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Whirlpool Corporation Senior Mechanical Engineer in St. Joseph, Michigan

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 42340

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:

Whirlpool is looking for a qualified candidate for the role of Senior Mechanical Engineer to work in our Laundry Aesthetics team located in Saint Joseph, MI. This role 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 (Dryer doors, front panels, tops, 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 implementing in to 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 FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), 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, DOE’s, (Design of Experiment), COV’s, (Concept of Variations), apply GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 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 design

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

  • Release the parts and assemblies within the PLM (Product Life Cycle Management) 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

  • Sound structural knowledge and hands on experience in problem solving

  • Lead administrative functions: Training, Team Building, NPI (New Product Introduction) and Cost quality project Coordination, etc.

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

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 5+ years of experience in product development

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanical / Production / Automobile or related field

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

  • Project Management certification (PMP) is an added advantage

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

  • Experience facilitating effective communication across teams

  • Experience launching a product in the market

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

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verba

  • Experience with any CAD tools (Creo is preferred)

  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects parallel

  • Team player

  • Result oriented


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.

Nearest Major Market: Niles

Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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