Senior Engineer, Manufacturing Quality

Whirlpool Findlay , OH 45839

Posted 5 months ago

Requisition ID: 7887

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

You will drive a "zero defect" mentality, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and problem solving culture within the supply base for all assigned components.

Job Responsibilities

  • Champion root cause analysis and implementation of corrective / preventative action for top (common cause) failures, working with Design engineers, Process engineers, and suppliers.

  • Identify, analyze and solve problems by leading cross functional improvement teams.

  • Establish specific short / long term quality goals for assigned suppliers and drive continuous improvement activities.

  • Oversee disposition of PPAP submittals at the factory insuring that all content meets Whirlpool standards.

  • Actively manage the assigned suppliers to ensure seamless product launches for new parts or processes.

  • Work cross functionally to implement No Defect Forwarding strategies with assigned suppliers.

  • Provide real time failure analysis for test failures and assembly issues found in the factory.

  • Travel to suppliers as required and perform process / quality assessments to ensure suppliers are capable to manufacture quality components to support our needs.

  • Identify and drive improvement initiatives on leading component failure modes for each product platform using external (SIR, TCQ) and internal (CAL, FPY, line reject) failure data.

  • Provide a critical link between the quality department and other process partners such as product design, manufacturing, procurement, marketing, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Mechanical, Metallurgical, Chemical) from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 3 years of Quality / Supplier Quality experience

  • Strong familiarity with quality & problem solving tools (8D, Drill Deep Drill Wide, 5 Why, Kaizen, FMEA, PPAP, APQP, etc.).

  • Outstanding people skills, with the specific ability to interact as a lead player, apply critical thinking and make decisions.

  • Dynamic self starter with ability to work independently and with cross functional teams.

  • Must have strong problem solving skills, interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, global team members, and the supply base.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple quality projects with minimum supervision.

  • In depth computer skills and PC proficiency

  • Ability to travel inside and outside the United States up to 15% of the time.

Preferred Requirements

  • Master's degree

  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality engineer and Auditor

  • Raw Materials manufacturing experience

  • Automotive or appliance industry experience

  • Knowledge of SAP, SAS, JMP, and Google Apps

  • Supplier Quality experience a plus

  • Steel and Rubber knowledge a plus


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.

Nearest Major Market: Lima

Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

Job Segment: Quality Engineer, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Science

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