Supervisor, Operations/Production

Requisition ID: 13901 

Job Function: Operations/Production (40000070) 


Currently seeking qualified candidates for our Operations Supervisor opening, to join our manufacturing organization..  Cleveland, Tennessee is the North American location where Whirlpool’s premium cooking products are built.


Day to Day
Responsible for leading the efforts of production associates to achieve established safety, quality, delivery, cost, and production objectives in the department. You also will be responsible for all labor, payroll, hourly evaluation, and employee issue resolution activities within your department. You will be responsible to support all lean activities, 5S initiatives, and ensure standard work is being performed on a daily basis in your area/shift.  In addition, you will be assigned additional projects in your area of responsibility as well as support projects that are led by others in your department.


What You Will Do

  • Provide direct leadership of an assigned Operations area and hourly team to achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost targets

  • Meet financial and productivity goals including daily yield and labor efficiency metrics

  • Lead or assist in projects to improve safety, quality, and/or cost metrics

  • Support lean initiatives in your area of responsibility for 5S, quality, and standardized work

  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment

  • Oversee, approve and audit KRONOS for hourly associates as well as schedule manpower as needed

  • Complete administrative paperwork (reports for safety, HR, payroll, attendance, vacation, etc.)

  • Participate in a lean focus efforts (LFE) and problem solving activities

  • Work in a cross functional environment with other departments to maintain equipment, meet schedules and to accomplish department goals

  • Monitor and measure key indicators of department performance

  • Communicate effectively with associates, peers and division leadership to effectively manage the department

  • Demonstrate Whirlpool Values


What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree completion (preferred) or Bachelor’s level education that is currently in-progress

  • Minimum of two years (5+ preferred) experience in people leader role in a manufacturing environment

  • Must be flexible if asked to move across shifts or throughout various departments throughout Cleveland  Operations

  • Be able to lead cross functional activities such as Lean/ Quality Kaizens, Safety investigations, and TPM activities.

  • Be able to resolve conflict in a respectful, confidential manner

  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced manufacturing environment

  • Excellent communications skills that are carried out in an honest, open, factual, and professional manner

  • Must be highly motivated, with excellent organizational skills and leadership behaviors

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and operations

  • Ability to learn company philosophy, division policies and procedures

  • Must value diversity of ideas, opinions, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives needed to foster a competitive global business environment

  • Preferred computer skills including MS Office, Google Suite, Kronos, and SAP exposure


Endless Opportunities

Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.



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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