Whirlpool Sensor Engineer in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Sensor Engineer

Date: Nov 9, 2018

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 28482

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 Sensor Electrical Engineer for our Sensors Development Team at our Benton Harbor, MI corporate office. You will be a member of Whirlpool’s Electronics and Electrical Systems Organization, a global team of close to 500 people developing cutting-edge electronics for home appliances. You will report to the Sensors Team Manager based in North America, with peers in USA, Poland, and Brazil. Your primary role is to develop new sensors and also to support projects by reusing the current sensors portfolio Whirlpool maintains. This role has global, cross-category impact, the day-by-day, therefore, requires the Engineer to reach multiple other teams such as Software, Hardware and System Integrators to assure overall performance of the components.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write specifications for new sensors.

  • Develop new sensors using Electronics, Mechanics and Physics knowledge

  • Validate and release new sensors, or variants in partnership with laboratory teams

  • Own roadmaps and strategic plans around specific sensors

  • Support cost and quality improvement projects over existing parts

  • Availability for travel (regional/international, once a year on average)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in Electronics/Electromechanics development

Preferred Requirements

  • Masters Degree of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience in sensors application or development

  • Knowledge/Certification on 6-Sigma tools and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

  • Familiar with Underwriter Laboratories (UL) / International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard, preferred IEC 60335-1

  • Presentation and communication skills

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and globally

  • Proficient on creating schedules and executing them independently

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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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