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Whirlpool Corporation System Integrator - Engineer - KitchenAid Small Appliances in St. Joseph, Michigan

System Integrator - Engineer - KitchenAid Small Appliances

Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 41374

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.

System Integrator - Engineer - KitchenAid Small Appliances

Function Overview

Whirlpool is looking for a Platform System Integrator to support our Food Prep and Baking product category within our KitchenAid Small Appliance team in Saint Joseph, MI. This role will be responsible for system integration and requirements governance for strategic innovation and business growth product development activities. This role also has responsibility for design to production as well as innovation and advanced development activities to support the Global Product Plan. The role will include high levels of cross functional teaming with non technical team members including, marketing, consumer design and legal teams. As such a candidate must have exceptional team building and communication capabilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead seamless integration of final manufactured products from Concept through Production Validation that delivers product leadership through balanced product solutions that delight consumers and satisfy the needs of the business and stakeholders

  • Manage system integration of projects in Production Development and Advanced Development Projects

  • Ensure product and technology development activities are completed on time, meeting all requirements, including cost, quality & performance targets to support the project plans and project execution

  • Responsible for system level design/cost/quality/time trade-offs and technical decision making for issue resolution within the project/product plan guardrails

  • Lead technical design reviews for project to provide an assessment of whether the project is within the architecture/project/product plan guardrails

  • Responsible to drive full system validation through use of predictive and test to learn validation methodologies in concept, design and product validation stages

  • Responsible for driving Product Leadership through the Whirlpool Product Development process, including the following:

  • Manage/Release of Engineering Bill of Materials (EBOMs) based on project charter and architecture definition

  • Drive simulation of virtual prototypes and build of physical prototypes per Verification & Validation (V&V) Plan

  • Document total expected variation to +/- 3 sigma distribution for each attribute

  • Document the revision of parts used in builds using baselines

  • Ensure high contributing factors toward each function are designated as a Special Characteristic

  • Drive the measurement and documentation of the special characteristics on physical prototypes

  • Drive closure of design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (dFMEA) action plans and updated Occurrence & Detection, based on Concept and Design Validation data and functional performance stacks

  • Responsible for driving innovation creation and Product Leadership delivery and Innovation creation through the Whirlpool Product Development and Advanced Development processes

  • Support architecture development and requirements definition

  • Translate Stakeholder Needs and Voice of Consumer (VOC) to Voice of Engineer (VOE) for system level attributes

  • Support V&V with robust verification and validation plans for all requirements

  • Support claims development and substantiation activities

  • Performs feasibility analysis and technology development of Advanced Engineering (AE) /Innovation projects

  • Develops and evaluates AE project proposals jointly with Global Innovation leader

  • Responsible for managing technical AE feasibility assessment work

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics

  • 3+ years of experience in product engineering

  • 1+ years of experience with systems engineering, DVP/requirements management, trade off assessment and stakeholder interaction

  • Product launch experience

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics

  • System Engineering Certification (INCOSE)

  • OPEX Black Belt Certified

  • Project leadership role experience

  • Product Development Experience within a consumer products industry


About us

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 whirlpoolcorp.com.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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