Automation Engineer

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: North Wilkesboro, NC, US, 28659

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Automation Engineer to join our growing team.



Under the direct supervision of the Plant Manager (PM), the Robotics Engineer directs manufacturing operations through a team of functional Group Managers that oversee and implement all production operations and shop activities at the various JELD-WEN plants and facilities in accordance with corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). This position performs/acts in the capacity of a Group Manager during an absence and/or void and may act as the liaison to the PM on behalf of their respective operational Group activities and responsibilities.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support daily production schedules through the timely troubleshooting and repair of faulty equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and update robot programs based on component change and manufacturing needs.
  • Provide strong project management skills to lead, plan, budget, and implement large capital projects.
  • Mentor and train associates in robot set ups and troubleshooting.
  • May perform other or specified duties as directed by the Plant Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, Production Manager, or other appropriate supervisory personnel.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills up and down the organizational ladder to include rank and file, and plant management personnel.
  • Fundamental understanding of JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and overall corporate goals, objectives, and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Knowledge of safety (OSHA, SDS), ANSI (RIA) standards.
  • Knowledge of automation applications with successful development and deployment experiences.
  • Knowledge of setting up base structures for robot installation according to company standards.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Must be able to ensure effective and efficient completion of projects by planning and implementing courses of action with other functions and key stakeholders.
  • Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day. May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars and training.


Education and Experience

  • Five+ years of relevant work experience in Power Controls, Automation, and/or Robotics Engineering.
  • University degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience in setting up robots and configuring robot I/O’s, the off-line robotic simulation process in conjunction with PLC I/O’s and HMI, exchanging tags and data between robots and PLC’s through commonly used industrial protocols such as Ethernet IP, EtherCAT, Profinet, Profibus, Modbus, etc.
  • Experience with interfacing safety devices like E-Stops, light curtains and area scanners with robot programming.
  • Knowledge of raw materials and experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques, preferably in the door and window industry.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing process improvement techniques including, but not limited to, SQDCI, OTD, TPS, and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies and activities




About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 

JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.

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