Sr Analyst, Injection Mold Tool Engineer & Tooling and Equipment

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66634

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 46662 

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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Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for an Injection Mold Tool Engineer opening to join our Tooling and Equipment (T&E) organization.
 

Day to Day 
Whirlpool is looking for an experienced Tooling Engineer with a strong background in appliance manufacturing operations.  As part of the Tooling and Equipment group, the successful candidate will work closely with E&T, Project Management, Commodity Management and our new product organization to define, coordinate and manage the acquisition of the necessary injection mold tooling to successfully manufacture and deliver winning new products to the marketplace.  This will cover coveted brands such as Whirlpool, Amana, Estate, KitchenAid, and Maytag. 
The successful candidate will be at the forefront of developing new appliance products by providing manufacturing early design consultation services, while establishing the early capital budget estimates. 


As the Tooling & Equipment Injection Mold Engineer you will be accountable for supporting new product integration by providing expertise to each of the key functions.

  • Working closely with Procurement group and Engineering and Technology to forecast and budget capital purchases.
  • Coordinating competitive quoting events, providing tooling specifications, evaluating and making tool supplier selections, and managing tooling projects through PIQ, tooling delivery and start-up.
  • Forecast appropriate spend targets, optimize tooling spend, and develop technical cost down opportunities with preferred tool suppliers
  • Ensuring that tooling solutions are flexible in design to accommodate long range new product cadence plans with the intent of minimizing future capital requirements.
  • Interface regularly with Commodity Management, Quality Engineering and Procurement representatives to align on Strategic Sourcing and gain alignment on tool supplier performance.
  • Leading projects and special assignments as required.

 
What a Candidate Requires To Succeed

 

  • Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 6+ years of injection mold experience and product knowledge.
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to translate component GD&T into tooling designs so that critical interfaces are assured.
  • Experience in new product introductions, including the direct planning and acquisition of the associated capital tooling.
  • Must have a demonstrated history of gathering input from key stakeholders and gaining their buy-in.
  • Must have a demonstrated history of success working in a matrix managed environment.
  • Must have demonstrated success in translating technical concepts to commonly used business language.
  • Engage tool suppliers and part suppliers with early supplier involvement to assure project success.

 

Candidate must be willing to travel to tool design reviews and runoffs at the tool supplier facilities.  Candidate will also be required to travel to part suppliers to conduct tool supplier assessments, project meetings, asset reviews, capability reviews and other functions. There will be occasional travel to support project scoping activities and workshops. Travel outside the region for tool supplier assessments, supporting other region’s activities, and group meetings should be expected. Candidate must be willing to step outside of primary category.
 

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