Representative (Apprentice)

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 45376 

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. 


Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.


Representative (Apprentice)


This role in summary
Whirlpool is looking for qualified candidates for the role of Representative (Apprentice) in the Laundry, Dishwasher, Cooking and Refrigeration laboratories. These positions are located at Benton Harbor, MI. This is a four year program with on the job training and college level classes paid through Whirlpool.  It’s coordinated with the individual and state and provides the apprentice with a mechatronics technician certificate and Associate Degree in Mechatronics once completed.  The Mechatronics Technician apprenticeship program is accredited by the state of Michigan. 
Your responsibilites will include

  • Work on Whirlpool products as requested in Lab Request system to produce internal and external certification documents
  • Operate a wide range of equipment common to a laboratory environment: data collection, measurement, analysis, MS/Google office tools, etc.
  • Work in all areas of the laboratory including: safety, codes, performance, energy, electrical, structural, developmental, and reliability testing
  • Will complete 8000 hours of on the job training
  • Complete the required college level classes in the skilled trades
  • Obtain a base level understanding of all the areas within the laboratory
  • Deliver testing and data on time
  • Show acceptable progress in a given area as seen through evaluations provided by the mentor


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience using manual skills in assembly/disassembly and the use of measurement equipment
  • Experience with MS/Google office tools


Preferred skills and experience

  • Excellent communication and thought leadership
  • Follow detailed test procedures & standards. Create test reports.
  • Ability to collect and interpret data based on instructions and to create documentation / reporting documents
  • Basic level of electrical and mechanical knowledge
  • Support lean lab process efficiency


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