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Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 27502 

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.

Job Description

Actuators Engineer plays a key role as Component Global Owner and will work with EES Architecture, EES Subsystems and Platform teams to develop and integrate actuator solutions (solenoids, heaters, thermostats, motors, pumps, fans, etc.) into platforms to achieve attribute and product performance targets. In this role also will be responsible to develop and execute the Zero Base Plan (ZBP+Requirements Management/Complexity reduction) Worldwide along with Cost, Quality and Global sourcing strategy.




  • Develop Zero Base Plan with the key stakeholders, manage the requirements in order to achieve the minimum modules and variances needed to cover all platform architectures
  • Develop, communicate and keep governance of the component roadmap along with Platform roadmap
  • Provide inputs to project planning to ensure clear deliverables/requirements, capital, budget, resourcing and timing
  • Delivery of projects  as per commitment to meet P2 plan, P4G and Quality targets;      Translate technical / sub-system targets into module / component target
  • Drives component/module trade-offs to achieve optimum performance vs cost vs schedule
  • Directly owns and contributes to actuator design elements and performance attributes including design for manufacturability
  • EES Project management ARC01 & ARC06 documents, including FMEA, DVP&R, project    schedule, risk mitigation plan, supplier coordination, components specification, Cost, Quality
  • Support / lead Technical Design Reviews (TDRs) to ensure actuator technology is delivering per requirements
  • Reporting project status weekly (Project or Cost Tracking files). Andon system (Help) used to solve problems proactively, facilitate 5 why to capture the learning’s and improve the process continuously
  • At M6 complete the project delivery at a component level ensuring no open issues with any integration interfaces (FRACAS, GPA, UL/IEC certification)
  • Accountable for the creation of libraries, capture and reuse of knowledge
    Participate in A0-A2 Process for advanced development projects which are run at a X-Platform level
  • Perform and analyze component and product level tests to ensure deliverable targets are met, Execute and monitor testing activities and ensure they are completed as expected
  • Support and help to define controls algorithm along with Algorithm, Hardware and Software Engineers
  • 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 (ZBP) as needed
  • Define, develop, monitor and report out Key Performance Indicators (Cost, Quality, Timing, Component Performance)


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
  • 2+ years’ experience of following tools (or similar)  FMEA (Failure modes and effects analysis), DVP&R (Design Verification Plan and Report), A3s
  • 2+ years experience in project management



Preferred Requirements

  • Master Degree in Electrical/Electronic
  • Black Belt/Green Belt trained or certified / Opex tools knowledge and application
  • Familiar with UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc. )/IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standard, preferred IEC 60335-1
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Project Management certification (PMP)
  • Second language (Spanish, Mandarim, etc)
  • Have basic experience in project management, develop Schedule, manage project activities, seek for alternative options/route with proper trades off identified, risk management
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and globally
  • Google tools, like Sheets (functions, Plots / Graphs, etc)
  • Good communication and presentation skills



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 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.


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. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp. 

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