Industrial Technology Automation Engineer/Architect

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Wrocław, PL, 51-210

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 49833 

 

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 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 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.

The team you will be a part of

The Engineering team discovers, develops and evaluates new product ideas, enhancements, or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products. Leads, plans and tracks all phases of the product life cycle, from inception to introduction into the marketplace. Coordinates with various functions to ensure successful product development and implementation.

This role in summary

Keeping a cross product group knowledge and vision and the alignment to the business production needs /shop floor impact with a digital transformation (eg.I4.0 new tech.) with WCM principles linked to IT solutions.

Your responsibilities will include

 Design and implement on EMEA Factories assembly system s/equipment by:

  • Gathering product assembly reqs and equipment specifications from development and logistic area 
  • Search and select suppliers and suitable Technologies 
  • Design/support new assembly layout (factory/ assembly-logistic process) 
  • Support Factory Master Plan definition/new product deployment by technological background and evaluate alternatives in the assembly & Logistic processes (e.g. smart automation, AMR,AGV introd.)
  • Explore and launch trial session or pilot project for new leading-edge technology (future trends/Eu projects)
  • Evaluate solutions and find the right trade-off between cost and performance
  • Keep updated know-how of product /components traceability
  • Lead and coordinate equipment deployment (asset acquisition process/project management)
  • Support development and implementation of system /equipment in a standard manufacturing/IT architecture
  • Ensure the hand-over process towards factory and maintenance support, supporting a maintenance evolution
  • Identify investments and evolution for the technical solution and business needs
  • Support the sustainability of the main assembly and  logistic production KPIs (AY,FPY,OEE)
  • Ensure WCM principles in process definition
  • Bill Of Process compliance (a cross regions standard process harmonization)
  • Support Work Organization / material delivery designing and WPD (Whirlpool Product Development) process

Minimum requirements

  • Engineering degree or equivalent background in terms of working experience preference for Industrial Engineering area
  • 6+ years of experience in plants with an automation/automated logistic specialist (eg. AGV/AMR intro /material delivery optimization)
  • Fluent English
  • Availability for business trips mainly in Poland and Italy ( about 30-40% of working time)

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and teamwork skills
  • Ability to translate strategy to business objectives and individual objectives in an aligned manner, 
  • Digital mindset to enable the factory evolution towards a digital transformation
  • Strong process orientation with proper digital tools (eg production planning /scheduling/predictive approach)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing solutions/tool as PLC, robots, vision systems AR/VR and AI, layout designing tool
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles (WCM preffered)
  • Project management and change management acumen

What we offer

  • Stable employment based on full-time job contract
  • International working environment in the dynamic company
  • Hybrid way of working #LI-Hybrid
  • Access to the latest knowledge and technologies enabling professional development
  • Trainings and development possibilities
  • Participating in international projects
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Private medical coverage, Sports card, Life insurance 
  • Well-equipped Social Fund (vouchers for Christmas, co-financing holidays, allowances)

Additional information

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