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Whirlpool Senior Engineer, Manufacturing in Newton, Iowa

Senior Engineer, Manufacturing

Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Newton, IA, US, 50208

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40530

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.

Functional Overview:

The Senior Engineer will be responsible for leading all facets of Engineering while providing technical direction in problem-solving and developing a strong understanding of manufacturing operations. The Senior Engineer will be part of the site leadership team with responsibility for delivering on the plant’s safety, quality, cost, and delivery metrics in addition to the plant’s strategic growth and improvement initiatives.


  • Perform engineering work in operations, production, construction, environmental, safety, quality, or maintenance environments.

  • Design and scale-up manufacturing processes, instruments, and equipment and tests manufactured products to maintain a quality plan, design, and estimate of time and cost while overseeing structures, facilities, systems, and components.

  • Analyze and develop solutions to engineering problems related to manufacturing equipment and systems, or the causes of component failures.

  • Identify/define/solve the impactful direction of the business and lead multi-disciplinary initiatives.

  • Lead new product manufacturing processes and certification requirements such as developing PFMEA, Control Plans, and other quality assurance related activities.

  • Develop and lead a plant’s strategy to adopt and implement World Class Manufacturing methodology

  • Assist as necessary in day to day leadership activities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Engineering degree in manufacturing/industrial or process engineering

  • Master’s Degree

  • World Class Manufacturing Experience

  • Strong communication skills to include the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

  • Previous business management experience

  • Experience in designing assembly work cells.


About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at .

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. Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for an Operations Support Supervisor to join our Findlay Operations organization. This role provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual that has a manufacturing background, exceptional leadership skills, and is able to achieve world-class performance in safety, quality, productivity, and engagement.

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