Electrical Engineer

Date: Mar 30, 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. 
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’re looking for a fantastic Electrical Engineer to join our team at Penrith.


You will set the standards and drive Engineering activities towards world-class performance as well as make continuous improvement standard practice. This role will support the site teams to ensure compliance with company legislative requirements.



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: penrithjobs@jeldwen.com  


  • Keep machinery in production
  • Drive departments 5s campaigns and demonstrate 5s expansion as part of daily cadence
  • Promote self-improvement
  • Receive and issue permits to work and ensure engineering work is carried out to H&S, environmental and engineering standards
  • Ensure Maintenance systems are fully utilised to optimise performance
  • Support with the training and coaching with the apprentices
  • Implementation of Risk Assessments and support of HASSARD assessment
  • Work to daily Standard Operating Procedures
  • Establish improvement as a way of life
  • Leverage best practice
  • Encourage knowledge sharing across the site to accelerate improvements and benefits
  • Supports Plant Managers and Leadership team to develop and deliver an engineering continuous improvement culture
  • 3 shift system: Mornings, Afternoons & Nights



  • Practical experience of PLC fault finding is essential; Siemens and Mitsubishi are preferred but necessary training will be given
  • A clear understanding of electrical systems with excellent fault diagnosis and ratification skills
  • An understanding of mechanical systems is preferred, but not essential, necessary training will be given
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Experience of wiring systems and motor control devices
  • 18th Edition qualification is desired, but not essential, necessary training will be given




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.