Senior R&D Engineer

Date: Jun 7, 2023

Location: Spokane, WA, US, 99202

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Senior R&D Engineer to join our growing team.





Design and develop products, processes, and equipment to support the production of quality products in a safe environment.                                                                                                         



  • Actively support and participate in the company’s safety and health and quality programs.
  • New Product Development (NPD)/Continuous Improvement (CI)
    • Design and develop new products, processes, and/or equipment
    • Manage project or project components to completion within a specified timeline
    • Provide accurate time and cost estimates based on project scope and requirements
    • Create models, drawings, charts, graphs, or other tools to clearly communicate specification to other functional groups
    • Work with outside vendors to develop parts and/or equipment on time and within budget
    • Develops and carries out test plans and experiments to validate product/process design and performance.
    • Create and publish report outs and project summaries, ECNs, TSDs, TSBs, etc.
  • Engineering Production Support
    • Educate and develop the Production Department regarding new products and processes.
    • Answer questions regarding product quality, performance or specification as required.
  • Field testing and troubleshooting support as necessary



  • This position is regularly scheduled to work 5 days per week / 9 hours per day (7:00am – 4:30pm). Overtime is required.
  • Travel as required
    • 5-10% of travel per month is typical




  • Knowledge and application of basic problem-solving skills and engineering skills (math, science, etc.).
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of VPI’s Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Must possess the ability to learn quickly, be self-motivated and work well independently.
  • Must show excellent time management skills, and be able to prioritize activities base on business need
  • Must be innovative and creative with high 3D mechanical spatial visualization skills.
  • Ability to use hand tools and cutting tools as well as larger equipment such as an automatic saw and vinyl welder (can be trained).
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound design judgment and technical knowledge in a professional manner.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Must enjoy working with your hands.
  • Must show strong attention to detail.


  • BS Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related) with 5-10 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience using 3-D modeling software (Solid Works or Autodesk Inventor experience is required)



Who We Are

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, JELD-WEN is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance interior and exterior building products, offering one of the broadest selections of windows, interior and exterior doors, and wall systems. JELD-WEN delivers a differentiated customer experience, providing construction professionals with durable, energy-efficient products and labor-saving services that help them maximize productivity and create beautiful, secure spaces for all to enjoy. The JELD-WEN team is driven by innovation and committed to creating safe, sustainable environments for customers, associates, and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe; and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Breezway® in Australia.


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. Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will receive ten paid holidays throughout the calendar year. JELD-WEN does not accrue time off for salaried positions. We believe in mutual trust and workplace flexibility, therefore appropriate time off for vacation, illness, or other reasons will be agreed upon with your manager per our Flexible Paid Time Off Policy. Employees can also enroll in the following company benefit programs including, 401k Retirement Savings Plan, Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Tuition Reimbursement, and Employee Discount Program.

Expected pay for this role is between $72,000.00 to $120,000.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

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.


JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.


Nearest Major Market: Spokane