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Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 31998 

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.


Function Overview

We have an opening for an Industrial Designer in the Advanced Design Studio at Whirlpool’s Benton Harbor, MI corporate headquarters.  As an Advanced Industrial Designer at Whirlpool, you will conceptualize and develop new products, stories and design strategies that create desire and build meaningful brand experiences. In this role, you will develop physical form, aesthetics, user experience, services and advanced technologies. We have world-class design groups in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, User Experience, and Digital Experience - located in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Italy, India, and China.


People take pride in their home and want to furnish it with products they love. In our Global Consumer Design group (GCD), you will create meaningful experiences through our core beliefs:


  • We believe in creating experiences that brighten the quality of everyday life.  
  • We believe products should seamlessly blend into people's homes.
  • We believe in creating experiences that adapt to the way people communicate.
  • We believe in building continuous relationships through our brand experiences.


Job Responsibilities

  • Support the creation and visualization of multiple brand and product experiences
  • Empathize with user needs, desires, and behaviors
  • Observe, identify, and develop new product architectures, configurations, and technologies
  • Create physical and digital interfaces between users and products
  • Develop compelling oral and written presentations
  • Collaborate with other design disciplines, product marketing, engineering, and vendors to execute project objectives, deliverables, and timelines


Minimum Requirements

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design with anticipated completion in Spring 2019
  • Experience with 2D Design Software and sketching
  • Experience with 3D Computer modeling, rendering, and prototyping


Preferred Requirements

  • Design experience in a corporate or consulting environment
  • Passion for the home and the diversity of life that happens there.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent self-motivation
  • Adaptability and flexibility to change as designs and processes improve over time
  • An aptitude for making sense out of ambiguity.
  •  Command of line, form, and proportion
  •  Working knowledge of other design and product development methods, tools and disciplines
  •  Project management and planning 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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