Senior Industrial Engineer

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Ottawa, OH, US, 45875

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 48386 


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 the Focus Improvement (FI) pillar for the Ottawa facility.  Lead all activities associated with labor utilization.  Using strong data analysis, this position will own driving continuous improvement within the plant as well as tracking of all cost projects.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Lead the FI Pillar
  • Develop and execute kaizen targets for the plant
  • Develop project pipeline for cost takeout
  • Develop and maintain equipment capacity information and planning
  • Provide ways/methods to eliminate all types of waste in the production process
  • Develop team members in kaizen approach, problem solving, root cause analysis among others
  • Drive continuous improvement though detailed analytics
  • Support WPS implementation by providing leadership to continuous improvement teams
  • Drive the plant to achieving short/long term labor productivity targets
  • Support scoping of cost projects within the Ottowa facility
  • Ensure all new models/parts efficient integration into operations
  • Deliver required to run manpower analysis
  • Own all costing, routers, line balances, labor utilization for the plant
  • Lead cost studies to determine best product flow in the plant 
  • Lead time studies utilizing Modapts, a predetermined time analysis
  • Identify Non-value add, Unbalance, Value Add, and Semi Value Add activities

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations or Engineering 
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering experience in a manufacturing plant
  • Thorough understanding of Lean manufacturing, with an emphasis on Value Streams and Standardized work
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • World Class Manufacturing (WCM) experience, specifically Focus Improvement preferred
  • SAP and costing (routers, deletion factors) experience
  • Well-developed communications, project management, coaching, interpersonal and team building skills.       
  • Resourcefulness in accomplishing objectives and completing tasks with minimal supervision yet seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Skills to research and understand root cause for product and process problems and drive improvement based on analysis
  • Working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Office, Solidworks and AutoCAD
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated capability in leading and managing large scale projects, installations, working closely with vendors, project teams, etc.



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