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Senior Hardware Verification & Validation Engineer

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40125 

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Senior Hardware Verification & Validation Engineer

Functional Overview
Currently, we are seeking a full-time Senior Hardware Verification & Validation (V&V) Engineer to support the electronic controls verification and Validation team at our Benton Harbor, MI headquarters. The position is best suited for someone with a strong engineering background and who has at least 7 years of experience in a relevant industry segment.

As the Senior Hardware V&V Engineer, you will be responsible for the testing and certifications of products and prototypes and would be tasked with maintaining the lab and associated equipment to keep it in working order. You will also be required to review project designs and define, plan & execute required tests to release the design.


Job Responsibilities

  • Test appliance controls and HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) and other products for different aspects prototype evaluation, engineering development, etc.
  • Plan and execute Environmental, Hardware and Certification testing based on product or control FMEA (Failure Modes Effects and Analysis) and/ or DVP&R (Design Verification Plan and Report) 
  • Drive Design for Reliability testing on all the controls programs.
  • Knowledgeable of different failure analysis techniques and able to use this to direct failure analysis.
  • Knowledge of Design and build test fixtures as needed.
  • Develop and maintain internal policies and procedures for new and failed product testing.
  • Understand product field failures and improve testing methods including reporting to engineering and management teams.
  • Investigate failures to find the root cause and define containment and permanent actions to eliminate the issue.
  • Follow and create test plans for evaluating hardware revisions and regression testing.
  • Maintain hardware test procedures for each hardware and software model.
  • Maintain management reports

Minimum Requirements       

  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in Electrical or Electronics discipline.
  • 7+ years of experience in hardware development or testing


Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with electronic assembly quality inspection, i.e. IPC-A-610.
  • Good understanding of Test to Fail, Design for Reliability, Six Sigma concepts ASQ certifications such as CQE (Certified Quality Engineer), CRE (Certified Reliability Engineer)
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Network Analyzers/ Spectrum Analyzers, High Frequency Testing,
  • Ability to run, tune and maintain test scripts.
  • History with maintaining test equipment and lab:  Environmental chambers, shakers, vibration FFT analyzers, and IR thermal Camera.
  • Experience with Reliability and Statistical analysis softwares such as Reliasoft Weibull, ALTA, RGA, JMP, Minitab.



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    


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