Share this Job

Lead Operative

Date: Jun 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. 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.


Lead Operative
£12.19 - £14.07 per hour
Immediate start
3 shift rota

Shift –06.00 to 14.00 – 14.00 to 22.00 – 22.00 to 06.00
Mon to Fri only
Full time, permanent contracts




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


Are you looking for your next role?

Then simply apply with your up-to-date CV using the button below or send your application by email to Karolina Smietanka:  




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