Sr Engineer Components & Lighting

Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Joinville, SC, BR, 89219-900

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 45998 

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.

In this position the Engineer will play a key role as Component Global Owner and will work with:
- Electrical Architecture Teams, 
- EES Subsystems (Simulation, Hardware, Wiring, Software etc.)
- Platform teams (Cooking, Laundry, Dishwashing, Refrigeration)  
On development, integration of electrical components into products to achieve product performance targets including complexity reduction, cost and quality improvements.  
Job Scope


  • Manage projects according to Whirlpool Product Development process;
  • Define and manage components requirements within electrical system; 
  • Translate product functions into component requirements;
  • Perform and analyse component and product level tests;
  • Presents results of the development during Technical Design Reviews;
  • Report project progress to the Project Team / Project Leaders;
  • Write specifications for new features, sensors, actuators and lighting modules. (Examples could include temperature sensors, humidity sensors, pressure sensors, heaters, water valves, speed sensors, optical devices, electro-mechanical actuators, etc.)
  • Own and contribute to roadmaps and strategic plans on the Components & Lighting space;
  • Document all findings through Design Guides and Application Guides;
  • Act as Project Manager to drive own activities and suppliers;
  • Pursue Intellectual Property opportunities;
  • Availability for travels (regional/international, once a year on average).

Minimum Requirements 


  • Electrical, Electronic (or similar) engineering Degree
  • 4+ years experience (as leader of Mega/Major projects and/or technology development) in similar position
  • Have experience of following tools (or similar)  FMEA, DVP&R, A3s, Lean PD in previous projects
  • Project management proven experience, develop Schedule, manage project activities, seek for alternative options/route with proper trades off identified, risk management, etc;
  • Practical knowledge of UL/IEC standards
  • 6 Sigma / Opex tools knowledge and application
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Google office tools


Differentiators Requirements 


  • Master Degree in Electrical/Electronic or similar
  • Project Management certification (PMP)
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and globally
  • Proficient in creating schedules and executing them independently
  • Additional language (Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, etc)

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