Whirlpool Industrial/Manufacturing Engineer in Amana, Iowa

Industrial/Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Sep 2, 2018

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 18842

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Function Overview

As an Industrial Engineer, you will be responsible for leading and driving change through the implementation of the World Class Manufacturing tools to solve problems and make improvements throughout the Amana manufacturing plant. Lead all activities associated with labor utilization for operational areas assigned. Using strong data analysis, this position will own costing and projects regarding continuous improvement, as well as, the efficient use of the plant's human resources.

Job Description

  • Maintain labor router/standards for profit planning process, cost reduction opportunities, and day-to-day activities

  • Be active in ergonomic studies and lean activities to determine safety and cost reduction opportunities

  • Lead cost studies to determine best product flow in the plant and product features for Bottom Freezer Refrigerator model lines

  • Manage the mini-bill system to determine sequence of assembly operations

  • Collaborate with Product Design to provide insight into how to minimize labor requirements and determine assembly sequence

  • Provide ways/methods to eliminate all types of waste in the production process

  • Ensure new models/parts efficiently integrate into operations

  • Own all line balances and labor utilization for operational areas assigned

  • Drive continuous improvement through detailed analytics

  • Support WPSe implementation by providing leadership to continuous improvement group

  • Drive operations to achieving short/long term labor productivity targets

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Operations or Engineering

  • 3+ years’ experience in a large manufacturing environment

Preferred Requirements

  • Strong background in World Class Manufacturing (WCM)

  • Strong data analytical skills

  • Preferred Requirements

  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of the use of advanced manufacturing techniques

  • SAP and costing (routers, deletion factors) experience

  • Well-developed communications, conflict management, coaching, interpersonal and team building skills

  • Proven success driving lean principles and philosophies

  • Proven ability to improve operations within established production systems

  • Proven ability to drive initiatives to support change in the plant

  • Creative problem-solving techniques and ability to accomplish tasks and objectives

  • Outstanding organization, communication, and leadership skills

  • Competent on PC and mainframe systems related to responsibilities

  • Understanding on factory costs and good financial acumen


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.

At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

Nearest Major Market: Cedar Rapids

Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City

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