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Experienced Engineer - Plant Process

21001658 Requisition #

Be part of a highly innovative group of engineers where it’s about the products we create and the customers that we serve. Our engineering team is hiring for a talented experienced plant process engineer who has the desire to expand his/her engineering skillset.


Who Is Pella Corporation?

Pella Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of windows and doors in North America; as a leader in technology and product innovation, Pella has been awarded more than 150 product and design patents.  And the team at Pella is as committed as ever to continuing the company's proud heritage of building innovative windows and doors.


At Pella, we want to help you find what makes you an extraordinary team member. That’s why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development.


Our national brand is supported by 8,000+ team members at 17 manufacturing sites and 80+ sales branches across the country who are dedicated to serving our customers with Pella Passion — a way of being that inspires us to go above and beyond for each other, our customers, and our communities. Pella Passion has guided our actions for 95 years and will carry us forward as we capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail in our work and our lives. 


Role Summary:

This experienced engineer has responsibilities across all phases of assigned engineering projects to ensure the objectives of quality, time, and cost are met.  Prepares project schedules and reviews cost estimates, compiles required cost and equipment information, and acquire funding.  Responsible for effective communication of engineering information among team members.  Follows the structure of the Pella Project Management, Safety, Continuous Improvement and Quality Systems throughout project execution.  Investigates problems and requirements of projects and develops plans for solutions in line with economic, personnel, and environmental considerations.


Essential job duties and responsibilities for this experience engineer includes the following:

  • Improve, update, and modify manufacturing processes to deliver safety, quality, customer service, and productivity objectives
  • Track and monitor key project metrics to ensure short and long-term expectations are met. 
  • Receive direction from the Plant Engineering Team Leader and/or other members of the plant management staff. 
  • The scope of influence of this position spans manufacturing, engineering, product development, Lean, Quality, IT, material and machine vendors 
  • Influential leadership skills are necessary
  • The ability to effectively present information, defend a position and address concerns
  • Understand and apply safe practices in line with Pella’s safety policies

Essential job qualifications for this experienced engineer includes the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Math, or relevant Science
  • 3+ years combined engineering experience
  • Problem-solver who has the ability to proactively navigate and seek knowledge  
  • Experience in manufacturing mass customization of durable goods a plus
  • Responsible for ongoing development of technical and leadership competencies
  • Experience in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement a plus
  • Experience with troubleshooting Equipment, both mechanically and integration with Manufacturing Systems.
  • Team player who possesses strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Minimal travel, but may be required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook, Solid Edge and AutoCAD. Microsoft Project is preferred



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualifications, physical demands and work environment characteristics listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.



Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law

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