Thermoforming Engineer at Whirlpool

Thermoforming Engineer
Date: May 3, 2019
Location: Amana, IA, US, 52307
Company: Whirlpool Corporation
Requisition ID: 30493
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Functional Overview

We are currently seekinga Senior Process Engineer to support our plastics extrusion and thermoforming operations for our Amana, Iowa Operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the uninterrupted operation of assigned extrusion and thermoforming equipment/tooling while achieving the highest level of quality while driving waste elimination through the use of advanced World Class Manufacturing(WCM) tools and methodologies.
  • Develop and maintain equipment documentation including, but not limited to: Tool and operation sheets, machine drawings, tool drawings, PFMEA's (process failure model effects analysis), control plans, OPL's (one point lessons), software back-up programs, etc.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects partnering with equipment operators, skilled trades and quality teams to improve quality, reduce mean time to repair (MTTR), improve mean time between failures (MTBF) and reduce cost to run and maintain the equipment.
  • Participate in activities supporting the introduction of new products such as Make vs Buy decisions, Equipment OEM selection, equipment design/startup, First Part Approval, trial runs, etc
  • Provide hands on troubleshooting support for the equipment operators, maintenance and tooling technicians to minimize production interruptions resulting from downtime.
  • Track and monitor equipment/process performance metrics to identify improvement opportunities

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 7+ years’ experience leading equipment/process improvement projects from inception to completion

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with the maintenance, repair, specification and qualification of plastics equipment and tooling.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/Plastics)
  • 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.
  • PMP certification
  • Six Sigma Training/Certification


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.
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