Team Leader / Senior Production Operative

Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Sheffield, GB, S13 9WH

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


We Make Doors – Where they lead is up to you…


HIRING NOW - JELD-WEN Sheffield is currently seeking a Lead Operative to join our growing team.


As Lead Operative, you will set the standards for production and operational activities. You will lead and develop your team, remodel production activities towards world-class performance and make continuous improvement standard practice. You will inspire team members towards hitting their targets.



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Lead Operative
£14.15 per hour
Immediate start available

3 shift rota: 06:00 to 14:00 – 14:00 to 22:00 – 22:00 to 06:00
Monday to Friday

Full time, permanent contract
Overtime available at enhanced rates




  • Safety management through safety audits and SIO generation (Safety Improvement Opportunities), creating a culture of ‘safety first.’
  • Ensure full compliance of Health and Safety procedures including SOP adherence and incident investigations.
  • Conduct safety awareness meetings, deliver tool box talks and encourage all employees to report all safety issues.
  • Responsible for process control and end of line quality in your areas of work.
  • Ensure compliance to production schedules and communicate results to your team.
  • Take ownership for the compliance and management of hourly boards.
  • Log downtime codes when the area is off-pace or has breakdowns.
  • Actively participate in capturing and closing out 3C SQDCIP actions and follow standard work to deliver SQDCIP targets.
  • Assist with shift handover and support/cover the Group Manager in their absence.
  • Take ownership for team member training to enhance skills and capabilities for your area.
  • Maintain team members skills matrix and carry out and deliver capabilities / gap analysis for your area to improve shift flexibility.
  • Control costs in your area and highlight improvement opportunities.
  • Be available for stock taking and ensure correct recording of stock levels are carried out daily.




  • We are looking for someone who understands a ‘SAFETY FIRST’ culture and is able to achieve safety and quality standards
  • Previous experience of organising, leading and training others
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is desirable
  • Experience of working with a SQDCIP (or equivalent) production management system is desirable
  • An IOSH managing safety qualification would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Good computer skills and experience of basic business software
  • Flexible across a 3-shift pattern: Days 6-2pm, Afternoons 2pm-10pm and Nights 10pm-6am



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

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. 

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.