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Maintenance Superintendent -18906BR - A1DBU

Amana, IA, United States

Posted: 20-Nov-2015

Ref#: 1149037


About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what matters most. Because of our leadership practices, development opportunities, business performance, strong reputation and a commitment to the communities where we live and work, Whirlpool Corporation has received many awards including - Fortune Magazine's Top Companies for Leaders, one of the world's Most Admired Companies, Fast Company's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies and we've had a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 11 years in a row. Additional information about our company can be found at Follow us on LinkedIn or join the conversation @whirlpoolcorp on Twitter.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Maintenance Superintendant opening to join our Amana, IA Manufacturing organization.

Day to Day

Provide leadership and technical support to all 4 shifts of the plants maintenance team. Drive maintenance supervisors to determine root cause of equipment issues that arise during the course of the shift. Coordinate maintenance activities and schedule to ensure that all daily activities are performed safely and efficiently. Effectively communicate with all departments throughout Amana to drive plant yield and equipment uptime.

What You Will Do

Direct responsibilities for the oversight and development of four shift supervisors attending 117 craft and administrative personnel (Electrical Specialists, Mechanical Specialists, Refrigeration Technicians, Fork Truck Repair, Stockroom, Planning, and Scheduling)
Support cost improvement and capital improvement initiatives
Establish labor standards, equipment reliability improvement, and project prioritization
Support safety, quality, cost, and delivery improvement initiatives
Determine root cause of problems and implement corrective & preventive actions
Drive PM and PdM functions and optimization
Support TPM functions across the facility
Perform Lean Sigma project work, and implement Lean Manufacturing methodology throughout area of responsibility
Assist in the professional development of maintenance supervisor
Oversee the skilled trades training program to drive technical development of the maintenance skill trades.


What You Need to Succeed

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology preferred or equivalent experience.
5-8 years related leadership experience required, including experience in Lean Manufacturing Methods
Understanding and working knowledge of statistics and quality control measures and methods
PC proficiency utilizing MS Office and SAP-Plant Maintenance Module
Communication and support to 24-hour / day assembly processes
Ability t be on call as needed to support 4 shift maintenance operation
Proven leadership ability, excellent communicator, confidence inspirer, and self motivator
Leadership role within a union environment helpful

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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