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Plant IT Manager - Manufacturing

Date: Aug 27, 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.

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 and hardware applications throughout the plant and office facilities.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities


  • Maintains existing programmable machinery (i.e. CNC 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.
  • Alter, modify and calibrate machinery software and designs to meet quality control requirements and eliminate malfunctions in the manufacturing process.
  • Programs new parts for CNC 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; identifies 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's request and system knowledge.
  • Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary employee interventions annually, bi-annually, and/or as needed.
  • May perform other or specified duties as directed by the Plant or Assistant Plant Manager.
  • Other duties may be assigned


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • 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.
  • Familiarity with tooling/fixture design.
  • Advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) knowledge.
  • 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.


Education and Experience


  • 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 an 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.
  • Experience and knowledge of CAD software.
  • Experience in Blue Print reading, schematics, and advanced machine programming materials.



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

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