Project Engineer - cooking platform team

Date: May 12, 2022

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 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 manufacturing and technology research centers. 


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The team you will be a part of

The Engineering team discovers, develops and evaluates new product ideas, enhancements, or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products. Leads, plans and tracks all phases of the product life cycle, from inception to introduction into the marketplace. Coordinates with various functions to ensure successful product development and implementation.

This role in summary

As Whirlpool we are looking for a Project Engineer for our Built In Cooking platform team.

Working with us you will be responsible for the mechanical structures, aesthetics and thermal subsystems of our Built In Ovens, Microwaves and Cooktops. 

You will work with global cross functional teams during various phases of projects like concept, design and product ones.

Your daily tasks will include development, execution, verification and validation activities using various technologies such as structural mechanics, plastic & sheet metal design etc.


Your responsibilities will include

  • Drive New Product Development projects for the Built in Cooking business with a focus on structural and aesthetics components and physics understanding (structural load, thermodynamics, air flow)
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to implementation using the project management tools by closely working with design, product approval, manufacturing and procurement teams.
  • Concept development, design creation, concept evaluation & selection, verification & validation
  • Fine-tuning of concepts (material selection, Design for Safety/Manufacturing/Assembly)
  • Develop and capture knowledge required to deliver subsystem level excellence through Design Guides, Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA),Requirements Management, Tolerance Stack Ups, and other documents
  • Drive design using simple Six Sigma or OPEX - Operational Excellence Tools (Critical Thinking, Thought/Product/Process Map, DOE’s (Design Of Experiment) , COV (Component of Variation), apply GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) stack up, and perform drawing reviews.
  • Understanding and reviewing simulation reports (structural and thermal) and incorporating recommendations into design.
  • Work with procurement and suppliers to coordinate developing the tools 

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in the same or very similar role
  • Experience in component/product development with 3D CAD modeling (Creo/Parametric preferred)*
  • Experience in component/product development lifecycle management
  • Drawing experience and GD&T (Geometry Dimensioning & Tolerancing) application (tolerance definition and analysis)
  • Knowledge of DFMEA,
  • Requirements management, 6 SIGMA tools

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Good planning, communication and concept development skills
  • Experience working in diverse/multicultural environment  with cross-functional teams 
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Resilience, multidisciplinary approach
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English is a must
  • Italian language is nice to have
  • Knowledge and working experience in injection molding and sheet metal forming processes
  • Knowledge in simulation analysis (Finite Element Analysis)
  • Knowledge in tooling construction is a plus

What we offer

  • Work in a well structured and consolidated team.
  • International environment and global career opportunities.
  • Opportunity to have a great impact on company development.
  • Great team spirit and atmosphere.
  • Agile working. ##LI-HYBRID


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