Mechanical Fabrication Engineer

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Ottawa, OH, US, 45875

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 52890 


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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This role in summary


Whirlpool is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a Mechanical Engineer opening to join Central Manufacturing Engineering (CME) in Ottawa, Ohio. This role will be onsite at the plant.

Whirlpool is looking for an experienced Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in manufacturing operations.  As part of the Central Manufacturing Engineering Group, the successful candidate will work closely with North American Region (NAR) Refrigeration manufacturing locations, Engineering and Technolgy, (E&T), Advanced Manufacturing and our new product organization to define, coordinate and manage 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, Maytag, and Jenn-Air. 
The successful candidate will be at the forefront of developing new Refrigeration products by providing manufacturing early design consultation services, while determining the anticipated impact to the existing manufacturing footprint, including establishing the early capital budget estimates. 
The Mechanical Engineer will be accountable to acquire and manage the associated capital equipment for new products from conception through to formal production handoff at the selected manufacturing location of choice.


Your responsibilities will include


•    Working closely with the Ottawa manufacturing location to define capital purchases
•    Specifying through implementation and handoff of new equipment to manufacturing operations
•    Utilizing WCM Early Equipment Management (EEM) methodology and tools to plan, design, develop, build, install and startup of assets into our Ottawa Manufacturing location
•    Responsible for the scoping through implementation and vertical start-up of all assigned capital assets
•    Improving speed in which we deliver winning technology and products to the marketplace.
•    Ensuring that new manufacturing processes are flexible in design to accommodate long range new product cadence plans with the intent of minimizing future capital requirements
•    Working closely with the Advanced Manufacturing Group to ensure that new processes are in compliance with the established Global Bill of Processes
•    Leading projects and special assignments as required


Minimum requirements


•    Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering Discipline 
•    2+ year(s) of manufacturing experience 


Preferred skills and experiences

•    Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts
•    Product knowledge  
•    Analytical and problem solving skills
•    Interpersonal and team building skills with the ability to work in a team environment
•    Project management skills
•    Team direction skills with “take charge” attitude
•    In-depth knowledge of appliance fabrication, tooling and related manufacturing processes such as complex fabrication lines/cells that contain forming, piercing, bending, welding, robotics, PU foam, material handling, etc.
•    Basic understanding of industrial controls, including  Programmable Logic Controller, (PLC)  ladder logic and Human Face Interface, ( HMI’s)
•    Translate component GD&T Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  into equipment designs so that critical interfaces are assured
•    Demonstrated history of collecting and analyzing measurement / SPC data to identify trends, patterns and drive to root cause
•    Experience in new product introductions, including the direct planning and acquisition of the associated capital equipment
•    Experience working in a heavily automated production environment is desired
•    Demonstrated history of; on the floor, get your hands dirty, work ethic
•    Demonstrated history of gathering input from key stakeholders and gaining their buy-in
•    Demonstrated history of success working in a matrix managed environment
•    Demonstrated success in translating technical concepts to commonly used business language



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