Wood Technology Process Engineer

Date: Jun 24, 2024

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Wood Technology Process Engineer to join our growing team.


The Opportunity

As a Wood Technology Process Engineer you will be responsible for leading and supporting the implementation of process improvements throughout the company.  You will focus on the entire Wood Fiber Products manufacturing process, lead projects, experiments, and technical initiatives in support of business technical roadmap. This role will also lead platform process start-ups, new product scaling into manufacturing, and general process rigor in manufacturing. You will report directly to the Plant Manager.


The position is onsite and will be based in Towanda, PA.


What You Will Do

  • Lead process start-up, scaling, and/or migration activities in support with business priorities.
  • Design, plan, and execute experiments to improve process performance and build fundamental understanding of key process variables.
  • Develop process maps, Time Standards, Quality Standards, and Standard Work

Assessing Current Conditions

  • Basic Value Stream, Customer Demand & Line Pace, Takt,
  • Machine capacity, Process Stability, and Staffing Levels

Create/Maintain Process Control Plans

  • KIV, KOV, “Who, What, When, Where”, and Contingencies

Process Auditing

  • Audit processes to understand if work standards are being applied to the actual manufacturing process.
  • Audit materials/finished product to ensure quality meets/exceeds expectations (MIR, PIR)
  • Ownership of engaging plant on corrective actions to out of governance events.
  • Support of manufacturing engineering in troubleshooting process upsets.

Application of Six Sigma Tools

  • DMAIC, Cp, Cpk
  • Working ability in Statistical Software package - MiniTab, JMP
  • Have working knowledge of gage capability, and be able to perform Gauge R&R

Application of Lean Manufacturing Tools

  • Waste identification/elimination
  • Material Flow and concepts of JIT, Jidoka, along with Information Flow
  • Visual Factory
  • Basic Problem Solving


  • Lead projects focused on cost reduction, capability improvement, or continuous process improvement.
  • Develop pro-forma information for CAPEX, assist in implementation, and ensure performance.
  • Deliver results of project to plant manufacturing engineering/operations with rigorous hand-off criteria.


  • Must be familiar with industrial best practices regarding safety. Perform risk assessment as part of all proposed process changes.

Design & Industrial Engineering

  • Create tools, fixtures, work stations, material presentation systems as required.
  • Ability to work in 3D CAD environment to create models/drawings necessary to build above.
  • Create line layouts to illustrate current and next target conditions from an elevation perspective.
  • Ability to work in 2D CAD environment to create models/drawings necessary to build above.
  • Ability to conduct Time & Motion studies


Who You Are

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or technical field of study
  • Four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Enterprise certification
  • Comfortable and skilled at facilitating cross functional groups.
  • Working statistical knowledge and data analysis capability
  • Able to design and conduct controlled experiments (DOE), analyze results, and draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrated results using advanced problem-solving techniques/tools.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products
  • Authorized to work in the United States for a period no less than 5 years.
  • Moderate travel may be required, estimate < 30%






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 jeld-wen.com.

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 $131,400.00 to $219,000.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.​

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: Scranton