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Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 31694 

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.


Senior Engineer, Codes

(Safety & Regulation Engineer for Refrigeration)

Location: Apodaca, Nuevo León,Mx


Job Description

  • Define requirements and target ranges to Codes & Regulations (DVP&R)

  • Coaches System Integrator and engineers to develop the right test to failure, verification methods to learn about the factors influencing the design – understanding design limits.

  • Creates test plans with the laboratory and simulation teams, overseeing execution of the test plan to support the needs of design verification & validation.

  • Effectively managing demand and supply of lab testing

  • Confirm Codes, Safety and Regulatory targets are met for all certifications

  • Conduct Product Safety Audits

  • Make submittals to Underwriters Laboratories (UL; TÜV) for their review and approval.

  • Serve as agency liaison and provide interpretation of codes requirements.

  • Review / evaluate product designs to assure compliance with agency standards and internal requirements.


Function Overview

  • Identify the verification methods (physical or virtual) that will ensure the product,  subsystems, components are meeting the Whirlpool and government requirements

  • Ensures visibility of gaps versus targets and issues/risks through the development and proactively support System Integrators to define action plans to close those gaps.

  • Proactively work with the product quality organizations to ensure that performance and reliability requirements protect us versus known failure modes.

  • Proactively work with V&V Strategist to ensure that the latest requirements (from regulatory roadmap) are incorporated in the verification and validation plans.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering: Mechanical or Electrical disciplines preferred

  • A minimum of 4+ years of engineering leadership and technical depth to include:

  • 2 year of Maintenance of Business (MOB) - Cost & Quality projects

  • 2+ years of New Product Introduction (NPI)


Preferred Requirements

  • Proficient with the use of OPEX-Six Sigma and Robust Design tools (MSE, COV, DOE, FMEA, FEA, CPM, product map, process map, etc.) to ensure rigorous designs. BB certification is preferred.

  • Have or be willing to quickly develop a thorough knowledge of refrigerator design and testing.

  • Knowledge and/or experience in refrigeration, thermodynamics, heat transfer highly preferred.

  • Have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively at all levels within Whirlpools global organization.

  • Understanding and ability to perform theoretical and practical engineering analysis. Test to Fail and Test to Pass experimentation experience.

  • Ability to master the theory, procedures, and practice of Product Safety Program, including forced failure testing and principles.



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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