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Global Machine Safety Senior Manager

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692 Springfield, IL, US, 62701 Columbia, SC, US, 29217 Annapolis, MD, US, 21401 Montpelier, VT, US, 05602 Saint Paul, MN, US, 55102 Lansing, MI, US, 48933 Little Rock, AR, US, 72201 Tallahassee, FL, US, 32301 Atlanta, GA, US, 30303 Boise, ID, US, 83702 Banton Rouge, LA, US, 70802 Jefferson City, MO, US, 65101 Trenton, NJ, US, 08608 Dover, DE, US, 19901 Topeka, KS, US, 66603 Sacramento, CA, US, 95814 Carson CIty, NV, US, 89701 Olympia, WA, US, 98507 Raleigh, NC, US, 27601 Bismarck, North Dakota, US, 58501 Charleston, WV, US, 25301 Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84111 Montgomery, AL, US, 36104 Frankfort, KY, US, 40601 Des Moines, IA, US, 50309 Benton Harbor, DC, US, 49022-2692 Augusta, ME, US, 04330 Pierre, SD, US, 57501 Austin, TX, US, 78701 Lincoln, NE, US, 68502 Phoenix, AZ, US, 85001 Boston, MA, US, 02201 Albany, NY, US, 12207 Columbus, OH, US, 43215 Jackson, MS, US, 39205 Madison, WI, US, 53703 Cheyenne, WY, US, 82001 Salem, OR, US, 97301 Concord, NH, US, 03301 Helena, MT, US, 59623 Richmond, VA, US, 23219 Providence, RI, US, 02903 Hartford, CT, US, 06103 Nashville, TN, US, 37219 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46225 Harrisburg, PA, US, 17101 Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73102 Santa Fe, NM, US, 87501

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 42398

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.


Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) are core to Whirlpool’s Mission and foundational values. Whirlpool is seeking to drive significant impact in the organization by further standardizing and maturing the EHS function globally. This will enable the enterprise to leverage best practices, key learnings, and expertise at a global scale, enabling us to Protect What Matters, including our people, our customers and our #1 position.



The Global Machine Safety Senior Manager role will directly support the Global Health and Safety Director to provide technical and process support across the regions including expert support in machine safety system design including corrective and preventive actions; communication of company standards and regulatory requirements, identifying and sharing transferrable practices, evaluating and developing local machine safety talent, providing necessary support for the site's Machine Safety Programs. Defining the need for training; Investigation support for Machine Safety related issues/events. Providing subject matter expertise and leading the Global Machine Safety Core Competency Team (CCT). This is remote opportunity with the option to be located onsite at our Benton Harbor Global Headquarters.



  • Facilitate process and provides technical and administrative services such as assessments of electrical & hydraulic diagrams, pneumatic systems and guarding
  • Develop and facilitates global and regional forums for knowledge and sharing of best practices along with general integration of the Whirlpool Global Machine Safety Standard
  • Lead ownership and accountability for the achievement of regional goals and objectives along with timely and accurate reporting mechanisms in support of Business strategic initiatives designed to produce verifiable world-class performance
  • Lead the risk assessment initiatives and risk mitigation in the area of machine safety
  • Build organization capability by providing Machine Safety training and development of Machine Safety professionals to ensure each site has the appropriate technical and functional competencies
  • Lead the deployment strategy and plan for successful cross‐functional implementation of the Whirlpool Global Machine Safety Standard
  • Support the investigation process of incidents (including near misses, serious injuries) to determine root causes and prepares/directs corrective and preventive action plans. Identify and determine correction action for systemic Machine Safety issues
  • Support response actions to emergencies related to machine safety
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of the Machine Safety process by involving site, functional, business leaders and global EHS
  • Lead Whirlpool Global Standards associated with Machine Safety including but not limited to Hazardous Energy Control (LOTO) and Electrical Safety
  • Assure that Whirlpool Global Machine Safety Standard are available or translated into local languages as appropriate
  • Travel a minimum of 50% of the time, internationally



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Process Engineering
  • 10+ years of international experience with an emphasis on machine safety process/program management, maintenance, and design
  • Experience reading and designing diagrams in electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Experience working across a complex matrixed global organization



  • TUV SUD Certification as Functional Safety Engineer for the Machinery Sector (FSENG)
  • Ability to form, lead, motivate, and direct a strong and effective team
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of safety and environmental management systems
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing/ World Class Manufacturing Methodology
  • Global acumen at all levels of the organization and an ability to establish credibility and drive change within the organization
  • Experience implementing change on a large scale
  • Written and verbal communication skills


About us


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at   


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.

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