Manufacturing Production Supervisor

Requisition ID: 27827

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.




In this role, you will have the principal responsibility for 3rd shift processes and performance and own shift metrics around Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery performance and production objectives in the department. You also will be responsible for all labor, payroll, hourly evaluation, and employee issue resolution activities within your department. You will be responsible to support all lean activities, 5S initiatives, and ensure standard work is being performed daily in your area/shift.¬  In addition, you will be assigned additional projects in your area of responsibility as well as support projects that are led by others in your department.



  • Lead your area to achieve safety, quality, and cost targets

  • Meet financial and productivity goals

  • Conduct audits in your area of responsibility for 5S, quality, and standardized work

  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment.

  • Drive¬ Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and daily performance on the shift

  • Oversee and audit KRONOS for hourly associates.

  • Schedule manpower for the shift

  • Support all lean initiatives through participation in focused area improvement activities to create a continuous improvement culture with all production workers

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

  • Participate in a lean focus effort (LFE) and problem-solving activities

  • Lead or assist in projects to improve safety, quality, and/or cost metrics.

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

  • Monitor and measure key indicators of department performance.

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

  • Demonstrate Whirlpool Values and a Spirit of Winning.

  • Manage employee issue resolution activities within your department

  • Engage in honest, open and factual communications in a professional manner

  • Be proficient with key computer programs such as Word, Excel, Google, SAP, KRONOS, and other Whirlpool software.

  • Move throughout various departments throughout Greenville Operations.

  • resolve conflict in a respectful, confidential manner

  • plan, organize and prioritize tasks as well as set expectations for the leaders that are reporting to you.

  • Lead cross functional activities such as Lean/ Quality Kaizens, Safety investigations, and total productive maintenance (TPM) activities.¬ 



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2 plus years' experience in managing employees in a manufacturing environment



  • Bachelor's Degree

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

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

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written are essential.

  • Use and understand applications of various communication and computer technologies; Word, Excel experience, Google, KRONOS, SAP

  • Ability to read, write, make oral presentations and communicate clearly to all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent planning and conflict resolution skills

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



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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