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Lead Engineer, Model Based Systems

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Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 23889

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.



Drive Roadmaps with process partners at Whirlpool around the development of plant models and Simulation Tools for architecture and controls performance simulation. - Work side by side with MBCD (Model Based Control Design), ACU SW (Appliance Control Software) Motor Control SW and Validation & Verification organizations to map knowledge gaps in the model-in-loop (MIL), software-in-loop (SIL), processor-in-loop (PIL) and hardware-in-loop (HIL) areas, set requirements for Plant Models and Simulation Architectures. Lead project planning to ensure clear deliverables / requirements, resourcing and timing




  • Delivery of projects per commitment to meet Platform and EES (Electronics and Electrical Systems) level plans
  • Translate technical / sub-system requirements into plant and controls model requirements.
  • Translate control model requirement on module architectures for simulation and implementation.
  • Drive control design / module trade-offs to achieve optimum performance vs cost vs schedule
  • Develop solutions in form of Simulation Architectures that can be utilized for (MIL), (SIL) and (PIL) of control modules / algorithms.
  • Support (HIL) initiatives from V&V around plant modeling strategy and development.
  • Develop solutions and process on Rapid control prototypes, code generation, and verification and validation of modules and algorithms.
  • Use planned experimentation tools and methods to support the physics-based approach to modeling and simulation.
  • Support / lead technical design reviews to ensure plant models, simulation architectures and performance algorithms are delivering per requirements.
  • Accountable for creation of libraries on plant and control modeling, capture and reuse of knowledge.
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Coach & mentor others within the organization in areas of MBD (Model Based Design).
  • Work on lab testing as needed to develop and validate models and controls (data acquisition and processing)
  • Work cross functionally and globally




  • Master of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with controls design and/or plant model development, focus on control or algorithm simulation
  • 8+ years industrial experience in Simulation of Controls, Plant Model Development with focus on control and algorithm design.
  • 8+ years of experience in Simulink applied to Model Based Control Design (Simulation, MIL, SIL, PIL), auto-code generation, software testing and verification.
  • 5+ years of experience in plant modeling for control design; Modelica (desired), Simulink, Simscape
  • 5+ years of experience in System Engineering Process: Requirement management, Architecture definition for control / algorithm module, Verification and Validation.
  • 5+ years of experience on rapid prototyping techniques to validate controls (for instance: NI Systems, FPGA, LabView, DSpace systems, etc..).




  • PhD in Mechanical, Electrical, Controls Engineering with focus on Control & Algorithm performance simulation
  • Experience with Embedded C
  • Experience on PIL systems and real time simulation;
  • SysML modeling experience; Previous experience with IBM tools (DNG, RTC, RQM)
  • Familiarity with other tools and processes (ex. OPEX, DVP&R, A3 methodology)
  • Advanced C Programming Language





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. 


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