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(GPO Brazil) Sr Product Development Engineeer

Date: Mar 4, 2021

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

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 41985 

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Sr Product Development Engineeer

Level: Sr Analyst

Location: Rio Claro, Sao Paulo


This Process will be handled totally in English, please attach your resume in English to the plattform and apply



  • Responsible expert for wash unit (front and rear tubs) development in implementation projects for HA washing machines following the System Development Process.
  • Support the lead engineer for wash unit development in new initiatives and projects
  • Create and analyze CAD models 3D and drawings in Creo, Validate tubs mechanical strength, and other important characteristics of the wash unit with Simulations, supported by simulation based design team.
  • Collaborate with procurement, suppliers, manufacturing and factories for technical questions and reviews
  • Owns the subsystem test plan and manages timely execution through lab requests and test reports in collaboration with the mechanical lab and product approval labs; support system specifications and manufacturability
  • Work with subsystem team (drive system, suspension, entrance,…), involve engineers from local developments integrating into project work.
  • Responsible to deliver on time with agreed quality and cost targets. Support and drive cost reduction programs
  • Analysis from subsystem failures from reliability lab and field and proposal and execution of corrective actions
  • Support understanding of physics and key design trade-offs to close knowledge gaps related to the wash process, contribute to system modeling for key product attributes, e.g. for energy consumption, wash performance, wrinkles.



  • Educational background:
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • at least 5-7 years of experience in the same or very similar role.


  • Technical skills
  1. Solid experience in Mechanical Engineering
  2. CAD Skills in Creo: part & advanced part modeling, assembly  & advanced assembly assembly management , surface & advanced surface modeling
  3. Experience in plastic injection molding processes 
  4. Experience in tooling
  5. Background in Simulation Tools (FEA analysis:  Ansys)
  6. Six Sigma Black Belt is a plus


  • Soft skills
  1. Strong motivation and ability to drive things through independently and with guidance from the more experienced engineers
  2. Analytical Skills for interpreting data and test reports
  3. Sense of urgency and capability to work under pressure for multiple tasks are needed requirements
  4. Strong attitude to the problem solving and to the critical thinking, pro-active behaviour and capability to respect work commitment and deadlines
  5. Willingness to travel to other locations of Whirlpool globally and also suppliers
  6. Project management is required both as skill and attitude 


  • Language




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