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Industrial Engineering Manager

Company: Whirlpool
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 54792 Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 manufacturing and technology research centers. 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. This role in summary Whirlpool is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Industrial Engineering Manager to join our Whirlpool Cleveland Operations Organization This role will be located at our Cleveland, TN plant and is an onsite role. This role will provide overall leadership in setting Engineering strategy and technical direction for Cleveland's Industrial Engineering team. You will be responsible for providing support, guidance, and training to plant Industrial Engineering and Workplace Organization (WO) teams. The Manager, Engineering will work with Finance, Central Manufacturing Engineering (CME), New Product Introduction (NPI) groups, and the Whirlpool World Class Manufacturing (WCM) teams. This role reports directly to the plant Director of Engineering and will lead a team of Industrial Engineers, IE Technicians, and WCM Technicians. Your responsibilities will include --- Develop plans and drive actions to improve labor efficiencies and eliminate non-value added activities. --- Lead production line rate increases and shift additions to reduce backorders.--- Drive World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodologies and champion the concept of 'Zero' to eliminate plant losses in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and people.--- Lead the Workplace Organization (WO) pillar within the WCM framework.--- Manage cost by monitoring and reducing controllable spend and overtime. Drive Kaizen projects that reduce losses in cost and improve efficiencies. --- Proactively seek and value all types of diversity and work to bring out the contributions of everyone--- Build organizational capability through proactive coaching of your direct reports on skill-building and career development--- Build relationships with the broader manufacturing organization and with Human Resources, Legal, Demand Planning, Supply Chain and Logistics--- Proactively collaborate with peers in other Whirlpool manufacturing locations, global business teams, brand, channel/corporate technology, and finance organizations and leverage enterprise-wide expertise--- Drive continuous improvement in the organizational, technical and business information processes/systems through lean/innovative thinking/ideas--- Partner with product development teams to: ensure the right technology and processes to s upport new products and drive seamless product launches--- Participate in product line rationalization, simplification, core/non-core discussionsMinimum requirements Bachelor's Degree 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, industrial engineering, and process development Preferred skills and experiences Manager level leading salaried direct reports Bachelor's degree in: Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering Experience in MODAPTS to determine required labor levels for current and future products. Experience in setting time standards and labor levels in Assembly and Backshop processes (Stamping, Cavity Fabrication, CNC Fabrication, and Finishing) Conducted ergonomic studies and implemented solutions to reduce ergonomic risks Demonstrated ability to drive lean manufacturing initiatives (i.e., World Class Manufacturing). Experience as Workplace Organization (WO) pillar leader Confidence and willingness to take calculated risks, implement new ideas, drive for results, and sustain change Demonstrated ability to provide an engaging work environment Proven record of attracting and developing talented people and effectively allocating and utilizing resources Proplanner Manufacturing Data Management for the Product Lifecycle software (PLM-MDM) RSRWH Connect with us and learn more about Whirlpool Corporation See what it's like to work at Whirlpool by visiting Whirlpool Careers . Additional information about the company can be found on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , Instagram and YouTube . At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Whirlpool, Cleveland , Industrial Engineering Manager, Executive , Cleveland, Tennessee

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