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Manufacturing Engineer II - (21754)

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Andersen Corporation

A market leader in manufacturing wood windows and patio doors, Andersen Corporation is recognized internationally for its innovative products. Founded in 1903, the company is privately owned and has a strong history of commitment to its employees, community and environmental stewardship. Andersen markets products throughout North America and in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


On the cutting edge both in technology and in people-oriented programs, we experience very low turnover, a great working environment, and an excellent benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package.


Andersen Corporation has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer at our Luray, Virginia location. This position is responsible for coordinating and leading all or most activities on comprehensive and technically challenging projects/assignments while demonstrating originality in technical work.

  • Understands projects/assignments from a corporate standpoint.
  • In-depth understanding of the business (ex. customer/market segment) and opportunities in each.
  • Incorporates customer perspective when developing solutions.
  • Understands concepts of corporate identity and business needs as applied to projects/assignments.
  • Projects/assignments are more complex.
  • Involve multiple variables, greater responsibility, and cross-functional integration.
  • Analyze and develop complex processes.
  • Fully develop multiple concepts relating to satisfying a customer need.
  • Support all viable solutions to arrive at an optimum solution for customers and the corporation.
  • Able to solve complex problems with practical solutions.
  • Take lead role in developing project/assignment plans involving internal and external resources.
  • Capable of leading cross-functional teams having broader less defined initial objective and scope.
  • Manage and direct project/assignment teams involved in multiple, concurrent and sequential development activities.
  • Assign and direct project/assignment personnel to best utilize/develop their skills.
  • Analyze and recommend engineering or design solutions (Root cause analysis, DOE, other appropriate techniques) to product, process, design, or other     
  • Evaluate impact of proposed product/process changes on other products, materials, strategies, other technical issues.
  • Able to develop and evaluate complex designs or concepts for which initial inputs are limited.
  • Responsibilities encompass project/assignment initiation through ramp up and post audit.
  • Approve documentation completed by others.
  • Accountable for all documentation requirements for a functional area
  • Coordinate resolution of customer service issues.
  • Participate in activities such as home shows, visitor events etc. to demonstrate products and lead related discussions.
  • Work with suppliers, specifying and monitoring progress on complex issues.
  • Develop and present reports summarizing technical analysis and business case to peer group and management audiences.
  • Assigns tasks to appropriate team member, including peers.
  • Provide training and assistance on a full range of technical issues to lower level staff on a team and evaluate team member technical skills.
  • Act as “in-charge” lead on large group assignments or in temporary absence of project manager.
  • Participate in activities such as interviewing job applicants, providing input to performance evaluations, etc.
  • Serve as key mentor to less experienced technical employees.
  • Provide technical backup in the absence of supervisor/manager of functional area
  • Works independently on most aspects of work.
  • Receives general direction with occasional work review on other aspects.
  • Works within guidelines established by general practice, precedents and policies.
  • Effective communications with all levels of internal and external customers and staff.
  • Approves tasks of peers on project/assignment teams.
  • Coordinate project/assignment efforts concerning specific parts or assemblies across several technical areas.
  • Independent presentations to upper management.
  • Independent communication with business partners to resolve technical issues
  • BS in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Has considerable versatility in applying specialized technical knowledge in a wide variety of situations
  • Possesses knowledge across a wide variety of technologies
  • Knowledge demonstrates mastery in several technical areas of expertise
  • Possesses unique or specific knowledge that is frequently sought out by others
  • Strong understanding of the interrelationship that needs to exist between functional areas the business
  • Well-developed project management skills.
Luray, VA US
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