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Manufacturing Engineer II at Andersen Windows in Des Moines, IA

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Andersen Corporation is seeking an experienced and motivated Manufacturing Engineering professional for its Engineering II position in Des Moines, Iowa. Qualified applicants will have a degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3-5 years of experience in tool design, machine design, process/work station design, and have prior experience in the specification and maintenance of punching and machining processes for high volume production.

Applicants with a demonstrated track record of cross-functional team collaboration and experience in the areas described below are encouraged to apply for this exciting and important role in our organization.


  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • 3-5 years prior experience in tool design, machine design, process and workstation design. Experience in punching and machining technologies preferred.

  • Experience in the specification and control of shop floor automation and PLC's.

  • Experience in CAD modeling: AutoCAD, Inventor or SolidWorks, or equivalent experience required.

  • Versatile with demonstrated mastery of technical expertise across a wide variety of assembly and fabrication processes.

  • Lean Manufacturing Experience: Familiar with making business cases and justifying cost savings projects based upon labor and/or manufacturing efficiency improvements using Lean techniques.

  • Six Sigma Experience: Skilled at data-based problem-solving techniques, familiar with the principles of Six Sigma and leading Six Sigma projects.

  • Experienced user of Microsoft office products including: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Access.

  • Knowledge of: statistics, blue print and specification interpretation including the application of GD&T, part measurement & inspection, measurement system analysis, capability analysis, machine certification studies, control plans, operator instruction creation and maintenance, time-motion studies including rated stopwatch observations.


  • Immediately capable of taking a lead role in developing project plans involving internal and external resources.

  • Ability to create detailed plans, set goals, track progress, and reach deadlines without breaking commitments.

  • Able to manage directly assigned projects along with multiple concurrent and sequential activities.

  • Capable of leading cross-functional teams, leading discussions and ensuring essential communication is maintained.

  • Able to work independently without direct oversight.

  • Able to follow prescriptive Andersen and Storm Door Division policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and an ability to find creative solutions that meet the needs of the organization.


  • Good people skills: Able to communicate and work well with others at all skill levels.

  • Effective communicator with internal and external customers and staff.

  • Able to lead others on projects and assignments when necessary.

  • Able to mentor and train others in each area of their expertise.

  • Creates technical reports that summarize analysis and detailed findings to peer group and management audiences.

  • Must be comfortable in making independent presentations to peers and upper management.

  • Able to independent communicate with business partners to resolve technical issues.


  • Documents, archives and logs many details related to manufacturing concepts and decisions.

  • Self-accountable to all documentation requirements for each assigned activity.

  • Able to take meeting minutes and to track action items.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurance

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid holidays

  • 401(k) plan

  • Professional development

  • Tuition reimbursement


  • A culture that supports work-life balance

  • An environment where collaboration is key

  • Volunteer opportunities – on company time

  • Training & career progression

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