies associated with project planning and experience working with collaborative cross-functional teams
  • Communicate effectively through written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills


  • 3+ years of engineering experience preferred with mechanical and process improvement aptitude
  • Knowledge and experience with quality systems, statistical process control, process capability and lean manufacturing tools
  • Knowledge of 2D & 3D solid modeling preferred (AutoCad/Inventor)


“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. 



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