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Electrical Designer

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), 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 Charlotte, North Carolina, 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. 
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.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

The Electrical Designer is responsible for assisting in the design and development of new equipment and systems as well as the integration into existing processes. Mastery in the use of computer aided design tools to create and update product design drawings and supporting documentation is required. This includes coordination of specific aspects of a development project as directed by the Operations Engineer.

Facility Description:  The Towanda, PA, facility is a fully integrated, dry-process, fiberboard manufacturing plant employing 450 people in the production of molded interior door facing panels and exterior trim board products.  The facility operations include a Woodyard; two (2) Wood Fiber Refining and Dryer areas; three (3) Forming/ Press Lines; two (2) Tempering Operations for door facing products; various Sawing and Sanding Units; four (4) Surface Coating Operations; and a Primer Coatings manufacturing area.  Two (2) Boilers (1 operating and 1 stand-by) firing wood and natural gas provide up to 150,000 Lbs. per hour of steam for the facility. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain plant electrical and process control drawings.
  • Manage all projects assigned under the direction of the Operations Engineering Manager.
  • Work in a team environment to create electrical assembly documentation for the projects they are assigned.
  • Participate in the Idea Screening Process.
  • Communicate with suppliers as required.
  • Review drawing and equipment change requests for accuracy.
  • Assemble, organize, publish, and facilitate distribution of complete Specification Sets and Technical Manuals for all projects/products he/she is responsible for.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Limited travel to JELD-WEN facilities as needed to support projects or activities.

Education and Experience (desired):

  • Associates of Science degree (preferably in Electrical Design) or equivalent experience.
  • Five years of experience in industrial electrical design.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in the design of industrial control systems including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and power distribution systems

Technical Skills:

  • Correct and effective use of corporate approved CAD software. Ability to read technical drawings and prints.
  • Ability to present designs to management using applicable computer software including MS Word and Excel is required.
  • Ability to travel (up to 10%) in support of projects, manufacturing facilities, and suppliers.
  • Fundamental engineering design methods for the creation of electrical systems and assemblies.
  • Results oriented. Must have a proven track record of delivering positive results.
  • Detail orientated. Detailed work attitude.
  • Strong listening skills.  Must be able to take and understand verbal direction.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing, Lean Product Development concepts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Must be comfortable speaking in front of groups.
  • Good project management skills.  Must be able to manage multiple projects and meet objectives and milestones with a proven track record of keeping projects on-time.
  • Self-Starter. Must be capable of working with little direction and the ability to make decisions appropriate with level of authority.
  • Standardization. Must be able to create design drawings in accordance with applicable drawing standards and electrical design (NEC, NFPA  & IEEE) standards and codes.



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.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Scranton