Production Specialist

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Dodson, LA, US, 71422

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.


Qualified personnel are knowledgeable and efficiently perform all duties and responsibilities of a Production Specialist I. Individual is proactive in addressing different challenges and willing to adapt, based on the business needs. Individual understands tasks and/or duties may change based on business needs and training purposes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Production:
    1. Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
    2. Monitor application of humidification water.
    3. Monitor all aspects of prime line packaging, bundle marking, and take steps to resolve any irregularities while insuring maximum run time.
    4. Optimize material usage and notify operator of line needs to do so.
    5. Assist with booth and line clean ups in a safe and efficient manner.
    6. Dump dumpsters and hoppers safely and clean up any spills.
    7. Assure proper stacking of skins at outfeed and remove marked reject skins as needed.
    8. Assist operator to monitor all operations and parameters of the rip saw and take steps to resolve any irregularities while insuring maximum run time.
    9. Perform saw blade changes in a safe and efficient manner.
    10. Fill in during break times, vacation, or as needed during production.
    11. Assure that assigned areas stay clean and free of clutter at all times.
    12. Assure proper relief before departing – Overtime may be required.
  2. Quality:
    1. Participate in SQDCI.
    2. Ensure proper labeling of finished door skin loads.
    3. Perform, interpret, and act on assigned quality tests/data.
    4. Remove any press line marked rejects from production.
    5. Understand, associate, and apply packaging specifications to operational decisions.
    6. Understand, associate, and apply line parameters and grading specifications, and sizing specifications to operational decisions.
    7. Know quality specifications and customer needs for your area.
  3. Housekeeping:
    1. Perform system clean-up tasks as required.
    2. Maintain housekeeping throughout entire facility, paying special attention to assigned area
    3. Maintain housekeeping along prime line, paint kitchen, and humidification deck
    4. Maintain housekeeping under/around saws, and shuttle carts.
    5. Assure that all tools, brooms, air lines are returned to their designated areas after use.
    6. Perform outside clean-up, mowing, and landscaping as required.
  4. Communications:
    1. Communicate with on coming and off going personnel to ensure continuity between shifts.
    2. Communicate with operator and assistant operator throughout the shift regarding skin quality and process conditions.
    3. Communicate effectively with management regarding issues, adjustments, and changes that have taken place.  Notify them of supply issues, maintenance needs, hazards, and accidents/injuries.
    4. Maintain complete and accurate written and/or electronic records and data.
  5. Maintenance:
    1. Be familiar with components, sub-systems, support systems, and terminology of the equipment.
    2. Make rounds as directed, be watchful for worn or malfunctioning equipment, and notify maintenance and management.
    3. Perform/assist in maintenance and preventive maintenance tasks to minimize downtime.
  6. General:
    1. Know and understand all safety procedures.
    2. Will be required to learn and understand all roles within this department level, Will not be assigned to one task and/or duty – duties will change with business needs and training purposes.
    3. Operate a forklift and other equipment as necessary.
    4. Abide by all company policies and procedures.
    5. Maintain required tools for use on the job.
    6. Be knowledgeable of production line in your area.
    7. Perform all other duties assigned by management.

Safety Analysis

Safe Work Practices:  Wear hearing protection, safety glasses, and steel toe footwear at all times.  Stay aware of the job at hand and be alert for slippery floors.  Keep work area clean and free of debris.  Long hair must be tied back above collar.  Loose clothing is not allowed on plant floor including but not limited to: Dangling Pant Legs, Neck Ties, Long or Dangling Belts, and Hooded Sweatshirts.  No jewelry is allowed including but not limited to: Rings, Watches, and Necklaces. Use proper lifting techniques.  Watch for forklift traffic.  Maintain three points of contact and use caution when climbing stairs and ladders.  Only use an approved low-pressure device to remove fiber and sawdust from clothing.  Lockout/Tagout all sources before working on equipment.  Avoid contact with hot steam pipes.  Comply with all safety training including but not limited to: Do not operate any equipment or tools that have missing guards or safety devices, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Ergonomics, Forklift, PPE, Emergency Preparedness, Hazard Communication, Electrical Safety and Blood-borne Pathogen Prevention.  Discuss all non-routine tasks with your manager prior to start.


Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Eye Protection, Hearing Protection, Gloves when handling hot skins, and Fall Protection when working at unguarded heights above six feet or when traveling and/or operating any high lift equipment.  Follow special PPE requirements for pMDI resin and resinated fiber.

  • Full Face Respirator:  A full face respirator may be required when airborne fiber is present and there is a risk of contact with the fibers.  A fit test and approval to wear one will be conducted if you are required to use one.
  • Face shield and safety glasses are required:  When you are using or within 10 feet of any of the following:  die buffing wire wheels, power wire brush, cut off wheel, portable grinder, and as required for safe work practices when handling pMDI resin.
  • Dust Mask: Dust mask are required when blowing down wood fibers.

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

Nearest Major Market: Alexandria Louisiana