Product Development Engineer

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 47438

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

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This role in summary

Whirlpool is looking for a Product Development Engineer for our Laundry Structures and Package team. The engineer will be responsible for global Laundry Mechanical Structures including Cabinets and Package subsystem deliverables.  This will include development, execution, verification, and validation, working with global cross-functional teams during various phases of projects and across various technologies such as structural mechanics, sheet metal design, EPS design, rubber, etc. 


 Your responsibilities will include

  • Drive New Product Development / Cost & Quality projects for the Laundry business with a focus on structural parts (Cabinets) and  packaging components
  • Responsibility for the technical specification for all Cabinet and Package components
  • Lead the development approval, interfacing with simulation and laboratory teams
  • Lead projects by interacting with many different areas of the company
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to implementation using the project management tools by closely working with design, product approval, manufacturing, assembling, and interfacing with teams.
  • Concept  development, design creation, concept evaluation & selection, verification & validation and implementation into production.


 Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Production, or Automobile Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in product development
  • Structural knowledge and experience in problem-solving
  • Experience in design drawing review (stack up and tolerance Analysis)
  • Project management experience managing multiple projects simultaneously


Preferred skills and experiences

  • Master’s degree 
  • Opex (Operational Excellence) / Six Sigma experience
  • Team player
  • Result oriented
  • Strong sense of accountability and personal commitment. 
  • Soft skill: Communication thoughts the global organization / Summary report project
  • Knowledge of Risk Management and Project Management



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