Job Name:
Packaging Development Engineer

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Location: bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Bayport, MN
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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 packaging material selection, design and documentation to ensure Andersen products are delivered safely and in good condition to the final customer. This role will require strong project management and cross-functional team building skills by working closely with our product design, sourcing, operations and logistics partners. Projects for this role will include leadership and support of new product launches, cost savings opportunities, quality improvements, safety improvements along with sustainable and innovative packaging designs. This role is an enterprise role that will work with all plants across the Andersen network. The level of this position will depend upon qualifications.

(Travel 5-15%)



  • Help define, drive and implement packaging strategies
  • Lead packaging technology projects and make recommendations to stakeholders and technical leaders as to viability of solutions to meet business needs
  • Work closely with design, sourcing, operations and logistics partners to deliver cost-effective solutions that protect the product, deliver manufacturing ready processes and enable efficient delivery
  • Gather and translate voice of customer (internal and external) feedback into packaging requirements

·       Design, test, analyze and report on experimental studies for new packaging solutions

  • Develop advanced testing protocols to replicate the product distribution environment to enable faster cycles of learning and more robust packaging solutions
  • Drive improvement efforts through a solid understanding and application of statistical tools and interpretation of results for effective solutions (ie., Design of Experiments, process mapping, process capability analysis, Pugh matrix, FMEA, MSA, control plans, etc.)


  • BS Packaging/ Mechanical/ Industrial/ Materials Science/ or similar Engineering discipline
  • 3 - 5 years engineering or technical experience working on packaging or product design, materials development and testing
  • 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
  • Quick learner with a high level of ambition and drive
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) as well as statistical software (Minitab, JMP, etc.)


  • 5+ years engineering or technical experience working on packaging or product design, materials development, and/or packaging testing
  • Experienced with 2D & 3D CAD modeling
  • Direct experience in corrugated design and structural analyses.
  • Knowledge of foam and plastics material properties and performance.
  • Familiarity with ASTM and ISTA test procedures specific to packaging performance.
  • Ability to work independently managing multiple projects with varying timelines.


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



• Must be able to lift 35 lbs. 


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:
Bayport, MN