Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MLDP) Full Time, July 2022

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43215

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

Please note that interviewing and selection for this program will not begin until November 2021.


The Program

Manufacturing is at the heart of what we do at Whirlpool Corporation. Our full time Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MLDP) provides a cross-functional experience with award-winning manufacturing operations at production plants that have made Whirlpool Corporation a global leader in manufacturing home appliances. This 3-year program is designed to provide six challenging, diverse assignments and experiences, of 6 months each,  focused on our Whirlpool Production System pillars.


Program Location

MLDP participants will rotate through three manufacturing plant locations during the MLDP experience. Opportunities are available throughout our North American plant locations in Ohio, Iowa, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts. Reliable transportation is required for travel to work daily as public transportation is not available. These sites produce a full line of appliances including refrigerators, washers, dryers, ranges, ovens, dishwashers, and KitchenAid portables. Learn more about our Manufacturing locations and the communities where we live & work here!


Your Day-to-Day

Project assignments and rotations within the program will be in areas such as:

  • Assembly Operations – process / lean engineering, supervision, model line / new model launches
  • Materials – planning, delivery and lean
  • Environment, Health & Safety – shift safety, environmental impact
  • Quality – SIR and quality assurance engineering
  • Project Engineering (across Manufacturing sub groups) – standardization of work (SOPs), 5s, lean engineering, factory master planning  
  • Supervision and Team Leadership in areas such as:  assembly, materials, quality, press, fab & finish


Your Background and Experience


Required Background and Experience-

  • Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Graduate
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Operations Management
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher 
  • Has access to reliable transportation and is geographically mobile


Preferred Background and Experience-

  • Proven decision-making skills and ability to solve complex business problems through innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work with teams and achieve extraordinary results
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous internship or co-op experience working in a similar environment or company of similar size/scope to Whirlpool; within a manufacturing environment, a plus


Please note: All candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the job will be asked to complete our online behavioral assessment, Plum, as a next step in the recruitment process. 


For this position, Whirlpool Corporation will not sponsor visas for candidates at this time.Get to know more about our programs at

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