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Lead Operative

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Cumbria, GB, CA11 9EH

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.


We are now looking for a Lead Operative to set the standards for production, operational activities.


You’ll role model behaviours in line with the JELD-WEN standard of acceptance and in accordance with JELD-WEN values and expectations.


As Lead Operative, you’ll also remodel production activities towards world-class performance; make continuous improvement standard practice. You will inspire team members towards hitting their targets.


  • Understand and manage SQDIP Board daily.
  • Communicate with your team the daily results.
  • Have a Health and Safety 'FIRST' Mentality and encourage good practice amongst your team.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures
  • Maintaining quality checks
  • Work within the specified budgets covering headcount, overtime, absence and holidays.
  • Lead and develop the team so that all of Jeld Wen's objectives are met.
  • Cover the role of VSL in their absence.
  • Work collaboratively within and across teams
  • Ensure delivery targets are met and maintained OTIF.
  • Work closely with VSL and VSM to control costs.
  • Be available for stock taking and ensure correct recording of stock levels are carried out daily.
  • Be available for training
  • Requirement to work as lead operator in other departments to meet the needs of the business.



  • Previous experience in a similar environment is desirable however not essential.


The shifts are on a rotating 3 Shift pattern Days 6-2pm, Afters 2pm-10pm and Nights 10-6am


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