Project Engineer - Surface & Console

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Wrocław, PL, 51-210

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. 

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Job mission

The Project Engineer will be mainly responsible for components and Subsystem design of a Built In Oven Console and Cooktop (Gas/Induction/Radiant). He/she will join the global BI Surface & Console Subsystem team, located globally in Joinville (Brazil), Cassinetta di Biandronno (Italy), and Saint Joe (Michigan). In this role the candidate will work on product development for all Whirlpool manufacturing locations.

Your task in the role will include

  • Supporting and working for projects through all project phases
  • Solving problems and finding reliable technical solutions for the application
  • Creating ideas for new designs, cost reduction and quality improvement projects
  • Supporting lifecycle development of the product / product group
  • Develop and capture knowledge required to deliver subsystem level excellence through Design Guides, FMEA, DVP&R, A3’s, Tolerance Stack Ups, and other documents.
  • Cooperating with other functions (marketing, design, industrial engineering)
  • Defining subsystem requirements and validate them through analysis and tests 
  • Supporting Product Specification based on released documentation and validated tests
  • Support benchmarking activities, experimentation, data analysis via statistical tools (Six sigma, Opex)
  • Support intellectual property creation: initiating and following-up on patent analysis and identifying new ideas for patents
  • Preparing and participating in design reviews
  • Support team, delivering CAD models for Finite Element Analysis 
  • Demonstrate project management skills to drive projects through the design, testing, and implementation phase respecting projects KPIs
  • Coordinate prototype build plans to evaluate design concepts through physical lab testing. 


Background and experience 

  • Master/Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field is desired
  • At least 2 years of experience in the same or very similar role
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English  is a must
  • Good knowledge if Italian is highly preferred
  • Experience in component/product development lifecycle management
  • Drawing experience and GD&T (Geometry Dimensioning & Tolerancing) application (tolerance definition and analysis), 
  • Experience in component/product development with 3D CAD modeling (Creo 4.0 is preferred), Windchill experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of DFMEA, Requirements management, 6SIGMA tools
  • Knowledge on product thermal management
  • Knowledge and working experience in injection molding and sheet metal forming processes
  • Knowledge in tooling construction is a plus
  • Knowledge in simulation analysis (Finite Element Analysis) is an advantage
  • Knowledge on induction and/or gas is an advantage
  • Good planning, communication and concept development skills
  • Able to work in multicultural environment 
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Resilience, multidisciplinary approach. 

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