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Production Manager

Date: Nov 28, 2022

Location: Oceanside, CA, US, 92056

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANY

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.

Summary/Objective:

The Production Manager is responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in managing all production operations and shop 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, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement activities and initiatives in direct support of JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Plant Manager, this position will manage the activities on the shop floor, following established procedures and approved processes consistent with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and Key Performance Indicators.
  • This position will supervise all production operations including, but not limited to, Machining, Assembly, Facility and Production Support, Material Handling and Maintenance in support of plant operations, and corporate goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate plant activities as directed by the Plant Manager, through planning with the Group Managers, and act as a liaison between plant managers and the rank and file hourly employees up and down the organizational hierarchy.  
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate plant activities to include fulfilling sales orders, shipping and receiving, meeting JIT inventory requirements, and delivered manufactured products in a timely fashion utilizing SQDCI, TPS, and Continuous Improvement activities and initiatives during the process. 
  • Manage human and material resources to meet production targets and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Assist the Plant Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality standards working with CI teams.
  • Assist in controlling/minimizing labor overtime, premium freight/repair expenses.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment. Recommend to the Plant Manager, Engineering, and Research & Development the need for new equipment/facilities as needed.
  • Provides leadership and training to Group Managers and other plant personnel to meet corporate Key Performance Indicators and Continuous Improvement goals and objectives.
  • Ensures shop floor organization, production fluidity, safety, and plant cleanliness, and implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs as needed.
  • Assist the Plant Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality control standards, and is the driving force behind SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Proactively and regularly develops and manages team member’s performance and capabilities, based upon company Key Performance Indicators.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish plant/company goals and objectives in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.

 

SUPERVISORY

 

This position manages all Coordinating Group Managers and Group Managers at the facility.

 

 TRAVEL

 

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

 

Education and experience

 

Required

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

 

Desired

  • Strong knowledge of raw materials, preferably for door and window applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing process improvement techniques including, but not limited to, SQDCI, OTD, TPS, and Continuous Improvement methodologies and activities.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and production related schematics.
  • Basic knowledge of business, finance, quality control systems and standards. 
  • Superb leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem solving skills, and the ability to drive manufacturing process improvement techniques throughout the production process in a skillful and deliberate manner. 
  • Excellent team 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. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills up and down the organizational hierarchy to include rank and file, staff, Group Managers, and Plant Managers.
  • Advanced knowledge of door and window production machines and tools.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge of plant/OSHA health and safety standards and compliance. 
  • Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications used on the plant floor and in production processes.

 

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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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