Job Name:
Ongoing Product Development Engineering Lead/Supervisor

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Renewal by Andersen
Posting City: Cottage Grove, MN
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Job Category:
Engineering, Research and Development
Posting City:
Cottage Grove

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.


The Ongoing Product Development Engineering Lead/Supervisor located in Cottage Grove, MN is a key role within the Renewal by Andersen Research Development and Innovation (RD&I) Team.  

The Engineering Lead/Supervisor will execute more complex product development projects with little supervision in addition to providing technical direction to the team.  The Lead/Supervisor will have direct supervision over other design engineers and/or CAD designers and technicians.  The Lead/Supervisor will not only have a strong relationship with and work closely with operations, but will also collaborate with senior and peer managers, external suppliers, manufacturing, quality, marketing, finance, sales, service, packaging engineering, materials engineering, legal, and code and regulatory.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute product design projects fulfilling both project leader and product design roles.
  • Provide technical coaching (project planning & execution, problem solving, mechanical design analysis, test plan design, results analysis) to direct reports.
  • Identify and deliver product design support and solutions targeted at business growth and operational excellence in safety, quality, delivery, and cost in the manufacture of window and door products.
  • Create positive momentum on teams and deliver results (projects, tasks, people development).
  • Establish and nurture an environment conducive to high levels of morale, employee satisfaction, and performance.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of inputs in situations where limited standardization and data exists.
  • Able to manage projects and provide detailed coaching on managing projects – ensuring success criteria are defined and delivered upon and creating and adhering to detailed timelines.
  • Act as a liaison to coordinate and manage enterprise RD&I initiatives.
  • Provide support to cross-functional initiatives.


  • BS in mechanical engineering or equivalent mechanical engineering experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in R&D design experience
  • Experience in and passion for leading and developing a high-performance team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies with demonstrated ability to drive product development projects to completion
  • Self-motivated with strong intellectual curiosity
  • Knowledge of Product Development Process (PDP), design specification and documentation methods
  • Expected travel of <10%  


“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