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CNC Programmer

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Vista, CA, US, 92081

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

Our Company

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.

Sr Automation & Controls Technician


The Sr. Automation & Controls Technician will join a team of professionals maintaining and deploying factory automation systems involving robotics, servo actuators, advanced sensors, PLCs, and PC-based controls.  Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Sr. Automation & Controls Technician will perform maintenance and debugging functions of system elements to keep our automated assembly and fabrication lines running at peak productivity.   The Sr. Automation & Controls Technician will assist in the buyoff, installation, validation, ramp-up and overall deployment of automated systems. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follows prescribed safety policies and regulations;
  • Maintains complex automated manufacturing control systems comprised of robotics, PLCs, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, servo motors and drives, VFDs and AC motors, and advanced sensors;
  • Provides troubleshooting expertise for control systems, including root cause analysis;
  • Replaces defective hardware, such as VFDs and servo drives, and reloads any operating software as required;
  • Maintains work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition;
  • Completes preventative maintenance activities in a timely and proactive manner;
  • Assists in design reviews for new automated systems, and participates in factory acceptance testing and runoff, installation, site acceptance testing and ramp-up to production;
  • Supports lean manufacturing and continuous improvement programs;

Education and Experience

  • 2-year associates degree in control systems or control technology or 5-years experience maintaining advanced systems in an industrial setting;
  • Experience programming and debugging PC-based control systems.
  • Experience working with 480V 3-Phase power and panels built to UL508
  • Experience replacing and reprogramming servo motor, servo drives and variable frequency drives.
  • Experience in commissioning and debugging automated systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally.

Key Technical Skills

  • Drawing Interpretation
    • Proven skills reading standard mechanical fabrication drawings;
    • Knowledge of ANSI 7&Y-14.5 2009
  • Programming languages for automation and robotics
    • IEC 61131-3
      • Ladder
      • SFC
      • ST
      • C++
      • FBD
    • ISO 6983 (G-Code)
    • Basic or VB
    • Robot Languages – Val 3, KRL, INFORM II, KAREL, RAPID
  • Knowledge of industrial control systems, actuators, and sensors
    • Servo motor control, and commissioning.
    • Sensor commissioning.
    • Panel design per UL508
    • DC electronics
    • Circuit protection to 480V – 3-Phase
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project & Visio



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: San Diego