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Andersen Windows and Doors Quality Technician I, II, III (1st Shift) in Bayport, Minnesota


Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Founded in 1903, Andersen is an international corporation employing more than 8,000 people in locations across North America, with sales worldwide.

Andersen Corporation’s family of brands includes:

  • Andersen®

  • Renewal by Andersen®

  • EMCO®

  • Weiland®

  • MQ™

  • Heritage™


Focus on sustaining Quality Control Activities in the Bayport Window Plant. Verify that quality standards are effectively being used to detect and address non-conforming product to protect the Andersen Brand.


  • Perform Finished Product Audit of production lines and communicates results and expectations to the line to address

  • Verify Quality Control standards and measurement equipment / methods are being used by operators to detect and address non-conforming parts/products

  • Assist in sustaining Critical to Quality workstations and processes via training and providing accept/reject samples

  • Provide daily checks of processes to ensure operating in defined ranges, verify measurement data/routines and reactions to checked data

  • Assist in providing specification reviews, and assist in containment of non-conforming parts

  • Work with Calibration tech to get gauges/measurement devices cycled thru the calibration process

  • Gather information to initiate Corrective Actions requests for supplied or fabricated parts and assist in 5 Why / 4 Step Problem Solving to address.

  • Define and implement robust process controls/error proofing solutions that ensure product conforms to specification and performance standards

  • Work to establish process capability, validate new and current equipment, and identify continuous improvements efforts using DOE, DMAIC, and lean principles 80%+ of time spent in production areas


  • PC Skills – experience entering quality data into QC Gage/SPC system and usage of XYZ Tables/Measurement Equipment

  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word for data entry and editing of documentation for shop floor

  • Use of 5 Why and other Problem-Solving techniques

  • Knowledge of Window Quality specifications preferred

  • Able to lookup drawings and specifications with ability to interpret required measurements from dimensioned prints

  • Experienced Trainer using AMS training techniques (e.g. Tell Show Do Review)

  • Intermediate math aptitude

  • Willingness to provide feedback regarding acceptable quality and expectations to not pass bad product

  • 2- or 4-year degree in Technology/Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years Quality/Mfg. experience
  • Basic knowledge of quality and lean manufacturing principles
  • Basic knowledge of quality systems, SPC and process capability
  • Strong aptitude in process improvement and problem solving

Job: Quality

Primary Location: United States-MN-Bayport

Organization: Andersen Corporation

Job Posting: Sep 14, 2020, 1:02:29 PM

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Req ID: 27088