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(Brazil,GPO) Electrical Design Engineer(Analyst)

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Rio Claro, São Paulo, BR, 13506-095

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 42492 

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Electrical Design Engineer

Location: Rio Claro, Brazil

Level: Analyst


Function Overview

Whirlpool is seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Electrical Engineer in Rio Claro, Brazil.  As Engineer in the Wiring Team within the Product Development Organization, you will be directly engaged with the wiring solutions that are responsible for the success of top products reaching consumers for the years to come.  This position has a unique opportunity to work cross-category and learn first hand what is involved in the design,  development, and launch of products used every day to improve people’s lives globally.  


Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver wiring design and architecture by working with global teams from Platform, System Integrators, Design Owners. Procurement, Product Approval, Safety and Codes, Labs, Quality, Suppliers and Manufacturing.

  • Responsible to conduct, support, and/or oversee multiple wiring projects across categories (Refrigeration, Cooking, Laundry and/or Dish), to deliver project requirements for cost, quality and velocity. 

  • Create Harness models and drawings using Creo Cabling.

  • Define routing strategy by understanding assembly and safety requirement.

  • Create sub system design concepts and evaluate the best one to move forward.

  • Ensure the design(s) developed meet the DFM/ DFA/ DFS and other DVP&R Attributes.

  • Verify subsystem design against DVP&R requirements at each verification phase.

  • Release design for tooling and manage risks in the project proactively.

  • Conduct subsystem design reviews interfacing with leadership and cross functional for gaining alignment at each build.

  • Develop product approval test plan for sub system performance.

  • Capture and reuse knowledge at each milestone and at end of project,

  • Design & develop new product & prepare product design samples.

  • Support MVT initiatives.

  • Proactively address issues and address leading indicators to flawlessly deliver on prototype builds, development builds, and production supply.

  • Conduct lab testing, prototype and manufacturing builds by obtaining test items, installing harnesses, making modifications and incorporating updates.

  • Work with suppliers for design discussions/ reviews at every significant event/ build and provide support for engineering build/ manufacturing build.

  • Support development of Zero Base Plan with the key stakeholders, managing the requirements in order to achieve the minimum modules and variances needed to cover all platform architectures.

  • Lead Technical Design Reviews (TDRs) to ensure wiring is delivering per requirements.

  • Engage with project status reports (Project or Cost Tracking files). Andon system (Help) used to solve problems proactively, and facilitate 5 why to capture the learnings and improve the process continuously.

  • Use proper tools to report problem-solving (A3), Concept selection (Pugh Matrix), Decisions taken (Decision Matrix), 6 Sigma Tools (Thought Map, Product Map, Process Map, etc), Requirements Management as needed.  


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree 

  • 3+ years of engineering or technical experience managing projects for product development

  • 3+ years of experience in Wiring Harness Product Development Engineering

  • 2 years of experience in CAD 2D/3D (must have)

  • Ability to read and apply wiring schematics, wiring diagrams, and harness routing

  • Willingness to learn CREO schematic and parametric cabling

  • Advanced English, oral and written


Preferred Requirements

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical or Electronic Engineering

  • Demonstrated ability to support global teams

  • Masters Degree, Master of Science Degree, or Master of Business Administration Degree

  • Demonstrated success in managing and prioritizing multiple projects with or without direct ownership

  • Experience with FMEA (Failure modes and effects analysis), DVP&R (Design Verification Plan and Report)

  • Experience with CREO schematic and parametric cabling

  • Hands on experience for wiring with knowledge of wiring, wire types, connectors and connector types

  • Black Belt/Green Belt trained or certified / Opex tools knowledge and application

  • Project Management certification (PMP)

  • Ability to travel up to ~40% (build support at plants, prototypes, etc)

  • Ability to travel internationally

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

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