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(Brazil,GPO) Powertrain Engineer Jr

Date: Apr 16, 2021

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

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 42271 

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Powertrain Engineer JR

Team: Chassis

Level: Analyst


Function Overview:

Whirlpool is looking for a Product Development Engineer, Analyst, for our Laundry Powertrain team within the Chassis subsystem. The engineer will be responsible for global Laundry Powertrain deliverables, including development, execution, verification and validation, working with global cross functional teams during various phases of projects and across various technologies such as structural mechanics, plastic design, sheet metal design, rubber, ceramics, etc. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable of driving New Product Development / Cost & Quality projects for Laundry business with a focus on Dryers Laundry Powertrain (Motors and mechanical drive components)

  • Lead will impact multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to implementation using the project management tools by closely working with design, product approval, manufacturing, assembling and interface teams.

  • Concept  development, design creation, concept evaluation & selection, verification & validation and implementing in to production (plastics, sheet metal, rubber and ceramic components)

  • Work passionately on innovation focusing on consumers by generating concepts to help product development & assuring leadership of the company on technology & performance of products.

  • Fine-tuning of concepts (Hand calculations, Fit & Finish, material selection, design for manufacturing (DFM) / Design for Assembly (DFA)

  • Drive module-level requirements, functional decomposition of requirements, perform FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), and work with stakeholders on verification and validation plans. 

  • Drive design using Six Sigma or OPEX - Operational Excellence Tools (Thought Map, Product Map, Process Map, DOE’s, COV’s), apply GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) stack up, and perform drawing reviews.

  • Work with the product approval team to create the test plans, writing the lab requests and coordinating with the labs to perform the tests.

  • Understanding and reviewing simulation reports and incorporating recommendations into design. 

  • Constant & straight communication with procurement and suppliers to work on development of products & alignment of roadmaps.

  • Releasing the parts and assemblies within the PLM (Product Life Cycle Management) tool.

  • Work with a quality team to run the First part approvals (FPA’s) and Product Part Approval Process (PPAP).

  • Support roadmaps and strategy plans around specific aesthetical modules and attributes to help reduce complexity.

  • Administrative functions: Training, Team Building, New Products Introduction and Cost & Quality projects Coordination, etc.

  • Availability for travel; regional (may be once a quarter on average) / international (may be required)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Mechatronics / Aeronautics / Automobile Engineering or related field

  • 2+ years of experience in product development in related field

  • Proficient in English language (Read, write and speak)

  • Hands on experience in problem solving

  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects in parallel

  • Proven proactivity on project execution.

  • Driven by One Whirlpool team player.

  • Results oriented & align to Whirlpool values & leadership model.

  • Capable of simplifying complex scenarios into simple and reliable solutions

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.  This includes the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Whirlpool’s organization


Preferred Requirements:

  • Master degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Mechatronics / Aeronautics / Automobile Engineering or related field

  • Problem-solving approach with OPEX (Operational Excellence) or Six Sigma Green Belt certification

  • Experience in the selection and application of materials for component design

  • Experience facilitating effective communication across teams

  • Experience launching a products into the market

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment.



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