Associate, Engineering

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

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This role in summary

Reporting to the United States Verification and Validation (US V&V) Leader for Horizontal /Vertical Axis Washers and Dryers, the Codes Engineer, Associate will routinely work with the Washer and Dryer platform teams to ensure that all product sold in our Latin American Region, North (Mexico, Caribbean Region and Latin America) receive all necessary national certifications for safety, energy and performance. The Codes Engineer, Associate role uses critical thinking and a thorough understanding of NOM, RETIQ, ICOTEC Sencamer and other National Code Requirements to generate Codes Certification Approval plans with the appropriate type and amount of testing.   The successful candidate will also work closely with a talented team of laboratory supervisors and technicians to ensure that tests are completed accurately and on schedule. Each day offers a broad range of opportunities in a fast paced, team oriented work environment. The successful candidate will be joining a talented team of individuals within our Monterrey Technology Center. 

Your responsibilities will include

This position will oversee Codes Approval Certification plans for Washer and Dryer platform projects in the US and Mexico.  This person will create and execute Codes Approval Certification plans that align with multiple project budgets and timelines.  They are expected to: 

  • Maintain expert knowledge of the applicable standards and cascade the code/standard requirements to the responsible engineering teams

  • Maintain and develop knowledge of Washer and Dryer products and specifications.

  • Lead the activities to obtain and maintain certifications, including the overall plan for obtaining certification and test strategy  for all assigned projects

  • Ensure the appropriate certifications are received from the certification agencies in time to support project timelines

  • Maintain knowledge of our compliance reports and make sure that product changes are appropriately communicated as needed to our certifying agencies

  • Represent Whirlpool as the key point of contact for certification agencies during product assessments, and audits.

  • Communicate non compliance and follow up status

  • Budget management for annual recertification program

Minimum requirements

  • Engineering Degree

  • English skills, demonstrate  independency of the language

  • 1-2 years of experience in designing and launching new products.

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Basic knowledge of laundry appliance technology

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people

  • Ability to effectively facilitate meetings and discussions

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Time management skills

  • Strong planning skills (project management with multidisciplinary teams)

  • Experience in codes and standards development (member or participant in standards development organization technical expert panel or committee) 

  • Problem solving knowledge using methodology 

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or other training providing an understanding of Design of Experiments, Control Charts, Measurement system Evaluations and other statistical process/product improvement methods

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