Plant Technology Manager

Date: May 30, 2024

Location: Rantoul, IL, US, 61866

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

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


The Opportunity

As a Plant Technology Manager, you will be responsible for managing, documenting, and executing the install, support and maintenance of the plant’s computer-oriented production machinery and software/ hardware applications throughout the plant and office facilities. You will report directly to the Plant Manager.


The position is onsite and will be based in Rantoul, IL.


What You Will Do

  • Basic network troubleshooting and support
  • Office equipment – MFP’s, phone systems, computers,
  • Writing programs to run reports/downloads for Machinery – Progress
  • Running and routing network cables
  • Wireless AP’s (AccessPoint) - installing switches –
  • Interfacing with Corporate IT team –
  • Working with other PTM’s, Corporate IT Dept & Manage vendors
  • Maintains existing programmable machinery, in the production process functional and operational, and will manage new or re-tooled machinery involved in the product lines to determine the best processes for manufacturing new and existing products at their respective plants.        
  • Provides hands-on technical consultation to assembly employees and works with Continuous Improvement (CI) Teams to improve equipment effectiveness and efficiency, and to identify waste in the manufacturing process (maximum use)  
  • Alter, modify and calibrate machinery software and designs to meet quality control requirements and eliminate malfunctions in the manufacturing process.  
  • Programs new parts for equipment, as needed, and outsources and/or purchases tooling as required.
  • Provides troubleshooting support for manufacturing and office equipment and identifies process issues during equipment installation and start-up phases; identify root cause and implements corrective actions.
  • Create a team environment for problem solving, and work with plant personnel to develop a system of feedback on the manufacturing process and plant technology issues, and act as the help desk and technical support services plant wide.
  • Perform and manage office and plant software and hardware installations, train personnel, and troubleshoot software and hardware issues as needed.  
  • Manage and create system related IT documentation and procedures.
  • Manage financial aspects of the IT/Technology department, including purchasing, budgeting and budget review, and develop requests for proposals as needed.
  • Maintain and develop features related to the software installation pack and/or procedures.
  • Manage and maintain the internal IT Server Infrastructure.
  • Implement and maintain hardware and software preventative maintenance programs.
  • Perform facility-wide system auditing procedures.
  • Provide internal training based upon the user request and system knowledge.


Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or comparable technical studies, and five (5) to ten (10) years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the window and door industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by management.
  • Experience in the IT industry, ideally in software implementation and programming support for both an office and manufacturing environment.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and applicable JELD-WEN software and hardware office and machining applications and be able to act as the lead person in installing and maintaining said systems.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process improvement techniques including CI, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, etc.
  • CNC Machining Experience and Lean manufacturing processes.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day. May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars and training.
  • C++/VB or similar knowledge preferred.
  • Progress
  • Titan – ERP system
  • Kronos


How You Stand Out

  • The ability to train individuals and groups on system upgrades and applications.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with all plant personnel, especially Continuous Improvement personnel and teams.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and compliance.
  • Basic knowledge of management principles.







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.

Nearest Major Market: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana