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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
Des Moines, IA US
Andersen Corporation
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