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Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

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.

Product Development Associate


Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a product development associate position - to join our GPO organization.


Day to Day

The open position has comprehensive responsibilities for managing materials projects related to Home appliances (Refrigeration) products from a technology and business perspective (New Product Introductions, Regulatory, Cost, quality, and Innovation). The position requires to work in close cooperation with functions like: Platforms, Procurement, Manufacturing, Sustainability and Consumer design) and to keep teaming relations with counterparts located in different Factories and Regions. Work as team member to manage activities and project where materials (plastic, metal, foam and  coating) application is required . 




Manage materials development projects working with Cross Functional teams (Platforms, Procurement, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Suppliers and Consumer design) to deliver the projects within scope, schedule and cost

Drive Material specification definition, critical parameters, test plans with timeline and provide technical leadership to project teams

Ensure the smooth flow of raw materials to meet the product and process validation requirements and schedules.

Review, interpret, and react to data in order to drive product development progression

Assess risk management and proactively engage the team in order to mitigate any risk associated with the project

Lead/Support Platforms & Plants in their day to day materials technology related activities

Lead or support Quality Projects implementation and resolve quality issues at the Ramos and Supsa plants

Lead or support Cost savings projects implementation and  pipeline generation for SxS and TM Platforms

Lead or support dual sourcing strategy execution working with procurement, platform and Ramos and Supsa plants

Identify opportunities for new technologies and/or improvements to existing technologies early in product development



Minimum Requirements

·   Bachelors  in Materials, Chemistry, Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering

·   Relevant experience in project management in new product development or R&D

·   Experience in selecting and evaluating engineering materials in one or more of the following areas – polymers, coatings, steel and adhesives.

·   Knowledge in manufacturing and application of common engineering materials.

·   Experience in materials failure analysis, CAD, MS office and MS Project.

.   Be willing to go to Ramos Arizpe according to project needs.

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 65 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2018. 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, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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