Heat Transfer Engineer

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 49296
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This role in summary

The Heat Systems Engineer positions will be located on the Heat Transfer team, within the Performance Subsystem team - Laundry. The Engineer will lead the delivery of global subsystem modules that integrate seamlessly into new or existing dryers around the world. This engineer will lead the design, strategy, and integration of modules and components across various technologies such as heat pump, condensing, and air-vented clothes dryers.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Dry Systems modules and component development for heat pump, air vented, and condensing dryers
  • Optimize appliance drying performance through module development and parameterization. 
  • Lead the module technology roadmaps, including complexity reduction, attribute requirements, design updates, drawings update, and cost & quality.
  • Understand the critical module parameters that contribute to system-level attribute requirements (functional decomposition).
  • Understand the physics with a focus on thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
  • Lead new product design from concept development to execution working cross-functionally with our business and manufacturing teams.
  • Work closely with the drying cycle development team to enable the system-level performance attributes.
  • Develop multiple concepts and utilize Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), design verification plans, and risk assessment tools to assist in decision making.
  • Develop new and improve existing test methods and test plans for performance validation.
  • Develop and capture knowledge required to deliver module-level excellence

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience part and assembly design ownership
  • Experience designing and analyzing either thermal, airflow, or hydraulic systems 

Preferred skills and experiences

  • A Master’s degree with related experience would be a plus
  • Black Belt/Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • Strong sense of accountability and personal commitment
  • Project management, critical thinking, issue follow-up, and resolution skills
  • Basic knowledge of Risk Management, and Project Management



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