Quality Engineer Associate
Whirlpool Corporation
Amana, IA

About $63,000 - $80,000 a year

Requisition ID: 35496

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

The successful candidate will be accountable for the quality performance for a refrigerator assembly line at the Amana Facility. This Value stream includes assembly lines supporting the Multi-door Bottom Mount, 2 Door and Built-in Refrigerator platforms and 7 Brands. Also, support Quality Holds Management.

The successful candidate will be accountable to develop Kaizens, QA Matrix as part of the WCM (World Class Manufacturing) Methodology to improve the Quality KPI’s of the responsible area. And create strategies to reduce the Quality Holds Inventory.

Job Responsibilities

Quality Holds Management and continuous improvement activities.
Develop, coordinate and maintain the Quality KPI’s for the assigned production area to ensure zero quality claims for the customer and the next process on the supply chain.
Coordinate containment, Process and Product Audits, Actions Plans, Quick Kaizen, A3, 8D and Major Kaizen to ensure zero quality claims for the customer and the next process on the supply chain
Lead and Manage multiple projects related to improvement using Kaizen tool.
Provide engineering support to operations ensuring consistent application of quality techniques and encourage the use of WCM techniques to solve problems.
Determine when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes. Review and analyze the results. Recommend changes to processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness.
Participate in the development of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and approved it.
Participate in the development of Control Plans and approved it.

Basic Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree
1+ years of quality or manufacturing experience (including internship)

Preferred Requirements

MS in Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical or Related Engineering
Strong Project Management skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
Communication skills (Ability to work at all levels from Plant Leadership to Machine Operator)
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong interpersonal and team-building skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
Hands-on experience working in a heavily automated production environment is desired.

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.