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Andersen Windows and Doors Coatings and Metals Engineer in Bayport, Minnesota


Andersen Corporation, the privately held and nationally recognized, leading manufacturer of premium quality windows and doors, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineering professional to join our talented research and development team in Bayport, MN (near St. Paul and Stillwater, MN).

At Andersen, Orange is how we describe a spirit that drives us to imagine what’s possible. Our commitment at Andersen is to have an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees feel respected, valued and driven to realize their full potential. Whether in product development, our manufacturing processes, sales programs and services, the relationships we build—with our customers, our communities and each other—we see possibility everywhere, every day and use our collective talents to make it happen. We hope you’ll accept our invitation to Be Orange, Be You at Andersen.


This position is responsible for providing engineering and product leadership for research and technology efforts related to metals, corrosion, and coatings. Projects could involve metal coatings and new technologies development to be implemented at Andersen’s many manufacturing sites. Objectives will include cost, quality and/or performance enhancements of coatings solutions. (Travel 5-15%)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead coatings and metals 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 coatings technologies
  • Conduct coatings project work and coordinate activities with other engineering teams inside Andersen
  • Consult with cross-functional and other materials teams (sealants, adhesives, glass, composites)
  • Stay abreast of industry technology developments and explore their use in Andersen products
  • Provide technical support for coatings and metals questions, technical training, and/or technical specification development
  • Serve as a coatings and metals 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/ Mechanical/ Materials Science/Metallurgy or similar Engineering discipline

  • Experience working on coatings or metals processes, development, and/or application 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

  • 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 processes, development, and/or testing

  • Working knowledge of coatings, metals, or corrosion and some experience with adhesives, sealants, laminations, or films

  • Experience in the fenestration or related industry

  • Strong analytical skills and materials analysis experience


Job: Engineering

Primary Location: United States-MN-Bayport

Organization: Andersen Corporation

Job Posting: Dec 2, 2020, 4:25:59 PM

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Req ID: 27184