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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jul 25, 2022

Location: Rantoul, IL, US, 61866

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.

Summary: Develops and improves manufacturing processes by studying product and manufacturing methods.  Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintains product and process data base by writing computer programs; entering data.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.




  • Employ best practice manufacturing methods and procedures
  • Experience using Lean manufacturing principles and tools
  • Understand and interpret hardware specifications
  • Ability to present technical information
  • Ability to optimize and write G-code for computer-aided manufacturing
  • Ability to interpret CAD drawings and specifications
  • Ability to deal with complexity




This position has no supervisory responsibilities.




Some travel may be expected for this position.




  • BS in Mechanical/Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or related technical degree.
  • In-depth knowledge and applied experience of Six Sigma and Lean concepts
  • Experience with project pipelines and project management
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Familiarity with Gemba process and KPI management
  • Formal knowledge of/experience with problem solving tools/exercises
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, time management tools
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and processes
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the industrial manufacturing area


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Preferred Personal Attributes

  • Experience in following areas:
    • Small parts/module assembly
    • Wood, Vinyl doors and windows assembly
    • Welding, soldering, fastening, adhesive
    • Machining
    • Automatic material movement
    • Labelling and Packaging
    • Electrical Control
    • Robotics
  • Project management knowledge
  • Experience in leading projects
  • 3+ year experience in mass production
  • Strong communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Team worker
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Hands-on approach
  • Strong time-management skills



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: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana