Job Name:
Manufacturing Project Engineer I/II/III

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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


Renewal by Andersen is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer at our Cottage Grove, MN location.

Renewal by Andersen is united by the common goal of making a difference in the lives of our homeowners, our colleagues, our families, and in the communities we serve. We believe that we can make the world a better place by living up to the promise that everyone benefits from their association with Andersen. We wake up every day, inspired to push the status quo and continuously set a new standard in the home improvement industry by solving today’s most challenging problems and continuously redefining what it means to deliver a World Class Homeowner Experience. Renewal by Andersen is looking for an accomplished, driven, and collaborative candidate to help perfect our customers’ experience in upgrading their homes. Want to join our team?


This position will be working as a manufacturing engineer supporting a large capacity expansion project at our Renewal by Andersen location in Cottage Grove, MN. Primary focus will be project based and will include manufacturing system design, procurement of capital assets, installation and start-up of the complete manufacturing system.


  • Lead and/or support project teams on the successful commercialization and start-up of new fabrication equipment and processes.
  • Interface with design, product engineering, supply chain, and other business partners on the design for manufacturability, process capability of new product or extensions.
  • Provide recommendations regarding the viability of developed design solutions that relate to new or current processes.
  • Facilitate cross-functional team meetings, kaizens, and Process System Design events.
  • Ensure built in quality by using DMAIC tools: Process mapping, process capability, C&E Matrix, fishbone diagram, FMEA, MSA, DOE, Control Plans.
  • Develop specifications to procure production equipment and/or complete production lines.
  • Partner with the Safety Teams to ensure all new or modified processes meet or exceed corporate safety requirements.
  • Create training tools, documents and standard operating procedures for production processes ensuring consistent manufacturability.
  • Introduce new perspectives on existing solutions to continuously improve production and material flow processes.
  • Provide operational technical support for existing applications and processes


  • BS in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or equivalent engineering experience
  • 3-5+ years of engineering experience preferred with mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of methodologies associated with project planning and experience working with collaborative cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lean manufacturing principals
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively through written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience with quality systems, statistical process control, process capability and lean manufacturing tools
  • Knowledge of 2D & 3D solid modeling preferred (AutoCad/Inventor)
  • Travel requirements may be up to 25%, primary location Cottage Grove, MN.


Our vision is to make the world a better place by living up to the promise that everyone benefits from their association with Andersen. We’re 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 of 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 & 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
  • 10,000 employees and career opportunities nationwide


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