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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Cleveland, TN, US, 37323

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers. 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. We stay true to our philosophy that says good business begins by not following but leading. Our brands and products help people make the most of time so they can focus on making the most of moments that matter.

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


In this position, you will:

  • Perform engineering work in operations, production, construction or maintenance environments. 

  • Design and scales up manufacturing processes, instruments and equipment and tests manufactured products to maintain quality. 

  • Plan, design, and estimate time and cost, while overseeing structures, facilities, systems and components. 

  • Analyze and develop solutions to engineering problems related to manufacturing equipment and systems or the causes of component failures.

  • Discover, develop and evaluate new product ideas, enhancements, or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products. 

  • Lead, plan and track all phases of the product life cycle, from inception to introduction into the marketplace. Coordinates with various functions to ensure successful product development and implementation.

  • Identify/define/solve impactful direction of business and lead multi-disciplinary initiatives.

  • Influence functional strategy and execute departmental business plans.

  • Monitor expenditures and forecasting resource inputs; while also operating, monitoring and maintaining machines and production equipment.


Minimum Requirements

  • BS degree in Mechanical, industrial, Electrical, Electronics, or other related discipline

  • 10+ years of engineering experience


Preferred Requirements

  • (Operational Excellence) OpEx certification a plus but not required

  • Solid understanding of (Problem Solving Method) 8D, (Project Summary Report) A3 and (General Problem Solving) 1X1 problem solving tools

  • Firsthand knowledge of (Customer to Customer) C2C/ (Advanced Product Quality Planning) APQP, (First Parts Approval) FPA/ (Production Part Approval Process) PPAP, (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) FMEA, (Measurement System Evaluation) MSE, process control, and control plans Ontrac knowledge

  • Six Sigma, Kaizen, (World Class Manufacturing) WCM

  • Excellent interpersonal skills required

  • Proven ability to create and lead cross functional teams to resolve issues and deliver results

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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