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Mfg Engineer, MLDP 2020

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Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 33941 

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.


The Program

Manufacturing is at the heart of what we do at Whirlpool Corporation. Our Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MLDP) provides a cross-functional experience with award-winning manufacturing operations at the production plants that have made Whirlpool Corporation a global leader in manufacturing home appliances. The program is designed for you to experience six challenging and diverse assignments (6 months each) that will allow you to focus on our Whirlpool Production System pillars.



Candidates will rotate through three different manufacturing plant locations throughout their time in the program. Opportunities are available throughout our North American sites, including Ohio, Iowa, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts. These sites produce a full line of appliances including refrigerators, washers, dryers, ranges, ovens, dishwashers, and KitchenAid portables.


Your day-to-day

Project assignments could be in areas such as:

  • Assembly Operations – process / lean engineering, supervision, model line / new model launches
  • Materials – planning, delivery and lean
  • Quality – SIR and quality assurance engineering
  • Project Engineering (across Manufacturing sub groups) – standardization of work (SOPs), 5s, lean engineering, factory master planning  
  • Supervision and Team Leadership in areas such as:  Assembly, Materials, Quality, Press, Fab & Finish


Background and Experience

Minimum Background and Experiences

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations/Engineering Management, or a related area
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher 
  • Be georgraphically mobile 


Preferred Background and Experiences

  • Proven decision-making skills and ability to solve complex business problems through innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work with teams and achieve extraordinary results
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous internship or co-op experience working in a similar environment or company of similar size/scope to Whirlpool; within a manufacturing environment, a plus

For this position, Whirlpool Corporation will not sponsor visas for candidates at this time.

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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.

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 65 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2018. 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, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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