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Machine Operator/Trainee Machine Operator

Date: Jan 25, 2023

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. 


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Machine Operator/Trainee Machine Operator


Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you have transferable skills and want to develop a recognised trade for life?

We are now recruiting Trainee Machine Operators to join our team in Penrith. The role will contain full training but candidates with previous machining experience are also welcome.



£11.51 - £13.29 per hour


Immediate start

Standard rates from day one

3 shift rota: 06:00 to 14:00 – 14:00 to 22:00 – 22:00 to 06:00

Mon to Fri only

Full time, permanent contracts

Overtime available at enhanced rates




As a Machine Operative you will be working within a fast-paced production environment and your duties will be as followed:

  • Verifying that products are being supplied to specifications
  • Identifying potential sub-standard materials
  • Preventing substandard materials from entering the supply chain
  • Identifying and segregating any non-conforming items
  • Feedback findings and producing reports
  • Machine setting and basic maintenance
  • Root cause / problem solving
  • Recording down time
  • Working closely with team to build a “right first-time culture”




  • The willing to learn a new skill
  • 'Health and Safety First' mentality
  • A very keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work independently to an extremely high standard
  • IT skills



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.