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Production Operative

Date: Sep 8, 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.


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Production Operative / Factory Operative
£10.16 - £11.73 per hour
Immediate start
3 shift rota

Experience not essential

Shift –06.00 to 14.00 – 14.00 to 22.00 – 22.00 to 0600
Mon to Fri only

Full time, permanent contracts
Overtime available at enhanced rates



Jeld Wen Penrith is the market leader in the production of high-volume low complexity doors. Our state of the art production facility in Penrith has recently undergone a multimillion pound investment and is experiencing unprecedented customer demand for our high quality sustainable products. As a result we are recruiting for several Production Operatives to work in a large production and distribution site in Penrith


The role:

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

  • General production duties – running of high volume production lines and machines GJ input
  • Basic quality checks of product
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping and 5S standards
  • Work safely at all times
  • This is a fast-paced environment, all employees must work effectively as a team to maximise output and quality


Skills and experience:

As a Production Operative you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Available to start immediately
  • Flexible across a 3 shift pattern
  • Previous production experience is not essential but would be an advantage
  • Must be able to speak basic English
  • A positive attitude and able to work well as a team
  • A high commitment to working safely


The Benefits

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Full training provided
  • Guaranteed hours
  • Friendly environment
  • On site parking




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.