Whirlpool Maintenance and Facilities Mgr. in Cleveland, Tennessee

Maintenance and Facilities Mgr.

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Cleveland, TN, US, 37323

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 29980

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 Maintenance and Facilities Leader will be responsible for managing the activities of maintenance area group leaders, planners, and respective skilled trade employees for all equipment, building facilities and tooling functions. The selected candidate will lead the Maintenance and Facilities function to support all aspects of production processes including safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale. She/he will also be a key leader in driving the successful implementation of the Whirlpool Production System (WPS) processes and standards and be the leader or specialist of the Professional Maintenance Pillar (PM).

Job Description

  • Responsible for the day-to-day plant operations of the building and equipment including interactions and accountability for safety with outside contractors.

  • Drive safety, quality, and productivity of the department and factory through effective leadership

  • Develop and execute requirements of the PM Pillar (Professional Maintenance) including Predictive Maintenance and Reliability.

  • Provide leadership to develop departmental strategy to prepare Maintenance and Facilities organizations for the future to support all WPS pillars and drive the PM Pillar.

  • Responsible for development and forecast of Departmental Budgets.

  • Develop training plans to ensure that team is up to date and current with technological advances and equipment.

  • Support the factory analysis for capacity, footprint, material flow, PFEP (plan for every part), labor cost/roll up, model line-up feasibility, make vs. buy studies and equipment/tooling scheduling and CAPEX approval.

  • Responsible for Department key performance indicators.

  • Manage apprenticeship and safety programs

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with 5+years of manufacturing experience


  • HS Diploma/GED and 10+ years of manufacturing experience

Preferred Requirements

  • Proven success in leading projects from inception through completion with direct responsibility for execution.

  • Strong people leadership and management skills

  • Ability to Drive and Lead Change within an organization

  • Proficiency in lean manufacturing leadership and tools

  • Solid facilitation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to coach and develop others Strong people leadership and management skills


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.

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