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Materials and Process Engineer

Andersen Corporation
Bayport, Minnesota, United States (on-site)
14 days ago

Description

Materials and Process Engineer

Research, Development, and Innovation – Enterprise Technology

Andersen Corporation, the privately held and nationally recognized, leading manufacturer of premium quality windows and doors, has an exciting opportunity for an engineering professional to join our talented research and development team.

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.

Description

This position is responsible for materials (paints, stains, adhesives, sealants) and their application processes used within the Andersen product portfolio.  By working closely with our design and operation partners, this role will lead material and process development projects in various technical competency areas with a focus on coatings. Projects will involve technology/process development to be implemented at the Dubuque manufacturing facility. Objectives will include cost, quality, and/or performance enhancements of product solutions.

 (Travel 5-15%)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead coatings, adhesives, or sealants 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
  • Lead or heavily contribute to projects going through stage-gate project management process
  • Conduct project work and coordinate activities with other engineering teams inside Andersen
  • Consult with cross-functional and other materials teams (glass, wood, composites)
  • Stay abreast of industry technology developments and explore their use in Andersen products
  • Provide technical support for materials 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.)

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS Chemical/Materials Engineering or 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.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years engineering or technical experience working on coatings or metals processes, development, and/or testing
  • Working knowledge of coatings, and some experience with adhesives or sealants
  • Experience in the fenestration or related industry
  • Strong analytical skills and materials analysis experience

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.

Profit Sharing

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 66897090
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Bayport, Minnesota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Andersen Corporation
  • Position Title: Materials and Process Engineer
  • Job Function: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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