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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 26982

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.


Function Overview

We currently have an opening for a Mechanical Engineer at our St. Joseph, MI location.  You will support development and execution activities within our Engineering Cooking team as a Door Subsystem Engineer.  This will involve translating a project scope into an actionable development plan by creating a project schedule, performing concept generation, creating and executing test plans, releasing component and subsystem designs, and supporting implementation into a manufacturing process.  You will need to brainstorm design concepts to meet product requirements and then evaluate the concepts through lab testing and simulation analyses. Trade-off management will require collaboration with a wide spectrum of process partners from other engineers to the marketing organization.


Job Responsibilities

  • Translate product level requirements into subsystem/module/component design criteria
  • Develop and execute design & verification of Subsystem/Module/Components on schedule and at required cost, quality, and performance levels
  • Own engineering release of subsystem design including component and module CAD, Drawings, and Bills of Materials (BOMs).
  • Develop and capture knowledge required to deliver subsystem level excellence through Design Guides, Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Design Verification Plan and Report (DVPR), A3 Problem Solving, Tolerance Stack Ups, and other documents
  • Manage design tradeoffs between cost, aesthetics, performance, and other design attributes
  • Align current capability of architecture/supplier/manufacturing/customer solutions to meet product attribute targets and identify solutions for projects where current capability does not align to targets
  • Define a work plan and divide tasks/responsibilities between projects taking into account priorities, milestones and results to be achieved
  • Demonstrate project management skills to drive projects through the design, testing, and implementation phase in a timely manner
  • Coordinate prototype build plans to evaluate design concepts through physical lab testing
  • Work with cross-functional team members (Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Marketing, Service, etc.)
  • Participate in and lead Technical Design Previews for owned components as needed
  • Prepare engineering change documentation


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2+ years of work experience in Engineering Product Development from concept to design release


Preferred Requirements

  • Experience or Education in Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Self-motivation and a desire to take the initiative to solve problems
  • Experience using Google Suites tools
  • CAD experience such as Creo 3.0
  • Windchill experience 


About Us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.


At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp. 

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