Fabrication Manager
Whirlpool - Cleveland, TN

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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 Fabrication Manager role in our Cleveland, Tennessee manufacturing site.

Role Expectations

Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. It is investing over $200 Million in a new manufacturing plant in Cleveland TN. One aspect of this new facility is the use of Continuous Improving Organization (CIO) principles, designed to develop and fully engage every associate working at the plant. The first level leaders play a critical role in not only delivering great results in their operation but also in developing the capability of each associate and the operating teams.

Specifically, this role will lead and direct the Cleveland plant's fabrication operations to produce high quality parts to support assembly for high-end, built-in cooking products. The position will set direction for a two shift fabrication department in order to meet our people, safety, quality, delivery and cost objectives.

Requirements:
Aggressively lead the fabrication team, consisting of hourly production associates, line leaders / production supervisors, and capability coaches / fabrication process engineers
Coordinate activities to support engineering projects and manufacturing needs
Select, coach and develop employees in the press organization
Maintain a dependable and dedicated workforce through open communications and the ability to drive and sustain change
Manage department budget and expenditures
Drive continuous improvement utilizing lean manufacturing tools
Manage / schedule the fabrication department.
Responsible for the efficient operation of Presses ranging in capacity from 150 T to 600 T, both automatic and conventional, CNC Turret and Brake Press Operation along with Stainless Steel Finishing Operation.

D emonstrated skill and abilities also include:
Aggressively lead the fabrication team, consisting of hourly production associates, line leaders / production supervisors, and capability coaches / fabrication process engineers
Bachelor's degree
Five to ten years of leadership experience in a large manufacturing environment
Ability to build collaborative relationships with all levels in the organization
Understanding of capital, tooling and expense budgeting
Understanding of lean manufacturing tools and TPM
Proven ability of driving initiatives that support change
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Endless Opportunities

Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.

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