2023 Early Career Rotation Program Associate - Engineering

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

Job Title:       

Early Career Rotational Program Associate - Engineering


This is a national rotation program. At least one rotation will be completed at the Global Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Other rotation locations include but are not limited to: Vista, CA; Statesville, NC; Klamath Falls, OR, and Dallas, TX.

Reports to:

Assigned Manager in Engineering


Tentative Start Date:

June 12, 2023




The JELD-WEN Early Career Rotational Program empowers talented new graduates to explore different roles and specialties in one of six strategic business areas. This position is focused on the Engineering business area. The program offers rotations through the various aspects of Engineering in order to enhance and grow awareness of how Engineering drives business priorities. The program also provides over 200 hours of professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities to grow participant’s future leadership potential. Upon completion of the two-year program, successful participants will be selected for critical roles within the JELD-WEN Global Engineering team. 


During this two-year rotational program, participants will move through four, six-month rotations all within the Global Engineering function. Each rotation provides the opportunity to learn and experience a different aspect of the employee lifecycle, and develops greater awareness of the interactions between employees, leaders, organizational culture, and engineering teammates. The program’s goal is to build a pipeline of Engineering talent who understand and are exposed to multiple aspects of this discipline. Potential Engineering rotations include: 


  • Product Sustaining Engineering  
  • Automation Engineering 
  • Research & Development (R&D) Engineering 
  • Continuous Improvement Engineering
  • Plant Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental/Automation Fiber/Equipment & Diesel Engineering



Examples of opportunities that Rotational Associates have received in the past are:


  • Manage projects start to finish such as getting quotes, assigning work and managing people to meet deadlines, being at site for assembly to give direction and guidance, handling logistics and delivery issues.
  • Gain experience with high-speed servo applications and variable frequency drives.
  • Design, plan, and execute experiments to improve process performance and build fundamental understand of key process variables.
  • Garner a basic understanding of environmental regulations impacting JELD-WEN operations.
  • Use statistical software such as Minitab to run data analysis and garner info on variation, CPK values, etc.
  • Create and update engineering drawings for doors and windows.
  • Perform testing, validation and reliability analysis to minimize risk and achieve a high level of quality assurance.
  • Be readily available on the plant floor to answer questions about machines, productivity, output, maintenance and serve as a role model that operators can go to with complaints about machines, etc.
  • Contribute to test plans, equipment development, installations and procurement.
















  • Bachelor’s degree (expected graduation date Winter 2022 or Spring 2023) in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated work ethic and detail-orientation 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Ability and willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment and produce high-quality work 
  • Collaboration and teamwork 
  • Leadership experience and relationship-building skills 


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Relevant internship or previous experience in Engineering or a corporate environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 



  • Housing expenses covered for rotations outside of Charlotte
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • Medical Plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Eight Paid Holidays a Year
  • Disability Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance




JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte