Junior Global Consumer Designer - Studio Engineering

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Biandronno, VA, IT, 21024

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.


Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Junior Global Consumer Design Associate – Studio Engineering opening in our Global Consumer Design Organization.


This role in summary
You will work with a senior member of the Studio Engineering team to partner with Engineering, Manufacturing and Brand Studio Design staff across all product categories, globally. We will look to you to partner in the development of great-looking, innovative products that are feasible from an engineering and manufacturing standpoint. The role demands consistency across product categories and an ability to work with others to develop engineering solutions that support operational excellence across all products and that our customers will ultimately prize.


We expect you to be aware of technological advancements in materials and processes and have the ability to propose and champion innovative solutions and ideas. You will also keep a clear focus on Craftsmanship in all product feasibility discussions and decisions. 


Your responsibilities will include

  • Create Creo Aesthetic models and master assemblies (with embedded ‘Class A’ surfaces) that capture the design intent for handoff to engineering departments. 
  • Assist in resolving structural, mechanical, and/or electrical configurations.  
  • Assist in affecting a convergence on final design approaches. 
  • Integrate design intent, engineering specifications, and marketing requests into product designs.  
  • Assist in resolving manufacturability, cost, and aesthetic issues. Providing expertise for engineering feasibility
  • Support and assist the Industrial Designers with the development of a product.
  • Assist in the construction of  major design layouts, including packaging and human factor information
  • Grow and maintain effective partnerships between design and internal process partners.
  • Assist with tracking all issues on projects through the design process.
  • Assist in the gathering and distribution of technical data, guidelines and Standards.
  • Support the build of models and show properties with technical expertise.
  • Establish a network with internal process partners.


Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or an Associates Degree and 2+ years of engineering experience or an Engineering Design Certificate and 3+ years of engineering experience or 4+ years of Engineering experience
  • 1+ years experience in studio engineering
  • Experience with 3D modeling utilizing Creo, Catia, Solidworks, etc. 
  • Experience working with industrial designers, engineers, and vendors in new product development.


Preferred skills and experiences

  • Related Experience is within Automotive, Aerospace, Appliance, or Consumer Products industries.
  • Experience in steel fabrication (folded, stamped, machined and cast steel parts) and plastic production processes (injection, co-injection, two-shot injection molding, in-mold laminates, blow molding and vacuum forming, plastic vibration welding). 
  • Ability to participate in product/process critiques within Studio teams.
  • Ability to create multiple technically feasible solutions in upholding aesthetic product direction.
  • Basic understanding of Craftsmanship and application to product.
  • Capability of creating advanced mathematical surfaces in the design of aesthetic components, ensuring design cost and manufacturing parameter adherence.
  • Share and/or own the responsibility for studio engineering activities on projects providing technical leadership and inputs from engineering and manufacturing departments.


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