Early Career Rotation Program 2024 - Engineering

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Early Career Rotation Program 2024 - Engineering to join our growing team.



              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 multiple 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


WHAT YOU’LL DO          

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 2023 or Spring 2024) 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
  • Internship or work experience


  • 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






About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 

JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit jeld-wen.com.

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte