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Sr R&D Engineer

Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Oceanside, CA, US, 92056

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.

Sr. R&D Engineer


As a pioneer in designing open spaces, a Window and Door company is seeking a creative and dynamic member to design and development of new innovative products.  The Senior Product Engineer is responsible for the project management of the design and development of new products, including improvements to existing products to improve the performance.  Will work closely with Vice Presidents, General Managers and Product Engineering Manager to carry out a variety of work projects.  It involves working in a fast-paced environment in support of new product development and innovation.  



  • BS in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or related technical degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical Engineering thought processes to engineer, design, develop, recommend and implement strategies and programs that address manufacturing operations.
  • Able to interface with outside suppliers and be able to co-design component parts with vendors if needed, or as directed by senior engineers.
  • CAD and Drafting Skills, AutoCAD, Inventor, 3D modeling, GD&T principles.
  • Understanding and application of tolerance and datum’s and how to apply them.
  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel).
  • Experience: 8 plus years.
  • High-Level position in terms of the complexity of work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires little supervision and training by Product Engineering Manager.

Interfaces with outside suppliers


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This is a High-Level Position and requires little training and supervision by Product Engineering Manager Level.
  • Manage design projects with a high level of complexity.
  • Manage/supervise work done by Designers and Product Engineers.
  • Apply engineering background to develop unique solutions to problems.
  • Lead brainstorming groups.
  • Lead design reviews.
  • Identify and specify the requirements of product development projects on a per project basis and work through the group to fulfill those requirements.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Coordinate testing and certification of all the products under his/her jurisdiction.
  • Communicate with suppliers as required.
  • Review drawings and Product Change Requests for accuracy.
  • Creates mechanical/architectural drawings with a high level of complexity by reviewing models, sketches, descriptions, specifications, and supporting documents; conferring with Product Engineers. The finished product must be a professional drawing package.
  • Prepares complex mechanical/architectural sketches and drawings by rendering sectional, auxiliary, and multi-views, sub-assemblies, pictorials, dimensions, and developments; producing two- and three-dimensional orthographic projections using computer aided design (CAD) and pictorial techniques; producing three-dimensional (3-D) models.
  • Prepares 3D models for Product Engineers and designers to break them down into assemblies, sub assemblies and detail drawings.
  • Utilize the drawing number system within PDL
  • Modifies drawings by analyzing, resolving, and incorporating changes.
  • Maintain the project information within PDL/Share Point.
  • Project time estimates
  • Notes – calculations – e-mail
  • Product Drawings
  • Cut Sheets – photocopies from suppliers catalogs with highlighted parts
  • Purchase Orders
  • Drawings – 11x17 prints
  • Red Lines
  • Perform preliminary drawing check before the drawing is submitted to Checker or Senior Product Engineer.
  • Performs preliminary bill of material check.
  • Generate/check bill of materials for the Data Department.
  • Checks drawings/work done by other designers and Product Engineer 1, 2.
  • Update red lines if required
  • Responsible for assisting in the Drawing, CAD and 3D Modeling Standards.
  • Communicate work load with Product Engineering Manager.
  • Build and test prototypes.
  • Maintain a sense of urgency/responsibility on a daily basis with all projects and communicate this to Designers and Product Engineers.
  • Ensure product designs are manufacturing friendly.
  • Review designs with plant personnel and JELD-WEN Engineering.
  • Work with and train Designers levels 1, 2, Senior and Product Engineers 1, 2.
  • Evaluates materials and makes recommendations.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the industry, materials and process technologies.
  • Work with VP and GMs to ensure that Product Engineering is meeting their needs.
  • Perform thermal analysis.
  • Represents department in interactions with internal departments, consultants and contractors and others. 



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: San Diego