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Product Development Specialist - Minnetonka, MN

Location:  Minnetonka, MN, US, 55345
Company:  Oldcastle Architectural



Job ID:  127122


Anchor Wall Systems, is the leading developer and licensor of concrete wall and hardscape systems. Anchor Wall Systems works with manufacturer licensees in the United States and more than 20 other countries to provide Anchor’s hardscape solutions to the local landscape and retail customer. We hold more than 70 U.S. and international patents.


Product Development Specialist Overview


The Product Development Specialist will be responsible for Anchor Wall Systems Color Technology development and execution, with an additional focus on color material formulations and applications. This position will also support licensed manufacturers in planning and executing production of Anchor Wall Systems products to meet Anchor Wall Systems specifications.


Job Responsibilities


  • Support production of Anchor Wall Systems products and technologies
  • Lead and document the development of color formulations with our vendor
  • Knowledge of spray equipment and technologies
  • Support licensees in planning production runs, including consultation on mix designs and materials
  • Attend production runs, providing management and line workers with manufacturing assistance
  • Identify opportunities for efficiency and quality improvements to ensure repeatability of successful production runs
  • Keep updated on color trends, influencers, and color combinations that can be used on new or existing products
  • Collaborate with business units to determine performance criteria for coatings and recommend other product improvement initiatives
  • Document procedures for work instructions and reports
  • Additional duties as assigned




  • 3+ years manufacturing related experience and/or training
  • Knowledge of concrete products (preferable)
  • Up to 50% travel
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Follow company safety regulations
  • Proficient in MS Office


Physical Environment


  • Manufacturing environment
  • Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical part, fumes or airborne particles
  • Noise level moderate to high in plant environment


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Anchor Wall Systems is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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