Plant Manager

Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Craigsville, WV, US, 26205

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Plant Manager to join our growing team.


The Opportunity

As a Plant Manager, you will be responsible for direct reports and managing all plant operations. This position has the overall responsibility for production at their respective manufacturing facility.  You will also drive JELD-WEN’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives in direct support of JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement for their respective product line. You will report directly to the Regional Operations Director.


This is an onsite role and is based in our Craigsville, WV facility.


What You Will Do

  • Directs and manages all plant operations in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Coordinates all plant activities by working with Production and Departmental Managers to ensure that total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner using LEAN manufacturing processes.
  • Develops, controls, plans, and implements the plant budget to maximize profits by utilizing SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives.
  • Implements cost effective systems of control over operating expenditures, manpower, wages, and salaries, and manages capital asset/improvement projects.
  • Establishes and monitors overall plant performance for safety, production, and quality standards, working closely with CI Managers and CI and Safety Teams.
  • Controls and minimizes labor overtime, premium freight, and repair expenses.
  • Maintains existing plant facilities and equipment; replaces or submits requests for   adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary and as needed. Works with the VPO, R&D, and/or Engineering in developing specs for same.
  • Works closely with R&D and other JELD-WEN Administrative Support Departments in testing and implementing new materials and product lines.
  • Coordinates plant and production activities through strategic planning with Group Plant Managers and the VPO, to ensure that total manufacturing objectives are aligned in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and KPI’s.
  • Oversees the implementation of safety and preventative maintenance programs, incorporating and driving safety procedures and plant cleanliness as a priority.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization with applicable Process Engineering personnel, to ensure production processes are fluid, efficient, and effective.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish corporate goals/objectives/KPI’s.
  • Provides direction, development, and leadership to managerial personnel.
  • Hires, trains, develops, and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective actions as necessary and in a timely manner, in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources, Legal and/or corporate offices as needed on same.


Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/Science or a related field, and at least seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the Wood Fiber Industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of raw materials, preferably for sawmill applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing process improvement techniques including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and methodologies.
  • LEAN manufacturing and/or production process experience necessary.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and manufacturing related schematics.
  • Strong knowledge of business, finance, quality control systems and standards.
  • Advanced leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and critical thinking skills, and the ability to lead and drive manufacturing process improvement techniques through the production process in a skillful and deliberate manner.
  • Advanced understanding of JELD-WEN’s KPI’s, corporate goals, and profit margins and objectives.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from corporate, groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications.
  • Strong knowledge of plant/OSHA health and safety standards and compliance.
  • Travel: up to 15% +/-.


 How You Stand Out

  • A collaborator, and the ability to coach and mentor managerial personnel, and instill JELD-WEN’s Mission and cultural values in all plant personnel.
  • Superior motivational skills and the ability to train, and drive CI methods and initiatives into managers and subordinate personnel.
  • Fundamental knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include corporate personnel and managers, and rank and file plant personnel.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, purchasing and related disciplines.










































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

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: Charleston
Nearest Secondary Market: West Virginia