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Product Development Engineer

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40175 

<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">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.

<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Function Overview:

<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Whirlpool is looking for a Product Development Engineer for our Refrigeration team. The engineer will be responsible for global Mechanical Structures subsystem deliverables, including development, verification, and execution; working with global cross-system teams during various phases of projects and across various technologies such as structural mechanics, foaming, thermal sealing, etc. 


<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Responsibilities:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Drive New Product Development /Cost & Quality projects for refrigeration business with a focus on structural components
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Concept  development & conversion into design, concept evaluation & selection, testing and implementation (plastic and sheet metal components)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Fine-tuning of concept (Hand calculations, Fit & Finish, material selection, design for manufacturing/Design for Assembly)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Drive module-level requirements, functional decomposition of requirement, perform FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), work with stakeholders on verification and validation plan. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Drive design using simple Six Sigma or OPEX Operational Excellence Tools (Thought Map, Product Map), apply GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) stack up, perform drawing review, usage of simple Pro/e tools 
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Understanding and reviewing simulation reports (ANSYS, Mold flow, etc) and incorporating recommendations into design. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Overall coordination of structural components for NPI, Cost, and quality projects with a focus on technical solutions and deliverables.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Own roadmaps and strategy plans around specific Structures module and attribute.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Administrative functions: Training, Team Building, NPI and Cost quality project Coordination, etc.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Availability for travel; regional (once a quarter on average) / international (may be required)



<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Basic Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering 
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">2+ years of experience in product development


<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Preferred Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Experience in the selection and application of materials for component design
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Problem-solving approach with OPEX (Operational Excellence) or Six Sigma certification
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Experience facilitating communication across teams


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">About us

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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">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 <span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">    

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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