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Electrical and Electronics System Human Mechanical Interface - Mechanical Senior Engineer

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 42356 

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Electrical and Electronics System (EES) Human Machine Interface (HMI) - Mechanical Senior Engineer


Function Overview
Whirlpool is seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Mechanical Senior Engineer in Benton Harbor, MI.  As Senior Engineer in the HMI Mechanical Team within the Product Development Organization, you will be directly engaged with the HMI (Human Machine Interface) design solutions that are responsible for the success of top products reaching consumers for years to come.  This position has a unique opportunity to work cross-category and learn first-hand what is involved in the design, development, and launch of products used every day to improve people’s lives globally. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing and supporting multiple HMI design projects (10+) across categories (Refrigeration, Cooking, Laundry and/or Dish), serving as liaison between with global design teams and stakeholders to ensure clear communication and deliver project requirements for cost, quality and HMI overall integration.
  • Support the development of HMI ( Human Machine Interface) design and validation by working with teams from Platform, System Integrators, Design Owners. Procurement, Product Approval, Safety and Codes, Labs, Quality, Suppliers and Manufacturing.
  • Proactively address issues and address leading indicators to flawlessly deliver on prototype builds, development builds, and production supply.
  • Assist lab testing, prototype and manufacturing builds by obtaining test items, installing HMI assemblies, making modifications and noting updates for prints based on build feedback.
  • Work with suppliers for design discussions/ reviews at every significant event/ build and provide support for engineering build/ manufacturing build.
  • Support development of ZBP (Zero Base Plan) with the key stakeholders, managing the requirements in order to achieve the minimum modules and variances needed to cover all platform architectures.
  • Provide input to project planning to ensure clear deliverables/requirements, capital, budget, resourcing and timing.
  • Support / lead Technical Design Reviews (TDRs) to ensure HMI is delivering per requirements.
  • Engage with project status reports (Project or Cost Tracking files). Andon system (Help) used to solve problems proactively, and facilitate 5 why to capture the learnings and improve the process continuously.
  • Use proper tools to report problem-solving (A3), Concept selection (Pugh Matrix), Decisions taken (Decision Matrix), 6 Sigma Tools (Thought Map, Product Map, Process Map, etc), Requirements Management as needed.  
  • Ability to travel daily within Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area supporting Whirlpool Tech Centers and travel within North America/Latin America up to ~35% (build support at plants, prototypes, etc)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • 3+ years of engineering or technical experience managing projects for product development
  • Experience with FMEA (Failure modes and effects analysis), DVP&R (Design Verification Plan and Report) writing and owning the FMEA for subsystem, part or assemblies
  • Experience directly creating the plastic part design, sheet metal part design and managing design assemblies in 3D CAD environment of Creo  

Preferred Requirements

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD design Packages like Proengineer-Creo 
  • Project Management certification (PMP)
  • Master’s Degree, Master of Science Degree
  • Ability to support global teams
  • Demonstrated success in managing and prioritizing multiple projects with or without direct ownership
  • Black Belt/Green Belt trained or certified / Opex tools knowledge and application


About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. 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    


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. 

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