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Senior Engineer, New Product Introduction (NPI), Laundry

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Clyde, OH, US, 43410

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 40286 

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Function Overview:

Whirlpool is currently seeking a Senior Engineer within our New Product Introduction (NPI) organization to join the North American Region (NAR) Manufacturing team.  This position will lead projects at our Manufacturing (MFG) locations based on North American product execution plans.  This position will be located in Clyde, Ohio. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • MFG lead for all MFG requirements to support new product launches into the MFG footprint; including creation & management of project scope, schedule, budget, reviews, and deliverables  
  • MFG lead representative on project core teams 
  • Work cross-functionally with marketing, consumer design, product design, quality, procurement, safety, MFG engineering/ support, and materials teams to ensure all deliverables are understood and met
  • Engineering build planning & execution between MFG and engineering teams
  • Ensure readiness of Safe Launch activity management (led by quality)
  • Plans and prepares MFG to establish a lead time of production operations to meet shipping dates
  • MFG voice input to Bill of Material (BOM) and component status
  • Facilitate factory analysis including capacity, equipment footprint, material flow/ storage, labor/cost roll-up, asset reuse, and CAPEX submission
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing & office environment, walking long distances, stand on feet for long periods of time, minor lifting (generally 30lbs or less)
  • 30% travel (Domestic) 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 
  • 3+ years of managing new product development projects and programs in a manufacturing environment
  • 1+ year of project management experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in leading project teams from inception through completion with direct responsibility for the execution of vertical start-up
  • Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and Whirlpool Product Development (WPD) processes
  • Understanding and practical application of fundamental quality tools & statistics used for problem-solving
  • Experience in applying technical knowledge to solve a range of problems
  • PC proficient in Google and SmartSheets
  • Black Belt and/or certification
  • Ability to manage multiple project teams concurrently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills



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    

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. Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for an Operations Support Supervisor to join our Findlay Operations organization. This role provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual that has a manufacturing background, exceptional leadership skills, and is able to achieve world-class performance in safety, quality, productivity, and engagement. 

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