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Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Cleveland, TN, US, 37323

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 28674 

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.

Function Overview

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a full time Operational Excellence (OpEx) resource at the level of Black Belt (BB) or Master Black Belt (MBB), to join our Cleveland Operations Teams.  This is a hands-on job - you must be willing to get into real work on the plant floor and perform hands-ons experiments and work with cross-functional teams to improve processes.

 

Job Description

  • Lead the Focused Improvement (FI) Pillar within the Whirlpool Production System (WPS).  
  • Lead the FI pillar to achieve progression goals.
  • Teach FI tools like 7 basic WCM (World Class Manufacturing) tools
  • Work with process partners and the Manufacturing Operation to deploy OpEx - this includes class preparation, classroom instruction, on site project work and mentoring of Whirlpool Operations engineers, technicians and operators
  • Leading complex and discovery-type projects within the manufacturing plant - must be flexible regarding working on manufacturing processes or product design issues; works on both NPI & current production processes.
  • Work with Process Engineers and Technicians to drive process characterization and systemic improvements within the manufacturing processes
  • Support Whirlpool internal business process improvement that will continue to improve quality performance on new product development, supplier quality metrics, reporting, work prioritization, etc.
  • Enjoys challenges/has an "analytical mind" - strong problem solving & good critical thinking skills.
  • Need to be willing to roll-up your sleeves and dig in to understand the problem & resolve.
  • Willing to travel and work in different environments - manufacturing plants, product design,  suppliers.
  • Proactive/Driver of Change - someone passionate about finding ways to improve and transform people and processes.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • 5+ years’ manufacturing experience 

 

Preferred Requirements

  • Certified Operational Excellence (OpEx) Black Belt or Master Black Belt from Whirlpool’s program using Whirlpool operational excellence tools and methodology
  • 5+ years’ experience working with product development, or cost and quality
  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Technical / Process Improvement skills
  • OpEx MBB (Master Black Belt)
  • Reliability (traditional + “Test to Learn (TTL) Reliability”)
  • APQP (Advanced Product Quality Plan, similar to design for six sigma)
  • WPD (Whirlpool Product Development)
  • WCM (World Class Manufacturing)
  • Lean & Continuous Improvement
  • Ability to integrate the above disciplines with OpEx curriculum and Global OpEx strategic imperatives
  • System Engineering & Model Based System Engineering
  • Requirements Management
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Architecture Management
  • System Analysis
  • Verification & Validation

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About us

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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