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Senior Product Packaging Engineer II

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

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.


Position Title:  Product Packaging Engineer Senior


Position Rating/Level:   Management position


Job Purpose:  The primary focus of Product Packaging Engineer will be managing projects which analyze and improve existing packaging systems, as well as designing and integrating new packaging systems for our manufacturing facilities.  Will work closely with Senior Product Engineers, Product Line Manager and Plant Management Teams to develop unique packaging solutions.


Reports to:  Director of R&D.  Works closely with Senior Product Engineers.


Employees Reporting to this Position:

  • Designer/Drafts Person 1
  • Designer/Drafts Person 2
  • Product Packaging Engineer 1
  • Product Packaging Engineer 2




  • This is a mid/high level position and requires some training and supervision by the Director of R&D and Product Engineering Managers.
  • Apply packaging engineering background to develop unique solutions to meet product needs.
  • Lead brainstorming groups.
  • Lead design reviews.
  • Work with the client (plant) to develop scope, resolve conflicts, and build the client (plant) relationship.
  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact with the client (plant) for project related activities.
  • Prepare detailed engineering calculations and material cost estimates.
  • Establish project schedule and budget; monitor progress accordingly. 
  • Participate as a team member and at times lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop supplier relationships and establish open line of communication as required.
  • Direct and coordinate engineering design teams, as needed.
  • Serve as a technical expert for the team.
  • Manage project execution through the utilization of established tools and processes.
  • Promote, support, and monitor safety policies.
  • Document, negotiate, and execute changes in scope of project.
  • Anticipate risks and work with plant management, engineering, OEM’s, subcontractors, and project teams to provide corrective action.
  • Provide plant installation and start-up support.
  • Perform and conduct acceptance testing at vendor facilities.
  • Performs BOM (bill of material) check.
  • Check drawings/work done by other Designers and Product Engineers.
  • Update red lines if required.
  • Maintain a sense of urgency/responsibility on a daily basis with all projects.
  • Evaluates materials and makes recommendations.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the industry, materials and process technologies.
  • Work with VP and GMs to ensure that the packaging is meeting their needs.
  • Analyze shipping/warranty data and provide recommendations for improvements
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Preferred Position Requirements:

  • Education: BS in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent technical experience - Packaging Focus)
  • CAD and Drafting Skills, AutoCAD.
  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel).
  • Experience: 8+ years.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires little supervision and training.
  • Proven ability to interface with outside suppliers.
  • Proven track record for on time and complete.
  • 8+ years of recent project management experience within an industrial/consumer goods manufacturing environment.
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  • 10-35% travel is anticipated.


Key Measurements/Points of Evaluation:

  • Performance evaluations will be administered in accordance with JELD-WEN Policies and Procedures.
  • On time and complete.
  • Complexity of work.
  • Performance with respect to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Work Ethic
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Accepts change positively and helps others adapt to change.
  • Follows JELD-WEN policies and procedures.
  • Positive attitude
  • Exemplify the JELD-WEN mission statement.
  • Work as a team.


Post-Hire Orientation/Training (Specific):

  • New employee orientation check list.
  • AutoCAD training.


Growth Path (Requirements to Achieve):

  • Packaging Engineering Manager
  • Director of Packaging Engineering


On-Going Training:

  • Appropriate trade shows/publications


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: Charlotte