Industrial Engineer

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 52461 


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 manufacturing and technology research centers.

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

This role in summary


Whirlpool is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Analyst Engineering. This position is located at our Amana, OH. 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 plants human resources.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Identify opportunities in the areas of safety, quality, and cost improvement, then deliver improved business results by driving problem solving and standardized work improvements with appropriate cross-functional teams 
  • Ensure new models/parts efficiently integrate into operations; Collaborate with product design to provide insight into how to minimize labor requirements and determine assembly sequence
  • Perform ergonomic studies and lean activities to determine the 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.
  • Provide ways/methods to eliminate all types of waste in the production process
  • Own all line balances and labor utilization for operational areas assigned
  • Drive continuous improvement through detailed analytics
  • Support World Class Manufacturing (WCM) implementation by providing leadership to continuous improvement groups
  • Drive operations to achieving short/long term labor productivity targets

Minimum requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in a  manufacturing environment


Preferred skills and experiences


  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of the use of advanced manufacturing techniques 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
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with predetermined motion studies (MODAPTS)
  • World Class Manufacturing (WCM) experience
  • SAP and costing (routers, deletion factors) experience
  • Well-developed communications, conflict management, coaching, interpersonal and team building

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