Production Mgr

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: Sterling Heights, MI, US, 48312

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Production Mgr to join our growing team. 


The Opportunity

Under the direct supervision of the Plant Manager (PLM), the Production Manager (PM) is responsible for assisting the PLM in managing all production operations and shop activities. This position directs and guides the Group Managers, and is a key driver of JELD-WEN’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and continuous improvement (CI’s) activities and initiatives in direct support of JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.

What You Will Do

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, this position will manage the activities on the shop floor, following established procedures and approved processes consistent with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and KPI’s.

This position will supervise all production operations including, but not limited to, Machining, Assembly, Facility and Production Support, Material Handling and Maintenance in support of plant operations, and corporate goals and objectives.

Coordinate plant activities as directed by the Plant Manager, through planning with the Group Managers, and act as a liaison between plant managers and the rank-and-file hourly employees up and down the organizational hierarchy.

  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate plant activities to include fulfilling sales orders, shipping and receiving, meeting JIT inventory requirements, and delivered manufactured products in a timely fashion utilizing SQDCI, TPS, and Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives during the process

Assist the Plant Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality standards working with CI teams.

Assist in controlling/minimizing labor overtime, premium freight/repair expenses.

  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment. Recommend to the Plant Manager, Engineering, and R&D the need for new equipment/facilities as needed.
  • Ensures shop-floor organization, production fluidity, safety, and plant cleanliness, and implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs as needed.
  • Assist the Plant Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality control standards working with CI teams, and is driving force behind SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish plant/company goals and objectives in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.
  • May perform other or specified duties as directed by the Plant Manager

Who You Are


  • Strong knowledge of raw materials, preferably for door and window applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing process improvement techniques including, but not limited to, SQDCI, OTD, TPS, and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies and activities. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and production related schematics.
  • Basic knowledge of business, finance, quality control systems and standards.
  • Superb leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to drive manufacturing process improvement techniques throughout the production process in a skillful and deliberate manner.
  • Excellent team skills, including the ability to coach and develop work teams and provide appropriate training on CI methods and initiatives to subordinates.
  • Superior motivational skills to empower others, and to resolve conflict.
  • Must possess a sound understanding of management principles and concepts. Basic knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills up and down the organizational hierarchy to include rank and file, staff, Group Managers, and Plant Managers.
  • Advanced knowledge of door and window production machines and tools. Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge of plant/OSHA health and safety standards and compliance.
  • Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications used on the plant floor and in production processes.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day. May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars and training.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and (3) to five (5) years experience in a supervisory capacity in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the window and door industry, or a combination of related college work, and seven (7) to ten (10) years of applicable work experience at JELD- WEN, at the discretion of management.




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

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. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, generous leave policies, retirement program, etc.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit