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Product Engineer

Date: Oct 4, 2021

Location: Melton Mowbray, GB, LE13 1PD

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.



Are you an experience Product Engineer looking for your next role?

Do you have mechanical engineering qualifications or experience?

If you answered yes to the questions above, then stop your job search now, you’ve found your next role.


As Product Engineer you will carry out value engineering workshops to ensure product is made in the most cost-efficient way whilst ensuring third party certification, quality and performance is not compromised.


Safety, Quality and productivity will be at the heart of all you do and you will be part of a small team that will champion and new ways of working across the sites. You will regularly attend cross functional and cross site best practice sharing events and take every opportunity to look at how other sites to benchmark best practice.


You will be the custodian of all product technical data and, through robust controls and systems, ensure only the most recent data is used for operational purposes.


Elimination or simplification of non-added value tasks from our operations whilst striving to identify productivity and right-first-time improvement opportunities. You will hold historical archive data and make it easily retrievable when required.


You’ll be the key “go to” person when Process or Product Changes are being requested and work closely with the R+D team as needed.



  • Safety management and improvement. Pro-active SIO approach
  • Targeted elimination or simplification of non-value-added activities
  • Help maintain exceptional physical and digital housekeeping and organisational controls
  • Pro-active approach to ‘Quality’ management
  • Identify new projects to deliver continuous improvement, lean culture and productivity
  • Housekeeping ethos of ‘a place for everything and everything it its place’.
  • Attending daily reviews and the necessary business cadence including layered audits
  • Supporting commercial activities as needed
  • Actively participate at SQDCIP Walk round as part of cross-functional team
  • Suggest & take actions at SQDCIP walk round and where possible respond to actions that are in your capability to do so, in a timely manner
  • A key role in the selection and introduction of new machinery
  • Co-ordinate, when required, production trials from Change Requests
  • Co-ordinate, when required, and/or facilitate production trials from NPI products
  • Works collaboratively within and across teams



  • Previous experience of a ‘SAFETY FIRST’ culture with a zero tolerance and continuous safety improvement mentality or equivalent is desirable, however not essential
  • Mechanical engineering qualifications or experience
  • CAD experience required.
  • Previous experience of a ‘Quality’ management culture or equivalent is desirable, not essential
  • Previous experience of working in a medium to large manufacturing environment
  • Experience working within a disciplined and system-controlled environment.
  • Experience of working with a SQDCIP (or equivalent) production management
  • Previous experience of working in a Trade Union environment
  • Have the highest of personal standards with an ability to mentor and promote improvement through Lean techniques such as value stream mapping, 5s, standard work cellular flow, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance

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