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Manufacturing Quality Engineer - Strategic Projects

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Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Quality Engineer

Andersen is a place of vibrant energy and innovation. These innovations are part of a well-defined roadmap to seize opportunities ahead.

There has never been a more exciting time to be in Quality at Andersen. It isn't our history that makes us an industry leader. It's our commitment to innovation. We're constantly setting new standards for windows and doors that raise the bar for the entire industry. Being around since 1903 means we haven't just seen where the industry's been—we guide where it's going.



Responsible for delivering robust quality control strategies and solutions to strategic projects across the enterprise. These solutions will align with the requirements defined in the Andersen Corporate Quality Manual, product drawings/specifications, and Hallmark/NFRC requirements.


Overall Purpose of the Role:

To be a valued member of a highly skilled cross-functional team that is able to successfully implement Andersen’s most strategic projects and create an environment for our employees to succeed. As a member of this team, you will own the quality work content specific to each project. This work content includes capital budget creation, quality control strategy design – plan for every workstation, equipment validation, plant infrastructure, and Quality Management System development.



·        Capital budget creation

·        Identifying and sourcing measurement tools, error proofing solutions, and Industry 4.0 technology

·        Identifying critical to quality items using process FMEA techniques, customer feedback, and current state analysis

·        Ability to work with RD&I and equipment vendors on product tolerances, specification, and datum strategies

·        Supplier PPAP’s

·        Quality Management Development – Focused on creating Governing Procedures for sites that are compliant to Andersen’s Corporate Quality Manual and third-party requirements such as NFRC and WDMA.

·        Delivering plant infrastructure needs – Quality Lab, Test Wall, measurement and software systems

·        Process validation plan creation

·        Process validation completion at vendor and at Andersen

·        Create quality control strategy (plan for every workstation) – Using value stream mapping tool to identify high risk workstations

·        Conduct a variety of quality studies such as Gage R&R, Capability, and DOE

·        Promote and practice the use of Andersen’s Management System (AMS) for continuous improvement such (process map, process capability, C&E matrix, fishbone diagram, FMEA, MSA, DOE, Gage R&R, control plan).

·        Uses participative team approach to problem solving and root cause analysis with Associates, Supervisors, Maintenance, Value Stream Managers, Materials Management, R&D and peers.

·        Utilizes sound project management tools such as PMBOK for complex projects and key initiatives. 

·        Collaborates with delivery partners to determine appropriate projects of focus, using available data from observation, queries, process data, and working partner input.

·        Demonstrates continued personal growth and development.

·        Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with R&D, Operations Management and other Business Partners in order to include Policy Deployment goals/metrics that will further the elimination of variation and drive continuous improvement. 

·        Promotes Total Costs and Lean Manufacturing principles, with a focus on creating value and eliminating waste. 



  • Minimum of a BS/BA degree in Engineering, Technology or Management or equivalent training and expertise. 
  • 3-5 years of Engineering experience
  • Background in Quality Engineering or Engineering discipline. 
  • Knowledge of quality programs and initiatives, SPC and process capability, and lean manufacturing principles. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate, both written and verbal to all levels within the organization and externally, to suppliers and customers. 
  • Flexibility to travel, as projects require, could range from 25 - 75%, depending on project scope. 


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 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.