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Lead Operative

Date: Jan 14, 2022

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. 

In the UK, JELD-WEN has approximately 1200 staff that produce and distribute quality doors, windows, patio doors and stairs.



The Penrith site produces in excess of 40,000 internal doors a week – it’s a fast past paced high volume dynamic work environment with ever changing challenges and opportunities to continually improve the overall performance. The site is in a great location on the edge of the Lake District with easy access to the motorway network.



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


As Lead Operative, you will lead and develop your team, remodel production activities towards world-class performance and 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
  • 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
  • Cover the role of VSL in their absence
  • 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



  • We are looking for someone who understands a ‘SAFETY FIRST’ culture and is able to achieve safety and quality standards
  • Previous experience of organising, leading and training others
  • 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.