Share this Job

Plastics Engineer

Apply now

Apply for Job

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Clyde, OH, US, 43410

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 31762 

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 Plastics Engineer opening to join our manufacturing organization.


Today, you might be providing engineering support to design tooling or equipment.  Tomorrow, you may be working on a lean focused event to apply lean tools in a fast paced injection molding operation.  You will be asked to apply critical thinking to processes and procedures to enable an efficient plastics process. 



  • Provide engineering support for the design, purchase of, modification, and implementation of tooling and equipment associated with injection molding processes for new product designs, engineering changes, and maintenance of business projects.
  • Exhibit the ability to think strategically and maintain a continuous improvement philosophy.
  • Apply Lean manufacturing concepts relative to a high volume, fast paced injection molding operation.
  • Maintain documentation of processes, procedures, and quality within the Whirlpool Quality Management System.
  • Manage multiple projects that will drive improvement in assigned areas.
  • Partner with operations and engineering partners to own the equipment in assigned areas for optimal Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost performance.
  • Responsible for day to day processing of equipment to meet Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) goals.
  • Assist in design review of new product implementations/modifications to existing products.
  • Because of production requirements, some process improvements will have to be completed over the weekend; therefore, this position requires occasional weekend work.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Plastics, or Manufacturing Engineering / Engineering Technology
  • 1+ years of Experience in Engineering


Preferred Requirements:

  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Should possess overall manufacturing knowledge, have strong team interpersonal skills including written and oral communication and be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be proficient with computer software such as Microsoft Office, Google Applications,  and AutoCad.  Pro/E use and knowledge helpful for this role.
  • Experience/technical knowledge in the following areas are beneficial for this role: mold design, knowledge of material flow analysis, PLC understanding, servo operation/problem solving, electrical troubleshooting, ability to follow and troubleshoot complex hydraulic schematics, thin wall stock molding, gas assist technology and application skills with machine/robot interface.
  • Ability to work self-directed with minimal supervision; ability to multi-task in a busy work environment.
  • Willingness to attend technical competency trainings, including but not limited to:  Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, Operational Excellence/Six-Sigma, Whirlpool Product Delivery, and Whirlpool Production System / World-Class Manufacturing.
  • Have the willingness and the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Toledo
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Social Media, Engineering, Marketing

Find similar jobs: