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Whirlpool Corporation Aesthetics Engineer - Analyst, Engineering in St. Joseph, Michigan

Aesthetics Engineer - Analyst, Engineering

Date: Feb 3, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 41549

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Aesthetics Engineer - Analyst, Engineering

Function Overview:

Whirlpool is looking for anAesthetics Engineer - Analyst, Engineeringfor our Laundry Aesthetics team. The engineer will be responsible for global Laundry Mechanical Structures and aesthetics subsystem deliverables, including development, execution, verification, and validation, working with global cross-functional teams during various phases of projects and across various technologies such as structural mechanics, plastic design, sheet metal design, rubber, glass, etc.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive New Product Development/Cost & Quality projects for Laundry business with a focus on Aesthetics & structural components (Top Panel and Lids, etc.)

  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to implementation using the project management tools by closely working with design, product approval, manufacturing, assembling, and interface teams

  • Concept development, design creation, concept evaluation & selection, verification & validation, and implementation into production (plastics, sheet metal, rubber, and glass components)

  • Fine-tuning of concepts (Hand calculations, Fit & Finish, material selection, Design For Manufacturing (DFM) / Design for Assembly (DFA)

  • Drive module-level requirements, functional decomposition of requirements, perform Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), and work with stakeholders on verification and validation plans

  • Drive design using Six Sigma or OPEX - Operational Excellence Tools (Thought Map, Product Map, Process Map, Design of Experiment (DOE’s), etc., apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) stack up, and perform drawing reviews

  • Work with the product approval team to create the test plans, writing the lab requests, and coordinating with the labs to perform the tests

  • Understanding and reviewing simulation reports (Formability, Mold flow, etc.) and incorporating recommendations into the design

  • Work with procurement and suppliers to coordinate developing the tools by running the DFM’s and manufacturability reviews

  • Releasing the parts and assemblies within the Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) tool.

  • Work with a quality team to run the First part approvals (FPA’s) and Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)

  • Support roadmaps and strategy plans around specific aesthetical modules and attributes to help reduce complexity

  • Administrative functions: Training, Team Building, New Product Development, and Cost quality project Coordination, etc.

  • Availability for travel; regional (maybe once a quarter on average) / international (may be required)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3+ years’ experience in Mechanical, Production, Material, Industrial or Automobile Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in Product Development

  • Experience with Structural Mechanics, Plastic Design, Sheet Metal Design, or Glass

  • Project Management experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Production, Material, Industrial, or Automobile Engineering

  • Master Degree in Mechanical, Production, Material, Industrial or Automobile Engineering

  • Problem-solving approach with OPEX (Operational Excellence) or Six Sigma certification

  • Project Management Certification (PMP)

  • Experience in the selection and application of materials for component design

  • Hands-on experience in any CAD tools such as Creo

  • Experience facilitating effective communication across teams

  • Sound structural knowledge and hands-on experience in problem-solving

  • Experience launching a product in the market

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment

  • Team player

  • Result oriented

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. This includes the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Whirlpool’s organization

  • Proficiency in the English language (Read, write and speak)

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Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at .

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.

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