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Maintenance Manager

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Statesville, NC, US, 28625

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.


Based in Statesville, NC, the  basic purpose of this job is to ensure that all manufacturing equipment is properly maintained and that all PM’s and maintenance requests are completed as scheduled.  This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and sustaining continuous improvement projects through lean manufacturing methodologies. 




Maintenance Duties:

  1. Plans, oversees and coordinates activities concerned with the maintenance of equipment and machinery.
  2. Oversees capital equipment/building/grounds projects, including researching items, gathering bids, presenting to management & follow through of the project. 
  3. Supervises maintenance teams at both company locations to achieve expected results.
  4. Responsible for the development, management & tracking of the preventive maintenance program.
  5. Identify opportunities for upgrading equipment & streamlining maintenance operations.
  6. Consults with engineering and operations relative to modification of machines & equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  7. Provides oversight in the scheduling of repairs, maintenance and installation of machines, tools, & equipment to ensure continuous production operations. 
  8. Directs maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, electric power, gas & air required for operations & the facility.
  9. Directs contractors engaged in buildings & grounds maintenance activities, such as snow & ice removal, disposal of refuse, etc.  
  10. Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment by ensuring that all health and safety guidelines are being followed. Maintains a constant focus on the use of LOTO & Fall Restraint as required per state and federal standards.
  11. Utilizes a database to ensure commonly used spare parts are in stock and organized for quick access at the time of need. Creates schedules for replacing cutting tools, i.e. saw blades, mill stacks, fab center tools, punches and dies etc.
  12. Works with other company managers to implement the company’s policies and goals.
  13. Other responsibilities as assigned by the General Manager.


Continuous Improvement Duties:

  1. Responsible for documenting and understanding VPI’s production process.
  2. Accurately identifies, prioritizes and documents process improvements using appropriate measurements, analysis and evaluation methods.
  3. Leads Kaizen events/workshops and process improvement teams.
  4. Responsible for the implementation and sustainment of process improvements resulting from Kaizen events and other lean initiatives.
  5. Supports employee training in the proper application of continuous improvement concepts.





  1. Must have the ability to troubleshoot, repair, disassemble and reassemble most  facility equipment. 
  2. Must be fluent in safety procedures to include all things related to maintenance and repair of production machinery and ensure equipment guarding compliance.
  3. Knowledge of OSHA, & other applicable State or Federal program requirements.
  4. Knowledge of continuous process improvement models.
  5. Ability to implement and promote process improvement techniques including:
    1. Process Mapping
    2. Lead Production System/Lean Tools
    3. Kaizen Methodology
  6. Must possess a valid Driver’s License and have a good driving record.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Excellent attention to detail & accuracy.
  9. Must be highly motivated and self-directed.



  1. Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. An Associate's Degree is preferred. 
  2. Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a maintenance manager or supervisor in a production environment. 
  3. Experience with continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.



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: Hickory