Journeyman Millwright

Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Klamath Falls, OR, US, 97601

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Shift Millwright will be responsible for exacting those equipment repairs and preventive maintenance which are necessary to ensure uninterrupted production, and for the completion of projects to improve/repair of the mill as prescribed by the Maintenance Manager.  This and other responsibilities outlined under this job description will be accomplished in a safe and efficient manner. 



  • Maintenance (Shift Millwright Duties):
    • Perform routine maintenance rounds and be alert for any equipment malfunctions or potential breakdowns. Correct/report deficiencies to the Maintenance Manager.
    • Accurately diagnose, and repair equipment failures.
    • Perform routine and emergency maintenance/repairs on production and support equipment when needed.
    • Perform preventative maintenance as directed by the Maintenance Manager.
    • Provide scheduled vacation coverage for other Millwrights as required.
    • Monitor the tool crib in the maintenance shop for missing and damaged tools and correct/report deficiencies to the Maintenance Manager.
  • Safety:
    • Follow all start-up and shutdown procedures.
    • Use all available safety equipment and keep all safety guards in place.
    • Wear eye, ear, and foot protection when required.
    • Use extreme caution when working on or around machinery.
    • Know and follow JELD-WEN’s Lock-Out, fall protection, and “hot work” policies.
    • Know and be able to locate the designated areas for first aid, MSDS/HMIS forms, radioactive material and fire-fighting equipment.
    • Observe and follow posted HMIS/MSDS requirements.
    • Know locations of all master switches and emergency stops for your work area.
    • Respirator/dust mask are required while using an air hose for cleaning or when a high level of dust is in the air.
    • Keep work area clean and orderly.
    • Complete forklift training program and pass operator’s test.
    • Participate in Plant Safety Council.
  • Communication:
    • Accurately document your time according to the proper machine codes and descriptions of work performed.
    • Accurately document inventory parts, and materials.
    • When responding to trouble calls, communicate effectively with machine operators.
    • Keep the Manager informed of any problems, time required, parts needed, and additional manpower if necessary.
    • When completed with your tasks (or none were assigned) report to your Manager for additional job duties.
  • Quality:
    • Remain updated on machine servicing manuals.
    • Know the proper application of tools, materials, and lubricants
    • Perform accurate measurements with various measurement tools and units
    • Select and locate appropriate maintenance/repair parts
    • Unless approved by the maintenance manager, use parts on a First-In, First-Out basis
    • Ensure spare parts consumption/discrepancies are reported to the Parts Room Supervisor/Attendant
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Lift heavy loads, up to 75 lbs, upon occasion.
    • Stand 2 to 3 hours continuously between break times.
    • Climb stairs and ladder accesses to work and maintenance areas.
    • Enter confined space areas.
    • Climb to high areas for maintenance, and repairs.
  • Housekeeping:
    • Clean the maintenance shop once per shift.
    • After completion of each task, properly clean the area: Return company tools, and extra parts to their storage areas, pick up any waste material, especially metal debris.



  • All applicants will be required to take a written mechanical skills test and demonstrate welding proficiency.
  • Capable of working consistently, with minimum supervision
  • Possess the ability to assist/instruct others on techniques/skills

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.


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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