Job Name:
Materials Engineer

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Location: Bayport, MN, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Job Category:
Engineering, Research and Development
Posting City:
Bayport, MN

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.
This position is responsible for materials (paints, stains, metals, or hardware) and their application processes used within the Andersen product portfolio.  By working closely with our commercialization and operation partners, this role will lead material and process development projects in the coatings, metals, and hardware technical competency areas. Projects could involve coatings technology/process development or metals/hardware technology to be implemented at Andersen’s many manufacturing sites.  Objectives will include cost, quality, and/or performance enhancements of product solutions.

 (Travel 5-15%)



  • Lead coatings, metals, or hardware technology projects and make recommendations to stakeholders and technical leaders as to viability of solutions to meet business needs
  • Test and validate new materials in production
  • Assist with implementation of new processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Work closely with suppliers to influence development of novel solutions
  • Design, analyze, and report on experimental studies and / or new coating technologies
  • Conduct project work and coordinate activities with other engineering teams inside Andersen
  • Consult with cross-functional and other materials teams (sealants, adhesives, glass, wood, composites)
  • Provide technical support for coatings, metals, or hardware questions, technical training, and/or technical specification development
  • Serve as a technical contact for manufacturing partners, internal and external
  • Drive improvement efforts through a solid understanding and application of statistical tools and interpretation of results for effective solutions (i.e., Design of Experiments, process mapping, process capability analysis, Pugh matrix, FMEA, MSA, control plans, etc.)


  • BS Chemical/Materials Science/ or similar Engineering discipline
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Project management experience and experience working with collaborative, cross-functional teams
  • Strong working knowledge of product development principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and make presentations to all levels of the organization
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) as well as statistical software (Minitab, JMP, etc.)


  • 3+ years engineering or technical experience working on coatings or metals processes, development, and/or testing
  • Working knowledge of coatings, metals, or hardware, and some experience with adhesives and sealants
  • Experience in the fenestration or related industry
  • Strong analytical skills and materials analysis experience
Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to work experience, education, geographic location, certifications, etc. In addition to your pay, Andersen Corporation currently offers benefits such as comprehensive health benefits, 401k contribution, paid time off, 8 paid standard holidays, plus 2 floating holidays, a robust employee Wellbeing program, as well as profit sharing (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements).
“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.