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Fabrication Senior Engineer

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Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 30128 

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 part of the Central Manufacturing Engineering Group, the successful candidate will work closely with North American manufacturing locations, Advanced Manufacturing and our new product organization to define, coordinate and manage the acquisition of the necessary capital equipment to successfully manufacture and deliver winning new products to the marketplace.  This will cover coveted brands such as Whirlpool, Amana, Estate, KitchenAid, and Maytag. 


Job Description

  • Provide manufacturing early design consultation services
  • Determine the anticipated impact to the existing manufacturing footprint
  • Establish the early capital budget estimates
  • Acquire and manage the associated capital equipment for new products from conception through to formal production handoff at the selected manufacturing location of choice
  • Support new product integration by providing manufacturing expertise to each of the key functions


Minimum Requirements

  • BS degree in Engineering 
  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience 


Preferred Requirements

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Leadership and Influencing: Ability to work in cross-functional teams and drive to results while collaborating with cross-functional partners across the globe (internal and external)
  • Demonstrated history of; on the floor, get your hands dirty, work ethic
  • Demonstrated history of collecting and analyzing measurement / SPC data to identify trends, patterns and drive to root cause
  • Experience in new product introductions, including the direct planning and acquisition of the associated capital equipment
  • In-depth knowledge of refrigeration appliance fabrication, tooling and related manufacturing processes such as complex fabrication lines/cells that contain forming, piercing, bending, welding, robotics, PU foam, material handling, etc.
  • Exceptional problem solving, analytical and critical thinking ability - to drive to outcomes that are game changing
  • Experience in Industrial Engineering discipline such as process optimization and factory master plan development
  • Strong independence: capable of working autonomously with limited guidance


About us

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. 

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