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R&D Engineer

Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: Sheffield, GB, S13 9WH

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

About the role


The role is responsible for the ideation, technical feasibility and execution of the project’s within our Interior door product category.  This role will be focused on creating and maintaining product ranges that are compliant to current and future building regulation whilst addressing consumer needs with enhanced features/performance and deploying the latest manufacturing processes within the timber industry.


Key responsibilities:


  • To be responsible for product development and implementation responsibilities of R&D for interior door products within the Tollgate system
  • To be responsible for product change request and product change order process
  • To standardise our methodologies and ensure products meet regulatory compliance, sustainability and environmental requirements, including end-of-life disposal
  • To create SolidWorks CAD designs/drawings, maintain and develop our ePDM drawing register and control the issue of drawings for manufacture
  • To create and maintain documentation packages at design freeze to aid implementation into manufacture (technical design, product drawings, product rules, product specifications, BOM, PIM)
  • To aid in the root-cause analysis of warranty claims/factory issues and feedback into the product development cycle


Person Specification


  • Results oriented and self-driven
  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or similar


Qualification and Experience


  • Experience as an R&D engineer within the manufacturing sector
  • Proficient use of CAD software (Solidworks preferable)
  • Experience of delivering projects from cradle to grave


  • Desirable: Experience of the joinery / fenestration industry
  • Desirable: Understanding/knowledge of British, European and International standards relevant to construction products


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. 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.