Whirlpool Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Operations in Fall River, Massachusetts

Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Operations

Date: Oct 9, 2017

Location: Fall River, MA, US, 02720

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 10125

Job Function: Operations/Production (40000070)

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world.

Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world’s 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.

Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Production Supervisor opening to join our Operations organization in Fall River, MA .

Functional Overview:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Production Supervisor is a key leadership position that directs and is responsible for the assembly and production operation. This position ensures that all daily activities for the assigned production value stream are customer focused and performed in a manner consistent with achievement of the plant vision and its goals and objectives. This position is a key decision maker and escalation point for value stream issues or decisions across the assigned shift. You will collaborate with engineering resources and other support functions (materials, finance, etc) on short and long-term improvements to the production line.

  • Has responsibility and accountability for an assigned area in the production facility, leading a team of 20-25 hourly employees in attainment of S.Q.D.C (safety, quality, delivery, and cost) goals and objectives

  • Consistently ensures that area job responsibilities are promptly and efficiently carried out and nurtures a high level of teamwork and performance

  • Accountable for lean activities and the execution of activities defined in that process while championing lean through daily coaching in lean tools and methodologies

  • Has direct management responsibility in assigned area including employee relations, team building, performance management and professional development

  • Demonstrated leadership through the development of Team Leaders in the area to help drive daily work and long-term improvements

  • Assists in determining immediate and future manpower, tooling, and equipment requirements

  • Ensure strict adherence to all Whirlpool manufacturing standards and methods

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (mechanical or electrical) and/or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years leadership experience in a high complexity/low volume manufacturing environment, preferably commercial dryers or large commercial equipment.

  • Experience leading a team of 20 + hourly employees with a minimum of 3 team leaders

  • Ability to work autonomously with little oversight and make prudent and informed decisions, often quickly and with limited information

  • Strong understanding of Lean principles and methodologies. Proven track record in driving continuous improvement via lean tools

  • Proven ability to grow individual and organization competency through proactive coaching and mentoring

  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving, conflict resolution and team building skills

  • Must value diversity of ideas, opinions, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives needed to foster a competitive global business environment

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office and Google

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.

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