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Engineering Specialist

*Please note that this position can sit in any of Pella Corporation's manufacturing sites*


This person will be a member of a cross-functional engineering team focused on the development and implementation of products, processes and tooling to build windows, doors, and related accessories.


  • Demonstrates the “Pella Total Competitiveness System” through projects associated with growth, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
  • Leads and/or participates in continuous improvement efforts and 3P events.
  • Develops estimates for time, cost, and quality for projects.
  • Designs, specifies and/or modifies specialty tooling, fixtures, and machines.
  • Promotes safety through design and actions.
  • Applies advanced computer skills such as CAD, (both 2-D and/or 3-D systems), and Solid Edge in the development and design of both machine & product components and or systems.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Oracle MP2, Thrive, Agile and has an aptitude to learn as technology evolves.
  • Communicates specifications and key issues with external vendors on material or equipment purchases. 
  • Confirms that material and equipment purchases are according to specifications through statistical run-off of equipment and appropriate material and component testing.
  • Performs logical reasoning such as the methodical debugging of equipment or assembly lines to ensure most productive and cost effective manufacturing systems are operational.
  • Implements capital projects from the preparation of appropriation requests to installation of equipment.
  • Overtime, odd hours, and occasional travel are required.



Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred; and six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Word, Excel, Power Point, CAD 3 D Modeling, Oracle, Thrive, Agile, and Solid Edge


Class “B” electrical license, and lift truck license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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