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Senior Manager, Engineering

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Date: Feb 20, 2019

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

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.


Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Manager of Engineering opening to join our Amana Manufacturing organization. Overall the Senior Manager of Engineering will be responsible for leading all facets of  NPI Engineering and Manufacturing Services, while providing technical direction in problem solving while developing a strong understanding of appliance operations.


Manage factory location NPI engineering & technician staff to execute regional Product Leadership into North American Manufacturing locations (US and Mexico).  Factory lead for overall location NPI activities. Work directly with GPO platform leadership, consisting of: architect lead, sub-system lead, project lead, planner lead, manufacturing lead and CME and factory business unit managers for site specific NPI requirements and DPL execution.   



  • Site lead for overall coordination & execution for all Mega, Major, Minor and Model Line product launches.     Manage all POS & IOC requirements (Project Objective Summary & Impact of Change) that impacts all product architectures at the manufacturing site.  Scope and execute all manufacturing requirements. Includes: factory analysis, CAPEX, manufacturing footprint changes, engineering to pilot builds, PPAP, safe launch execution, manufacturing toll gate reviews, production ramp plans, obsolescence plans, vendor risk management, factory contingency plans.  Ensure overall location manufacturing & make part/process readiness for DPL. 60%

  • Representative on factory ad-staff to ensure site readiness of all NPI activities into day-to-day operations.  10%

  • Align site Factory Master Plan to Regional DPL & Manufacturing Strategy. 10%

  • Execute standardization of manufacturing NPI accountabilities for engineering build planning through product launch execution. 10%

  • Manage site NPI department, rearrangement & prototype expense and capital budgets. 5%

  • Manage site NPI engineering & technician resource performance, professional development and succession planning/talent pipeline. 5%  




    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required


    Work Experience: 8 years of engineering experience required.  Experience in manufacturing operations and program management required.    


    Technical/Product Knowledge: Knowledge of manufacturing processes required.  Strong product knowledge of all platforms produced at location.  Site resident expert in WPD program management.


    Other requirements:  Must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external parties. Have solid vision and strategy to meet factory and product requirements and goals.  Manage personnel to deliver NPI goals & objectives. OPEX, lean, professional certifications a plus.


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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City

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