Product Development Sr. Analyst Engineer

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Joinville, SC, BR, 89219-900

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 50144 


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. 


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This role in summary

Whirlpool is looking for a Product Development Sr. Analyst Engineer (Sr. Eng.) for our Refrigeration Structures Subsystem team. The engineer will be responsible for mechanical structures sub system deliverables, including development, verification, and implementation of metallic, plastic and packaging components for home appliances (refrigerators, water and air treatment); working with global cross-system teams during various phases of projects and across various mechanical engineers' knowledge areas such as solid mechanics, dynamics, material properties, heat transfer, FEM, manufacturing process (injection molding, metal forming, rapid prototyping, etc). 


Your responsibilities will include

  • Drive New Product Development / Cost & Quality projects for refrigeration business (refrigerators, water and air treatment) with focus on structural components and systems

  • Support and work for projects through all project phases (Concept / Development / Implementation)

  • Solve problems and find reliable technical solutions for the applications

  • Create ideas for new designs, cost reduction and quality improvement projects

  • Supporting lifecycle development of the product / product group

  • Develop and capture knowledge required to deliver subsystem level excellence through Design Guides, FMEA, DVP&R, A3’s, Tolerance Stack Ups, and other tools and documents.

  • Cooperating with other functions and teams (marketing, design, manufacture eng., V&V eng.)

  • Define subsystem requirements and validate them through simulation analysis and/or tests 

  • Supporting Product Specification based on released documentation and validated tests

  • Support benchmarking activities, experimentation, data analysis via statistical tools (6 sigma)

  • Support intellectual property creation: initiating and following-up on patent analysis and identifying new ideas for patents

  • Prepare and participate in design reviews with your team and cross functional team members

  • Support CAD models development submitting simulation requests with clear boundary condition definitions, and interpret results to make necessary design modifications. Use of tolerance analysis to drive sensitivity in the simulation results

  • Demonstrate project management skills to drive projects through the design, testing and implementation phase respecting projects KPIs.

  • Coordinate system integrators, build planners to prototype build plans to evaluate design concepts through physical lab testing

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or related field

  • 6+ years Engineering & Technical experience in product development or very similar role

  • Advanced / Fluent English communication skills (written and spoken) 

Preferred skills and experiences

  • 8+ years Engineering & Technical experience in product development consumer goods industry or other relevant industry experience

  • Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or related field

  • Experience in component/product development lifecycle management

  • Drawing deep experience and GD&T (Geometry Dimensioning & Tolerancing) application, tolerance definition and analysis (1D, 2D & 3D Stack-up analysis), 

  • Experience in component/product development with 3D CAD modeling (Creo 7.0 is preferred), Windchill experience

  • Experience in fundamental physics principles application in product / components development, including understanding of mechanical systems, solid mechanics, material properties, heat transfer, fluid dynamics.

  • Experience on DFMEA, System Engineering, Requirements management and Control plans

  • Working experience in injection molding and sheet metal forming processes

  • Experience in tooling construction (injection molding and forming tooling)

  • Experience in simulation analysis (Finite Element Analysis - Ansys / Moldflow)

  • Lean/Six Sigma certification and good experience with statistical analysis (Black Belt)

  • Basic knowledge of computer programming languages

  • Strong critical thinking skills, an agile approach to problem solving, and a continuous improvement mindset

  • Analytical skills, experience in solving practical issues, and engaging cross-functional teams of multiple process partners to a consensus

  • Self-driven and motivated

  • SAP system and Google Environment experience



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