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Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 30021

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

Currently, we have an opening for an Electronics / Electrical Technician to join our Engineering organization located in Benton Harbor, MI. In this role, you will be setting up laundry appliances for the Electromagnetic Compatability (EMC) test.  You'll be looking for root causes of failures and you will be writing reports to communicate your findings.  You will convey needed information to the broader engineering community so good and correct decision will be made.  You will develop a strong understanding of appliance operations and lab procedures and apply it to specific projects within the Electrical & Electronics Systems (EES) Laboratory. In this position, you'll gather knowledge through test results and apply that information to analyze problems for the root cause. The technician is also responsible for maintaining a strong communication link to the supervisor and related departments.


Job Responsibilities

  • Perform Electromagnetic Compatability / Electromagnetic Interference / Electrostatic Discharge (EMC/EMI/ESD) test procedures and/or maintain tested products and components with direct supervision.  
  • Work with 120VAC and 240VAC appliances, following appropriate safety precautions
  • Handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Record and compile data, draft preliminary reports and verbally communicate results
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities
  • Construct basic test fixtures, as required
  • Improve and expand your technical skills


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Electrical Technology
  • 1+ years of experience in Electrical Technology industry


Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of lab procedures
  • Basic knowledge of technologies in mechanical & electrical areas
  • Outstanding people skills, with the specific ability to interact as a team player
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use basic technical equipment (DMM, oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, power tools etc)
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office or Google Office).
  • Ability to move appliances using appliance cart (assistance from other person is acceptable).
  • Frequently be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds - occasionally move up to 100 pounds with assistance.



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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