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Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Findlay, OH, US, 45840

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 29989 

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.



In this position you will have the opportunity to coordinate and monitor activities of support manufacturing personnel, supervise some hourly support operation personnel and some management personnel as required.

  • Assure proper utilization of facilities, tools, equipment, raw materials and manpower to effectively meet safety, quality and production requirements.
  • Maintain good employee relations and communications.
  • Carry out objectives established by operations management.
  • Assure that all plant policies and procedures are enforced and administered fairly and consistently. Provide input for salaried personnel ratings as required.
  • Serve as the key communication link with the other shifts to facilitate smooth transition of data and clear communication of problems/issues.
  • Proactively recognize and address logistical problems in order to maintain a smooth production flow on subsequent shifts.
  • Facilitate logistics meetings as necessary.
  • You may be required to lead improvement activities as needed (WCM, Kaizen, etc..)
  • For this role you must possess a proven track record of exceptional supervisory experience and demonstrate strong leadership, human relations and team facilitation skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Division's operations policies and procedures.
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of plant manufacturing operations, processes and production flow.
  • Must be able to resolve a wide range of safety, quality, production, logistical and human relations problems by analyzing, observing and interpreting situations and data in a timely manner.
  • Focus must be on identification or "root causes" and taking the proper steps to resolve them.
  • Knowledge of Kronos, WCM, SAP, Google applications, etc.
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing concepts and WCM.
  • You will need the ability to utilize in daily operations, strong knowledge of employee handbook for policy interpretation and administration, provide HR leadership on the shift.    



This sub-function is responsible for undertaking production activities to transform tangible inputs (e.g. raw materials or semi-finished goods) or intangible inputs (e.g. ideas, information, know how) into finished products or services. They may be involved in setting-up, calibrating and operating machines and equipment, supervision of arrangements, monitoring resources, following production schedules and quality standards, monitoring production processes and troubleshooting production problems.


This position is on 2nd shift.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Operations
  • 2+ years experience in a manufacturing leadership role


Preferred Requirements

  • Familiarity with Whirlpool policies and employee relations procedures strongly preferred
  • Proven success in fast-paced environment
  • Proven success in the personal development of employees
  • WCM (World Class Manufacturing) experience


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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