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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Sheffield, GB, S13 9WH

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

About the role


  • To ensure the safety of yourself and others around you, you will set the standards for Engineering and operational activities.


  • To demonstrate role model behaviours in line with the JELD-WEN standard of acceptance and in accordance with JELD-WEN values, expectations, policies and standards.


  • To drive Engineering activities towards world-class performance; make continuous improvement standard practice. To educate, develop and inspire team members towards betterment and achievement.


  • To provide support to the site teams to ensure compliance with company legislative requirements.


  • To support your Group Manager as needed, with a “win the hour, win the day” mentality.


  • To communicate openly, promptly and professionally at all times


  • Shifts operate on either a 3-shift rotation pattern of Mornings (6am-2pm), Afternoons (2pm-10pm) and Nights (10pm-6am) or a Weekend Shift of Saturday & Sunday 6am-6pm.

Key responsibilities:


  • To live by the JELD-WEN Values and lead by the JELD-WEN Leadership Model, to build businesses ethically and safely, to invest in people, to inspire customers through innovations, to deliver on our promises and to improve every day.
  • To contribute to safety audits and SIO generation (Safety Improvement Opportunities), creating a culture of ‘safety first.’
  • To ensure full compliance of Health and Safety procedures including SOP adherence, PPE and Workwear and incident investigations.
  • To report any safety issues promptly, reinforce policies to others where needed and reminding them of their right to stop work and the Jeld Wen lifesaving rules.
  • To receive and issue permits to work and ensure that engineering work is carried out to Health & Safety, Environment and Engineering standards.
  • To ensure that Maintenance systems are fully utilised to optimise performance.
  • To support with the training and coaching of apprentices.
  • To implement Risk Assessments.
  • To be responsible for process control and end of line quality in your areas of work
  • To sustain good housekeeping standards and ensure compliance to production schedules
  • To actively participate in capturing and closing out 3C SQDCIP actions.
  • To follow standard work help to deliver SQDCIP targets.
  • To work collaboratively within and across teams
  • To be available for training and development opportunities


Person Specification


  • Ability to champion the JELD-WEN Values
  • Safety and quality conscious
  • Trustworthy and thoughtful
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A ‘Can-do’ attitude to deliver results in the right way
  • Passion and flexibility to ensure we deliver our business strategies


Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum of apprentice trained – HNC (or equivalent)
  • Good knowledge of PPM and continuous improvement systems
  • Previous experience of a ‘SAFETY FIRST’ culture
  • Previous experience of a ‘Quality culture of ‘RIGHT FIRST TIME’
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience of working flexibly, conducting basic problem solving or training others
  • Experience of working with a SQDCIP (or equivalent) production management system is desirable
  • Good computer skills required and experience of basic business software

Company Overview


JELD-WEN, 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. JELD-WEN operates 90 facilities in more than 20 countries with $3.5 billion in revenues; half of which comes from outside the United States.

Headquartered in US., 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.

In the UK, JELD-WEN operates 5 factories: the UK head office and door production facility based in Sheffield, 3 factories in Melton Mowbray and one factory in Penrith.

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.