Continuous Improvement Engineer

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 48132 


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. 

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This role in summary

CI (Continuous Improvement) Engineer- NAR (North America Region) Labs will report directly to CI Manager NAR Labs.  This role will be responsible for projects across all categories and labs in NAR.  

 Main focuses are:

  • Drive Consistency (Test to Test and Lab to Lab) in our test results
  • Identify and eliminate waste in our ability to measure physical models safely, accurately, quickly, and efficiently
  • Collaborate with the Project Teams on the creation / revision of test procedures
  • Accelerate the transition from physical to virtual testing

Your responsibilities will include

  • Use data analysis to find and follow up with consistency projects.
  • Learn how much variation of within/between lab variation and reduce it accordingly.
  • Get feedback from technicians, engineering groups and other stakeholders for lab improvement. Feedback includes different testing methods, lab insights and testing procedures.
  • Provide feedback to stakeholders and lab leadership team for lab resource availability before, during and after test procedure changes.
  • Work together with lab supervisors and technicians to lean out test procedures to improve lab efficiency.
  • Mentor and provide decisions to lab technicians of lab efficiency projects.
  • Own Lab Metrics and use data analysis tools to see opportunities to improve.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience  in labs or manufacturing

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Certified Black Belt by Whirlpool Global OpEx 6 Sigma Standards, candidate in training is acceptable.
  • Proven track record in developing causal relationships, driving continuous improvement via Lean & OpEx tools, and a driver of positive change.
  • Proven personal effectiveness through integrity, motivation, dependability/reliability, willingness to learn, interpersonal skills, professionalism and initiative.
  • Java Coding skills
  • Google Macro Coding skills




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