Materials Engineer

Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: Findlay, OH, US, 45840

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 49117 


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.

This role in summary

Lead all activities associated with new product launches, Factory Master Plan support/development and materials labor utilization for internal/external material flow using proven World Class Manufacturing methodology. 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.

Your responsibilities will include

  • 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 groups.
  • 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 including effective use of Yamazumi charts
  • Thorough Stakeholder analysis for effective change management
  • Shop floor focus with effective communication skills to engage Team Members for improvement opportunities

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations or Engineering 
  • 5+ years of continuous improvement reporting experience within a manufacturing plant

Preferred skills and experiences

  • 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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