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Manufacturing Supervisor

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Grinnell, IA, US, 50112

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANY

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.

 

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Production Manager, the Group Manager is responsible for managing and implementing all production operations and shop activities. Working also with the Plant and Assistant Plant Manager’s where applicable, this position is a key driver of JELD-WEN’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI’s) activities and initiatives in direct support of JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

 

  • Under the direction of the Production Manager, this position will manage and implement the activities on the shop floor, following established procedures and approved processes consistent with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.
  • This position will work with “Lead” employees and is responsible for providing direct leadership to some “Lead” employees and their subordinates in their assigned areas of production in support of plant operations, goals and objectives.
  • Position acts as a Liaison between upper management and the rank and file hourly employees providing timely feedback up and down the organizational hierarchy.   
  • This position directly supervises all production and production support operations, and drives SQDCI, TPS, OTD and CI activities and initiatives during the process.  
  • Proactively and regularly develops and manages team member’s performance and capabilities, based upon company Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Assures team activities, equipment, facilities, and personnel are operated and maintained in a manner consistent with plant production goals and objectives, as established by the Plant Manager, Production Manager, and other managerial personnel, inclusive of corporate goals and objectives.
  • Assist the Plant Manager and Production Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality control standards in accordance with SQDCI, TPS, and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies.  
  • Maintains existing plant facilities and equipment, and/or make recommendations and adjustments to plant facilities and equipment to the Plant and Production Managers when necessary, in conjunction with CI initiatives, goals/objectives.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish plant/company goals and objectives in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.
  • Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs.
  • Assists in workforce development, implements safety awareness programs, communicates safety issues, corrects safety related problems, and assists in investigations into safety related issues as needed and as directed.
  • Assists in the performance evaluations of staff and assists in proactive actions of subordinate personnel on an annual, bi-annual, or on an as needed basis.
  • May perform other or specified duties as directed by the Plant Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, Production Manager, or other appropriate supervisory personnel.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • B.A. or equivalent from a four-year college; or 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills along with a sense of urgency and personal accountability.
  • Some mechanical aptitude is required, as well as basic computer knowledge.
    Manufacturing experience and knowledge of lean manufacturing process principles preferred.
  • Self-motivated and a good leader that has a strong personal commitment to becoming a great leader.
  • Must be ready and available to work all shifts.

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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


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