Central Manufacturing Engineer - Testing/Electrical

Date: Nov 28, 2021

Location: Marion, OH, US, 43302 Clyde, OH, US, 43410 Columbus, OH, US, 43215

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 42323 

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Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for an Engineer opening to join our Central Manufacturing Engineering Group (CME) located in Marion, OH; Clyde, OH or other Ohio locations dependent on successful candidate location and ability to support all covered facilities. This position will work closely with North American manufacturing facilities and CME Fabrication Engineers to define capital purchases, from specifying new equipment through handoff to the manufacturing facility.  This position will identify flexible design and process parameters in order to meet customer needs.


Function Overview:

The Central Manufacturing Engineering team for the Laundry Category covers all of the laundry manufacturing facilities in North America.  This group of engineers installs equipment and supports launches in our manufacturing facility. The successful candidate will work closely with North American Region (NAR) Laundry manufacturing locations, Engineering & Technology (E&T), Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and our new product organization to define, assist in the acquisition of the necessary capital equipment to successfully manufacture and deliver winning new products to the marketplace.  This will cover coveted brands such as Whirlpool, Amana, Estate, KitchenAid, and Maytag. 



The CME Testing/Electrical Engineer will be accountable for:

  • Oversight of End of Line testing equipment and processes
  • Oversight of electrical controls and design layout of new equipment. 
  • Oversight of Safety processes and regulation of new equipment and installations.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating Safety, Programing, Robotic, and Electrical Standards
  • Assist in new capital acquisition RFP/RFQ and vendor selection process
  • Ability to travel and meet with equipment suppliers at other Whirlpool facilities



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Technology 
  • 2+ years of Automation/Controls experience in a manufacturing environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience working in a heavily automated production environment is desired.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of laundry appliance fabrication and functional testing manufacturing process.
  • Demonstrated history of gathering input from key stakeholders and gaining their buy-in.
  • Experience with National Instrument equipment and LabVIEW development and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLCs along with relay logic and Fanuc robot interfaces is desired.
  • Experience with setting up and troubleshooting Ethernet networks and protocols.
  • Experience with Electrical Control design and drawings
  • Experience in Risk Assessment for equipment process and Safety circuit design and validation.
  • Experience with instrumentation and other product testing equipment.
  • Understanding of NFPA, ANSI, OSHA codes and regulations
  • Familiar with pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
  • Strong communication, presentation skills, and team skills with any level of the organization
  • Self-starter with excellent project management and time management 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 whirlpoolcorp.com.    

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. 

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