Whirlpool Manufacturing Engineering Co-op (Spring/Summer 2019) in Amana, Iowa

Manufacturing Engineering Co-op (Spring/Summer 2019)

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Amana, IA, US, 50014

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

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.

Manufacturing is at the heart of what we do at Whirlpool Corporation. At Whirlpool, you will have the opportunity to work with experienced engineering professionals on projects that impact the bottom line. This co-op program is an excellent opportunity to gain a wide range of experience quickly and early in your career, develop relationships across the company and explore what most interests you!

We will have openings to join Whirlpool Corporation, Amana Operations as a co-op starting January 2019 to extend to August 2019. Opportunities will be available in the following areas in Manufacturing [Refrigeration]:

  • Assembly/Lean Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing Support (Fab/Paint/Plastics)

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Environmental, Health and Safety

  • Quality (Internal, Supplier and projects)

  • Design (Electrical Engineering, Structures, Cooling and Architecture)

Your day-to-day

Project assignments will be focused in our World Class Manufacturing methodology and could be in areas such as:

  • Lead scrap reduction initiatives, including project scope and timeline development, problem solving with suppliers, establishing standardized solutions and implementing changes

  • Manage equipment / resource relocation projects which could include: redesign of current equipment or resources, working with suppliers to identify new equipment options and leading change management with impacted team members

  • Design, develop, review and conduct coordination for test programs or components, small systems or processes, or materials taking into account customers, product performance, cost and quality requirements

  • Focus on cost-savings initiatives across a plant including: standardized work audits, increasing first pass yield, scrap reduction, etc.

  • Coordinate with business partners across functions, from Procurement and Supply Chain to Engineering

  • Learn and apply Lean Manufacturing techniques to project(s)

  • Ergonomics analysis and safe new product launches

Background and Experience

  • Progress toward completing a B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Industrial Technology or equivilent.

  • Sophomore standing or higher with minimum cumulative G.P.A of 3.0/4.0

  • Must be an active student to qualify

Preferred Background and Experiences

  • Demonstrated maturity and confidence to effectively present ideas

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships in a culturally diverse environment

  • Self-discipline and ability to manage competing priorities

  • Proven decision-making skills and ability to analyze and solve complex business problems through innovation and creativity

  • Ability to lead and work with teams and achieve extraordinary results

  • PC proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Access. Minitab, ProE and Autocad a plus

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.

Nearest Major Market: Ames

Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines

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