Production Manager

Date: Mar 24, 2023

Location: Oceanside, CA, US, 92056

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Production Manager to join our growing team.



The Production Manager is responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in managing all production operations and manufacturing activities. This position directs and guides the Group Managers and is a key driver of JELD-WEN’s Key Performance Indicators, including, but not limited to, People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory metrics.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing all activities of the production floor, following established standard operating procedures and approved processes consistent with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Supervising all production operations related to preparing, cutting, machining, assembling, glazing, and packaging products.
  • Coordinating plant activities with the Group Managers serving as a liaison between the plant manager and general production hourly employees
  • Planning, scheduling and coordinating plant activities to include fulfilling sales orders, ensuring on time shipping and receiving, and supporting JIT inventory requirements utilizing standard manufacturing practices and tools.
  • Driving continuous Improvement activities and project initiatives that create efficiency and productivity.
  • Managing human and material resources to meet production targets and goals including capacity planning and scheduling.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to Group Managers and production employees.  Proactively and regularly developing team member’s performance and capabilities to align with company goals and values.
  • Controlling and minimizing labor overtime, premium freight/repair expenses.
  • Assisting the Plant Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Supervising Plant Facilities and Maintenance group. Maintaining existing plant facilities and equipment. Recommending to the Plant Manager, Engineering, and Research & Development the need for new equipment/facilities as needed.
  • Ensuring production floor organization, production fluidity, safety, and plant cleanliness, and implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs as needed.
  • Continuously promoting and initiating Safety improvements in the plant including managing safety data reporting and actions in the EH&S reporting system.



This position manages Coordinating Group Managers, Group Managers, Safety Managers, Facilities and Maintenance Managers, and Shipping and Receiving Personnel at the facility, when applicable.



This position requires less than 10% travel although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.


Education and experience



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field and three to five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a manufacturing environment.
  • Associate degree in a related field and five to seven years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a manufacturing environment.
  • A combination of related college work, and seven to ten years of applicable work experience at JELD-WEN, at the discretion of management.



  • Experience in the fenestration industry or window and door manufacturing highly desired but not required.
  • Experience with raw materials such as aluminum, wood and/or vinyl.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in high mix production processes, lean manufacturing, root cause analysis, and problem-solving tools.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and production related schematics.
  • Basic knowledge of business, finance, quality management systems and standards. 
  • Superb leadership, interpersonal communication, and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent team building skills, including the ability to coach and develop work teams and provide appropriate training on Continuous Improvement methods and initiatives to subordinates. 
  • Superior motivational skills to empower others, and to resolve conflict.
  • Must possess a sound understanding of management principles and concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering principles and practices. 
  • Technical aptitude with an understanding of CNC, Saws and other production equipment and hand tools.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge of plant/OSHA health and safety standards and compliance. 
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications used on the plant floor and in production processes.




Who We Are

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, JELD-WEN is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance interior and exterior building products, offering one of the broadest selections of windows, interior and exterior doors, and wall systems. JELD-WEN delivers a differentiated customer experience, providing construction professionals with durable, energy-efficient products and labor-saving services that help them maximize productivity and create beautiful, secure spaces for all to enjoy. The JELD-WEN team is driven by innovation and committed to creating safe, sustainable environments for customers, associates, and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe; and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Breezway® in Australia.


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.

Expected pay for this role is between $87,400.00 to $148,600.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

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.


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


Nearest Major Market: San Diego