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Whirlpool Shift Maintenance Supervisor, Third Shift in Amana, Iowa

Shift Maintenance Supervisor, Third Shift

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40198

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 Third Shift Supervisor opening to join our Amana Operations organization. For this role we will be looking for a high-performance candidate with World Class Manufacturing (WCM) experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment. This role provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual that has a manufacturing background, exceptional leadership skills, and can achieve world class performance in Safety, Quality, and Productivity. Directly supervise maintenance personnel in the repair of equipment, rearrangement of projects, construction projects, and preventive maintenance programs. If you're able to lead in a high volume-manufacturing environment, have a bias for change to drive exceptional customer loyalty, have a thorough understanding of engineering principles, are driven by providing leadership and motivation to others, then this may be a great position for you. This position is a great opportunity for someone who has established leadership skills and is truly interested in continuing to establish Whirlpool as an industry leader.


  • Responsible for supporting daily manufacturing operations; assembly equipment, packaging, material handling, fixtures, and business processes

  • Perform WCM project work, and implement WCM professional maintenance pillar methodology throughout area of responsibility

  • Support cost improvement and capital improvement initiatives, establish labor standards, clear expectations, and drive accountability,

  • Drive root cause analysis through structured diagnoses of equipment failures

  • Provide oversight to projects being completed on the shop floor with an emphasis on safety

  • Ensure efficient time and resource management practices are being followed

  • Dispatch craftsmen to resolve emergency calls for reactionary maintenance

  • Use a computerized maintenance management system for creation, display, track, and confirm maintenance requests, update, review, and present departmental metrics

  • Communicate information between maintenance shifts, department leadership, and to all levels of management

  • Flexibility to occasionally work across shifts to manage day-to-day operations


  • Associates Degree in Engineering or Operations Management

  • 5+ years’ experience in Preventative and Predictive maintenance

  • 3+ years leadership experience (superviosory and project) in manufacturing environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Operations

  • Experience leading World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Pillar activities, specifically in Professional Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, and/or Focus Improvement pillars

  • Good working knowledge of all aspects of Electrical construction, code requirements, and troubleshooting techniques

  • Understanding of PLC functions, applications, and their use as a troubleshooting tool

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

  • Proficient with MS Office, AutoCAD, and SAP Plant Maintenance Module

  • Effective communicator with the ability to support assembly 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


About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at

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.

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