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Whirlpool Corporation Industrial Engineer in Amana, Iowa

Industrial Engineer

Date: Jun 20, 2021

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 43387

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.

Function Overview

As an Industrial Engineer, you will be responsible for leading and driving change through the implementation of World Class Manufacturing tools to solve problems and make improvements throughout the Amana manufacturing plant. Lead all activities associated with labor utilization for operational areas assigned. Using strong data analysis, this position will own costing and projects regarding continuous improvement, as well as, the efficient use of the plant's human resources.


  • Identify opportunities in the areas of safety, quality, and cost improvement, then deliver improved business results by driving problem solving and standardized work improvements with appropriate cross-functional teams

  • Ensure new models/parts efficiently integrate into operations; Collaborate with product design to provide insight into how to minimize labor requirements and determine assembly sequence

  • Perform ergonomic studies and lean activities to determine the safety and cost reduction opportunities

  • Lead cost studies to determine the best product flow in the plant and product features for Bottom Freezer Refrigerator model lines.

  • Provide ways/methods to eliminate all types of waste in the production process

  • Own all line balances and labor utilization for operational areas assigned

  • Drive continuous improvement through detailed analytics

  • Support World Class Manufacturing (WCM) implementation by providing leadership to continuous improvement group

  • Drive operations to achieve short/long term labor productivity targets

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 1+ years in World Class Manufacturing (WCM) experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the use of advanced manufacturing techniques

  • Experience with predetermined motion studies (MODAPTS)

  • SAP and costing (routers, deletion factors) experience

  • Well-developed communications, conflict management, coaching, interpersonal and team-building skills

  • Driving lean principles and philosophies.

  • Ability to improve operations within established production systems.

  • Ability to drive initiatives to support change in the plant.

  • Creative problem-solving techniques and ability to accomplish tasks and objectives.

  • Outstanding organization, communication, and leadership skills.

  • Strong data analytical skills

  • Competent on PC and mainframe systems related to responsibilities.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City

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