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Research and Development Engineer III - (21271)

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This position is responsible for providing design engineering expertise for product development projects, with a focus on platform design. This role will be responsible for the product design, testing, and development for projects and initiatives related to Andersen Division product lines. Projects may involve design of new capabilities, features, or options, cost, quality, and performance enhancements of product lines. The candidate must demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills, problem-solving ability, the ability to positively influence teams, and strong technical writing / presentation skills.  Additional responsibilities include technical documentation, technical presentations, PLM, production support, certification support, and participation in quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives. The individual will be a member of the RDI New Product Development Team within the Andersen Division, requiring collaborative interaction with management, external customers, manufacturing, marketing, finance, sales, service, packaging engineering, materials engineering, and code and regulatory affairs.

This role will require the following:
  • Demonstrate initiative as design lead for large scale projects with functional emphasis
  • Initiate technical work based on business priorities and project timelines
  • Active in designing, analyzing and reporting on experimental studies and/or information technologies
  • Bring innovative ideas for new products, systems, or organizational processes
  • Use knowledge from several disciplines to solve problems with technical conflicts
  • Develop a broader business perspective of customer needs and business profitability
  • Develop “win-win” strategies for the business and its customers
  • Build strong internal networks with other technical experts
  • Conclusions and recommendations are viewed as significant input for technical and business directions
  • May operate in a lead capacity
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong aptitude in process improvement, problem solving, and project management
  • Strong understanding of relevant methodologies and tools (e.g. SPC, ERP, MDMAIC)
  • Strong knowledge of lean, manufacturing, business, and quality systems
  • Product design experience including 2D and 3D CAD
  • 5-10 years of engineering or technical experience required
  • 4 year degree in Engineering or Technical or equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering degree
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong design experience
  • Understanding of product development life cycle
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks and effectively perform work to completion
Research and Development
Bayport, MN US
Andersen Corporation
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