Manager of Manufacturing Engineering

Requisition ID: 15988 

Job Function: Product Development Engineering (40000045) 


Manager of Manufacturing Engineering


Function Overview

The Assembly and Finishing Manager is responsible for ensuring the uninterrupted operation of the Assembly and Finishing equipment while achieving the highest level of safety, quality, up-time, and waste elimination through well-established quality maintenance programs and deployment of advanced WPS tools. The  Assembly and Finishing Manager will offer hands on trouble-shooting support to the assigned Technical Engineers ensuring OEE (overall equipment effectiveness)/Assembly Yield/First Pass Yield of process equipment including the improvement of MTBF (mean time between faults) and reduction in MTTR (mean time to repair).


Job description:

  • Responsible for the engineering resources that maintain and/or procure all process equipment and related documentation for the assembly and finish areas in the manufacturing plant.  This includes:  Equipment drawings, tool drawings, PFMEA's (process failure model effects analysis), control plans, and software/equipment back-up programs, etc.   

  • Drive kaizen/projects in areas of waste defined through CD (cost deployment).

  • Train, coach, and support the deployment of sophisticated WPS tools on more complex problems (e.g. major and advanced projects utilizing statistical methods to reduce variation).  

  • Direct Engineering staff in reducing variation associated with equipment life,  cost, and other improvements in assigned business unit of responsibility.

  • Provide process/mechanical support to the business unit assigned which includes, but is not limited to: Process parameter standardization and monitoring, in-process tolerance, cycle time management, etc.

  • Drive and support the cultural change required within the assigned work team to ensure successful implementation of WPS.

  • Responsible for development and forecast of department budget.

  • Responsible for tracking Key Activity Indicators and Key Performance Indicators for the department and areas of responsibility.

  • This position interfaces with the Category Business Team and key trade partners (Lowes; Home Depot; Sears;...) as well as coordinating special requests and minor model line changes from the customer and/or product engineering.

  • Limited travel up to 10%


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required

  • 10+ years of manufacturing experience

  • 5+ years Process Development and/or Project Management experience 

  • 5+ years of Engineering Management experience



  • Master’s Degree is a plus

  • World Class Manufacturing (WCM) experience

  • Experience with MTBF, MTTR



Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers. 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. We stay true to our philosophy that says good business begins by not following but leading. Our brands and products help people make the most of time so they can focus on making the most of moments that matter. 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.
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Full time
Clyde, Ohio 43410, US