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Andersen Windows and Doors Materials & Process Engineer – Enterprise Technology in Bayport, Minnesota

Description 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 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. There is something meaningfully different about Andersen. A key to the company’s enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for our customers, for our employees, for the community, and for the environment. We lead the industry because we believe that we can make the world a better place by living up to the promise that everyone benefits from their association with Andersen. ## Description This position is responsible for providing engineering and project leadership for research and development efforts related to materials (eg, wood, adhesives, coatings, sealants, metal, thermosets, corner joining ) and their application processes used across the Andersen Enterprise. By working closely with our partners across the enterprise, this role will not only help improve our existing capabilities, but will also lead material and process development projects in one of our material technical competency areas. Projects may involve cost, quality, and/or performance enhancements. (Travel 5-15%) Job Responsibilities: * Lead material 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 engineered wood and coating technologies * Conduct 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 material related questions, technical training, and/or technical specification development * 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.) ## Qualifications * BS Chemical/ Mechanical/ Materials Science/ Wood 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 in materials development and/or testing * Working knowledge of materials such as wood, metal, coatings, adhesives, sealants, etc. * Experience in the fenestration or related industry * Strong analytical skills and materials analysis experience #LI-LV1 Job: Research and Development Primary Location: United States-MN-Bayport Organization: Andersen Corporation Job Posting: Feb 4, 2021, 5:02:15 PM Unposting Date: Ongoing Req ID: 27854
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