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Lead/Manager Test Engineer

Date: Feb 21, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022 Amana, IA, US, 52204 Columbus, OH, US, 43215 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46225 Springfield, IL, US, 62701 Des Moines, IA, US, 50309 Lansing, MI, US, 48933

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 41656

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.




Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Lead Electronics Test Engineer to join our global Manufacturing Quality team. As part of our Global Quality team, the Lead Electronics Test Engineer will lead and direct a team of highly motivated team & serve as the subject matter expert for planning & implementing end of line/final testing for our appliances. To be successful, this position will require a self-motivated individual who is both strategic and operational to advance the standardized hardware and software strategy. This includes full support of New & Existing Product Launch experience in a fast-paced-PC based testing environment; maintaining strong communication between Regional Manufacturing Leads, Regional Quality Teams, New Product & Platform development teams, Electronics Development teams and Test Equipment Suppliers. This position is currently remote and can be located in Southwest Michigan or Iowa. 



  • Become the subject matter expert in the plant for the testing methodologies for a full assembly of products
  • Responsible for leading the Refrigeration testing engineering team globally; driving all end of line testing and final testing at all Refrigeration facilities
  • Develop & implement global testing roadmaps using the standardized software & hardware architecture
  • Lead the Refrigeration Test Team to identify, develop and implement key product tests
  • Develop & present business cases with Regional/Project teams that demonstrate test coverage increase and impact to Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)/ Total Cost of Quality (TCQ)
  • Ownership of Bill Of Process (BOP) and its continuous improvement
  • Build and cultivate partnerships with Electronics & Electrical Systems (EES) & Supply base to ensure adequate electronic board testing
  • Lead and guide team on testing equipment specifications; driving improvement of writing skills
  • Ensure governance of the Minimum Test Standards, Test Plans, Heatmap & other critical test documents
  • Drive standardized testing on the Whirlpool Plants, develop Key Process Indicators and output monitors to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Leverage Best Test Practices across the organization



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electrictronics Engineering
  • 5+ years manufacturing electronics testing experience
  • 5+ years System & sub-system product/process testing of appliance end of line & electronic board level; Field Verification Test (FVT), In-Circuit Test (ICT), Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) testing



  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
  • Manufacturing test-related experience; Refrigeration Sealed Systems
  • Operations/Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control (SPC) & Problem Solving
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQC) Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools & Product Development processes
  • Project management experience with the ability to multitask, lead/direct groups, break barriers & inspire teamwork
  • 6-Sigma/Black Belt training and various tools usage such as Design of Experiments; Measurement System Analysis (MSA) Outcome Variables (COV)
  • Serial Communications to learn whirlpool's proprietary protocols (NTL, WIN/WIDE) to implement
  • the test interface
  • Developing business case & justification
  • Computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications & Google G Suite
  • Programing languages such as LabView & Visual Basic, C sharp


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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