Whirlpool Maintenance Supervisor in Clyde, Ohio

Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Clyde, OH, US, 43410

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 29995

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.


Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Maintenance Supervisor opening to join our Clyde Operations organization. This role provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual that has a manufacturing background with World Class Manufacturing (WCM) experience, exceptional leadership skills, and can achieve world class KPI performance. Whirlpool is looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to lead the Maintenance personnel through the transition from break down maintenance to zero break downs utilizing the 7-steps of Professional Maintenance in WCM.


  • Lead WCM implementation in Maintenance area to achieve safety, quality, and cost targets

  • Manage 15-20+ crafts daily between mechanics, electricians, and laborers

  • Meet financial and productivity goals including daily OEE and labor efficiency metrics

  • Support lean initiatives in your area of responsibility for 5S, quality, and standardized work

  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment.

  • Oversee and audit KRONOS for hourly associates as well as schedule manpower as needed

  • Complete administrative paperwork (reports for safety, HR, payroll, attendance, vacation, etc.)

  • Work in a cross functional environment with other departments to maintain equipment, meet schedules and to accomplish department goals.

  • Monitor and measure KPIs department performance.

  • Communicate effectively with associates, peers and division leadership to effectively manage the department.

  • Demonstrate Whirlpool Values and a Spirit of Winning.

  • Must be flexible if asked to move across shifts or throughout various departments throughout Clyde Operations


  • Associates Degree and 10+ years manufacturing experience or a Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years’ manufacturing experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a leadership role in a manufacturing environment


  • SAP experience (Plant Maintenance Module)

  • WCM exposure (EWO, SMP, KPI, MTTR, MTBF)

  • Leadership experience in large manufacturing environment

  • Understanding of statistical data analysis as well as project management and scheduling

  • Proficient with Google and utilization of a computer

  • Effective communicator with the ability to support processes 24 hours a day

  • Proven leader that can provide purpose, direction, and motivation

  • Demonstrate ability to provide an engaging work environment

  • Champion for challenging existing practices

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage conflict to a resolution

  • Be able to lead cross functional activities such as Lean/ Quality Kaizens, Safety investigations, and TPM activities.

  • Be able to resolve conflict in a respectful, confidential manner

  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

  • Excellent communications skills that are carried out in an honest, open, factual, and professional manner

  • Must be highly motivated, with excellent organizational skills and leadership behaviors.

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and operations desired and ability to learn company philosophy, division policies and procedures.


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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