Plant Technology Manager

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Vista, CA, US, 92081

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Plant Technology Manager to join our growing team.


Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Plant Manager, the Plant Technology Manager is responsible for managing, documenting, and executing the install, support and maintenance of the plant’s computer-oriented production machinery and software/ hardware applications throughout the plant and office facilities.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 


  • Basic network troubleshooting and support
  • Office equipment – MFP’s, phone systems, computers,
  • Writing programs to run reports/downloads for Machinery – Progress
  • Running and routing network cables
  • Wireless AP’s (AccessPoint) - installing switches –
  • Interfacing with Corporate IT team –
  • Working with other PTM’s, Corporate IT Dept & Manage vendors
  • Maintains existing programmable machinery, in the   

      production process functional and operational, and will manage new or re-tooled   

      machinery involved in the product lines to determine the best processes for

      manufacturing new and existing products at their respective plants.        

  • Provides hands-on technical consultation to assembly employees and works with Continuous Improvement (CI) Teams to improve equipment effectiveness and efficiency, and to identify waste in the manufacturing process (maximum use)  
  • Alter, modify and calibrate machinery software and designs to meet quality control requirements and eliminate malfunctions in the manufacturing process.  
  • Programs new parts for equipment, as needed, and outsources and/or purchases tooling as required.
  • Provides troubleshooting support for manufacturing and office equipment and identifies process issues during equipment installation and start-up phases; identify root cause and implements corrective actions.
  • Create a team environment for problem solving, and work with plant personnel to develop a system of feedback on the manufacturing process and plant technology issues, and act as the help desk and technical support services plant wide.
  • Perform and manage office and plant software and hardware installations, train personnel, and troubleshoot software and hardware issues as needed.  
  • Manage and create system related IT documentation and procedures.
  • Manage financial aspects of the IT/Technology department, including purchasing, budgeting and budget review, and develop requests for proposals as needed.
  • Maintain and develop features related to the software installation pack and/or procedures.
  • Manage and maintain the internal IT Server Infrastructure.
  • Implement and maintain hardware and software preventative maintenance programs.
  • Perform facility-wide system auditing procedures.
  • Provide internal training based upon the user request and system knowledge.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or comparable technical studies, and five (5) to ten (10) years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the window and door industry; or a equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by management.
  • Experience in the IT industry, ideally in software implementation and programming support for both an office and manufacturing environment.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and applicable JELD-WEN software and hardware office and machining applications and be able to act as the lead person in installing and maintaining said systems.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process improvement techniques including CI, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, etc.
  • CNC Machining Experience and Lean manufacturing processes.
  • The ability to train individuals and groups on system upgrades and applications.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with all plant personnel, especially Continuous Improvement personnel and teams.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and compliance.
  • Basic knowledge of management principles.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day. May on occasion travel to appropriate seminars and training.
  • C++/VB or similar knowledge preferred
  • Progress
  • Titan – ERP system
  • Kronos



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 $98,800.00 to $164,700.00 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: San Diego