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Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Lead in Fall River, Massachusetts

Requisition ID: 55237

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 a Continuous Improvement Lead. The role is for our Fall River, MA location. As Continuous Improvement Lead (Hourly) you will serve as a technical resource and project leader in the development and application of production systems across a variety of manufacturing processes. You will be responsible for the cost, quality, and safety improvements while maintaining daily operations to achieve division goals.

Hours - 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Hourly Rate: $29.00

Your responsibilities will include

  • Identify, analyze and solve manufacturing process issues and equipment related problems using Word Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology

  • Initiate safety, cost, quality, and productivity improvements in the manufacturing operations

  • Support, develop, and improve sheet metal forming and joining processes and related equipment in a high speed manufacturing environment

  • Responsible for design, development, testing, and control of day to day, minor, and major projects involving tools, equipment, plant and manufacturing processes

  • Provide technical support to technicians and work teams and serve as a technical resource for the department

  • Provide technical support as required for product design, supplier quality and advanced product quality planning.

  • Determine root cause of problems and implement corrective & preventive actions utilizing methods from lean manufacturing and Six Sigma

  • Analyze, evaluate and document standards according to quality system requirements such as SOPs, Control Plans, and FMEAs

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or STEM field

  • 1+ years of Manufacturing work experience

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Basic knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, world-class manufacturing, and OPEX ( 6 sigma ) tools and the ability to apply them in order to establish manufacturing processes

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the specific ability to act as a team leader and interact at all layers within the organization

  • Strong mechanical knowledge

  • Excellent planning, project management, and leadership skills

  • Strong communication, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • Solid decision-making and judgment skills

  • Resourcefulness in accomplishing objectives and completing tasks

  • Problem-solving skills 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.