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Why You Should Work Here

Our vision is to make the world a better place by living up to the promise that everyone benefits from their association with Andersen. We’re committed to making a difference through challenging ourselves each day, recognizing and rewarding success, taking pride in our work and honoring a legacy built on doing the right thing. There is great respect for life outside work so that you can bring your best self to work.

We are committed to demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation of our similarities and differences so that each employee can realize his/her potential and we exceed our customers’ expectations.

Job Description

Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair all production equipment in a timely manner to control downtime costs.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot and repair all mechanical functions, mechanical drive units, industrial hydraulic and pneumatic powers, plumbing architectures, PLC’s and ladder diagrams, AC and DC circuits, electrical sensors and switches, motor controls and servo controllers, safety circuits which include E-stops, light curtains, floor mats, safety relays and safety switches. PC knowledge for upgrading troubleshooting and machine functions via touch screen controls and machine operation software (including G-code & M-code Programming)
  • Knowledge and use of hand tools and machine shop equipment, the proper use of all test equipment used to perform all Multi-trade repairs of production equipment as well as dust collection and material handling equipment (pallet lifts and fork trucks).
  • Evaluate equipment for any repairs, enhancements, or upgrades and complete work as needed.
  • Complete preventative maintenance tasks as scheduled, and document finished work.
  • Contact vendors, order parts, and keep inventory of replacement parts on hand for all equipment.
  • Machine implementation including, rigging, leveling, facilities (air, hydraulics, dust collection and safety) along with testing and modifying as needed to prepare machine for production.
  • Fabrication and installation of all needed fixturing, guarding and any machine parts needed. This included one or more of the following: design, layout, sheet metal work, welding, machine shop work, carpentry and painting.
  • Work with Management to schedule and complete requested work.
  • Repair of pneumatic drills and screw guns, routers, saw motors and bearing assemblies for lineal slides and spindles.
  • Assist in the deployment of TPM objectives.
  • Autonomous Maintenance (AM) support and documentation
  • Give production employee’s direction on proper activities to be performed during AM. Pass on work needed to next shift of Technicians.

Minimum Years of Experience

Ability to trouble shoot and resolve problems related to PLC and electromechanical aspects of manufacturing equipment. Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic problems. Ability to troubleshoot under pressure on all lines of production and be able to prioritize the repairs. Ability to read prints including mechanical, fluid power, electrical, and building prints. Ability to properly use testing equipment including (electrical, mechanical and fluid power). Be able to support production by yourself and be self-motivated. Strong communication skills. Possess excellent analytical skills, data interpretation. Broad knowledge of PLC ‘s and electrical principles. Broad knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics. Knowledge of plumbing, machine piping, HVAC and central dust collection. Knowledge and use of hand, power, shop tools and equipment associated with the position. Knowledge of safety practices such as lockout/tagout and proper use of PPE. 2 year degree or equivalent. 5 years experience in related fields. Be able to work alone as well as in a team environment. Be familiar with panel building and machine building practices and techniques.

Salary or Hourly Rate



As an innovative and industry-leading organization, we think of benefits more broadly. From your health care to your work environment, to your development and quality of life, we think beyond basic benefits to provide a total rewards package including, but not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development & tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • A culture that supports work-life balance
  • An environment where collaboration is key
  • Volunteer opportunities – on company time
  • Environmentally conscious business decisions
  • 10,000 employees and career opportunities nationwide

Application Information

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About Company
Renewal by Andersen is the window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation. Since opening our first store in Minnesota in 1995, we have rapidly grown to more than 100 markets in the U.S.

9900 Jamaica Avenue South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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