Lead Engineer - Tooling And Fabrication

Whirlpool Usa, Canada, & Mexico Amana , IA 52203

Posted 7 months ago

Requisition ID: 15122

Job Function: Product Development Engineering (40000045)

Job Description -

Responsible and accountable to maintain OEE of all the machines in the assigned area

Responsible for developing and implementing quality control plans for the various equipment

Provide day to day direction / strategic direction to a small team of engineers

Optimize machine parameters to improve quality and delivery

Develop and implement stamping and forming dies / tooling

Develop and implement SMED / Changeover reduction projects

Work hand in hand with other lead engineers to improve horizontal expansion of the various improvements

Responsible and accountable for delivering Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery Improvement targets for the team

Develop and Implement Autonomous Maintenance , Preventative Maintenance and Focused Approach Projects within your technical areas.

Monitor and report status of engineering changes on the floor

Lead major and advanced kaizens

Learn and be a trainer on various WCM tools

Train supervisor, team leads, and operators

Develop and implement Capital and expense projects to reduce risk to the business.

Work with various levels of the organization (Advanced Manufacturing, Central Manufacturing, New Product Launch, Engineering Platform) to implement new technologies at the plant.

Responsible for leading a small team of engineers to achieve Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery targets for the Tooling and Fabrication Technology using WCM (Lean Manufacturing) methodology

Mentor / develop engineers within your team

Supervise over hourly / skilled trades employees

Required Qualificatiions -

Hands-on knowledge of stamping and forming processes

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Industrial)
8+ years of industry experience

Proven success with leading equipment / process improvement projects from inception to completion

Supervisory experience over hourly / skilled trades employees

Preferred Qualifications -

Masters degree in Engineering

Require a comprehensive knowledge of the use of advanced manufacturing techniques

Thorough understanding of world class manufacturing tools / methods specifically professional maintenance, autonomous maintenance, and focused improvement

Well developed communication, conflict management, coaching, interpersonal, and team building skills

PMP certification

Six sigma training / certification


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.

Additional information about our company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com. Follow us on LinkedIn or join the conversation @WhirlpoolCorp on Twitter.

Nearest Major Market: Cedar Rapids

Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City

Job Segment: Engineering Manager, Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Fabrication, Electrical, Engineering, Manufacturing

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Lead Engineer - Tooling And Fabrication

Whirlpool Usa, Canada, & Mexico