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Senior Controls Engineer, Manufacturing

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Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 32424

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.



The Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Engineer will perform technical analysis activities, such as requirements gathering and performing gap analysis of user requirements against software functionality as well as defining MES solution. The MES Engineer will be working in a manufacturing environment and responsible for production support, including troubleshooting, upgrading existing MES applications, providing new application design and implementation. The MES Engineer will provide manufacturing support utilizing statistical methods for continuous improvement and provide technical input and engineering support in problem resolution. The MES Engineer will work with the corporate MES team to implement and support the roll-out of the corporate based MES systems.



  • Specify, design, develop, document, test and implement manufacturing execution systems.
  • Operate in a team environment with minimal supervision and develop/configure code.
  • Define functional requirements through client interviews, documentation analysis and Workflow Process Mapping along with the
  • development of modification to and/or new software for existing MES systems.
  • Estimate the technical effort and cost required to implement MES solutions as well as proactively reporting on project progress against
  • schedules.
  • The establishment/updating of maintenance SOPs for the existing software systems.
  • Provide application support and maintenance on vendor provided MES systems for Quality, Materials and Production.
  • Provide systems hardware support for the MFG data center and manage /support VMware environment.
  • Research and apply OS and application patching/Fixes, security/patching and hardware refreshes for MFG servers and PC’s.
  • Perform server maintenances, disaster recovery and backup of devices and databases.
  • Provide hardware support/ maintenance of Industrial computer-based hardware, networking connectivity and supporting peripherals
  • (Scanners, Printers, etc)
  • Troubleshoot / Resolve hardware and application issues.
  • Coordinate outages and work with GIS to refresh hardware
  • Troubleshoot/ Identify network issues and work with GIS to resolve. 
  • Provided training as needed to application users.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology or Engineering
  • 5 plus years’ experience working with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) applications
  • 5 plus years’ SQL with experience programming and writing custom queries, reports, custom labeling, web-based reports, and displays



  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills and customer-focused decision making
  • Knowledge of programming in one or more of the following: VB, C#, ASP, JAVA, PL/SQL.
  • Knowledge of Database in one or more of the following: Sql Server, Oracle, DB2.
  • Exposure to SCADA level Systems like Ignition, Wonderware, RSview
  • Troubleshooting skills dealing with DB, software and functional processes.
  • Knowledgeable with PLC/HMI systems.




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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