Job Name:
Process Development Engineer Lead

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Date:
31-Jan-2024
Company:
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Bayport, MN
Ref #:
4681
Job Category:
Engineering, Research and Development
Posting City:
Bayport
State:
MN

Description & Requirements

ANDERSEN CORPORATION

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.

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.

SUMMARY:

Want to be a part of the team that is taking thermoplastics and composites to the next level? Andersen is looking for an experienced engineer to join our exciting and rewarding thermoplastic composites and process development research and development team! Be a core member of the team that develops and evaluates new or existing thermoplastic materials and process technologies for Andersen’s extensive portfolio of products.

In this position, you would be responsible to lead research and development efforts for projects enhancing our thermoplastic blending, compounding and extrusion processes. This role would also have the potential to lead a team of engineers by providing strategic direction, identifying projects in collaboration with operations, prioritizing projects based on business value, organizing stakeholder updates, and facilitating objectives and key results planning for team. Individual or team projects may involve enhancing existing processes, improving quality, reducing cost, reducing waste, stabilizing processes, and/or investigating, developing, and commercializing new thermoplastic processing technologies. A large component of this role is to apply and coach the scientific method to assess and build confidence in feasible technical solutions. In addition, you will act as the voice of the thermoplastic process development technical area to the business, operations, and product teams.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Proficiency in Andersen thermoplastic processes: Blending, compounding, and extrusion

• Serve as a process development engineer lead in the Thermoplastics and Extrusion Development (TED) group with a focus on thermoplastic related processes around blending, compounding and extrusion.

• Provide leadership and strategic technical direction to process development team.

• Establish and sustain robust and collaborative relationships with key partners and suppliers.

• Facilitate opportunity identification in collaboration with operations.

• Maintain priority alignment in collaboration with operations and product teams.

• Facilitate process development team OKR planning and provide progress updates to leadership.

• Lead and manage projects through stage-gate project management process.

• Lead and manage innovation projects while driving progress regardless of ambiguity.

• Collaborates with operations to help develop scope, scale, and strategy of ambiguous innovation projects.

• Gain alignment with leadership on innovation project proposals

• Use a science-based approach and tools to solve complex technical problems with practical solutions (i.e., Design of Experiments, process mapping, process capability analysis, Pugh matrix, FMEA, MSA, control plans, etc.)

• Work independently and collaboratively on most aspects of work, only requiring general direction with occasional work review.

• Create and execute test plans, along with writing test reports to capture Andersen knowledge.

• Stay abreast of industry technology developments and explore their use in Andersen products and processes.

• Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with all levels internal and external customers

• Travel as needed. Up to 20% travel.

 QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

 MUST HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:

• B.S. Materials Science, Mechanical, Chemical, or similar Engineering degree with 8-10 years’ experience

• Cross-functional project management experience with preference to process development experience.

• Experience in strategy development and deployment

• Self-motivated with a strong technical curiosity and ability to handle ambiguity and the fuzzy front end of innovation projects.

• Ability to navigate shifting priorities.

• Passion for ambiguity and innovation

• Excellent oral and written technical communication skills.

• Demonstrates strong scientific and data-based approaches to problem solving.

• Passionate about building and sustaining relationships with our internal and external customers and suppliers

NICE-TO-HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience in thermoplastic processes such as blending, compounding, and extrusion.

• Prior supervisory experience preferred.

• Experience in FEA simulation boundary condition development, interpretation of results, and calibration

• Proficiency in statistical analysis (such as design of experiments) along with statistical software

• Mechanical aptitude and a willingness to be hands on

CULTURE AND BENEFITS:

“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 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.

We are 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.

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Posting City:
Bayport, MN