Quality Engineering Associate

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74117

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 43871 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. 

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.

Associate, Quality Engineering 

Functional Overview:
Whirlpool is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Quality Engineer - Assembly to support our Tulsa, OK manufacturing operation. This position is in the Plant Quality organization reporting directly to the Assembly Quality Leader.

The main function of this role is to develop a robust manufacturing process that ensures quality is built at the station and continuous improvement in the quality metrics for the assembly line. 

Job Responsibilities:


•    Lead the quality effort for the manufacturing process to meet division metrics: Service Incidence  Rate (SIR),

     Customer Assurance Lab (CAL), Quality Assurance Lab (QAL) CAL/QAL, Process  Capability (Cp & Cpk),

     First Pass Yield (FPI) and Scrap %). 
•    Lead corrective actions efforts for CAL/QAL audit findings. Identify process improvements to eliminate potential defects or

     detection improvements to assure the defects cannot be passed on to the customer. 
•   Track and identify projects to address FPY issues and to meet division targets. ∙ Monitor Cp/Cpk from critical processes and lead

     Kaizen to improve process capability.

     Use the 7 steps of Problem Solving to use Whirlpool Quality methodology to solve Man and Method issues. 
•    Lead implementation of Error and Mistake proof solutions for Man and Method issues as permanent corrective actions. 
•    Lead Autonomous teams with Process Engineer and Operations Line supervisor to review at least on a weekly basis assembly line

     quality performance, define priorities and action plan to drive Kaizens and corrective actions. 
•    Identify internal and external emerging issues and respond immediately to those issues with detection and process controls thru

     Quality Emergency Work Order (QEWO) execution.

     Lead LPA and Red Herring (Error and Mistake Proof devices verification) implementation and correct follow-up for its assembly lines. 
•    Maintain QA Network for AA QA Matrix issues and Man / Method emerging issues.

     Supervise Quality process Technicians and First Responders that are assigned to assembly quality. 
•    Manage multiple tasks and provide frequent oral/written communication to supervisor or related departments. 


Minimum Requirements: 


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
•    1+ years’ experience working in manufacturing 

Preferred Requirements:
•    World Class Manufacturing (WCM) 
•    Experience in a Quality role in a manufacturing environment 
•    Six Sigma Green/Black Belt and/or CQE certification; 5 Why, Kaizen, failure modes and effects  analysis (FMEA) 
•    Exposure to Domestic and International Quality


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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