Manufacturing Engineer, Assembly

Requisition ID: 20681 

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.


Function Overview

This job function is responsible for the engineering and technical operations of the assembly/finish organization. Activities include designing, constructing, testing, operating, and implementing equipment; ensure that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness, and performance are met in production processes.


Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the implementation of WPS strategy within the Assembly/Finish Operations at the Marion plant
  • Lead capital projects to improve safety, quality, delivery, and  cost
  • Lead process implementation, process optimization, root cause analysis, and capacity increases
  • Facilitate projects and teach / mentor / train shop floor teams in lean strategies and concepts
  • Provide day to day support to the assembly leadership group including problem-solving, cost estimates, standard costs, labor and process flow / layouts
  • Provide project management of new and existing equipment
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams to drive solutions


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in an applicable Engineering field
  • 1+  years of manufacturing experience


Preferred Requirements

  • Well-developed communications, project management, coaching, interpersonal and team building skills.     
  • Resourcefulness in accomplishing objectives and completing tasks with minimal supervision yet seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Skills to research and understand the root cause for product and process problems and drive improvement based on analysis
  • Working knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to create complete sets of working drawings
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Extensive problem-solving skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the use of advanced manufacturing techniques in a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Extensive mechanical knowledge, as well as design ability
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • 3D Solid Modeling experience a plus
  • Electrical systems and PLC knowledge
  • Exposure to robotic programming and automation
  • Must possess good judgment, planning and analytical skills with the ability to introduce new and different concepts into an existing organization
  • Six Sigma methodology


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 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. 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.


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. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.