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Materials Industrial Engineer

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Findlay, OH, US, 45840

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40546

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.



Lead all activities associated with materials labor utilization. Using strong data analysis, this position will own all costing and projects around continuous improvement, as well as the efficient use of the materials group human resources.



  • Provide ways/methods to eliminate all types of waste in the material handling process
  • Ensure all new processes efficiently integrate into operations
  • Own all line balances and labor utilization for the Materials group
  • Drive continuous improvement though detailed analytics
  • Support Whirlpool Production Systems (WPS) implementation by providing leadership to continuous
  • improvement group.
  • Drive materials to achieving short/long term labor productivity targets
  • Lead/direct a small staff of hourly Team Members in project work and professional development
  • Align projects with peer Support Departments to meet plant-wide performance objectives
  • Respectful observation/documentation of current labor utilization for continuous improvement
  • Present findings in Google suite applications
  • Thorough Stakeholder analysis for effective change management
  • Shop floor focus with effective communication skills to engage Team Members for improvement opportunities



  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations or Engineering 
  • 5+ years of continuous improvement reporting experience within a manufacturing plant (examples include, but not limited to: Yamazumi charts, Value Stream Mapping/Plan Due Check Act (PDCA) templates)



  • Bachelors in Industrial Engineering 
  • World Class Manufacturing (WCM) background
  • knowledge of the use of advanced material handling techniques
  • Understanding of Lean manufacturing, with an emphasis on Value Streams and Standardized
  • SAP and costing experience
  • Communication, conflict management, coaching, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Data analytical skills


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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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