Team Leader / Senior Production Operative

Date: Mar 31, 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.


Are you an experienced Production Operative looking to progress into a more senior role? Are you looking for a new role with fantastic opportunities for progression and development? 

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



Lead Operative
£12.19 - £14.07 per hour (from 1st of April £13.40 to £15.48 per hour)
Immediate start
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 contract



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 Value Stream Leaders in their absence
  • Ensure delivery targets are met and maintained OTIF
  • Work closely with Value Stream Leaders and Value Stream Managers 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
  • Flexible across a 3-shift pattern: Days 6-2pm, Afternoons 2pm-10pm and Nights 10pm-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