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Whirlpool Corporation Engineering Build Planner in Amana, Iowa

Engineering Build Planner

Date: Apr 19, 2021

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 42831

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.

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.


This role has responsibility to Deliver Engineering Bill of Materials (BOM) for Product Development Phases, Plan & Coordinate Engineering Development Builds and Monitor Budget & Engineering Releases to achieve successful Engineering System Integration. Also, this role supports successful project management by tracking the project master schedule, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and Capital register and Cost.


  • Develop/ Maintain & Deliver Product BOM for various product development stages in coordination with System Integrator and Other Process Partners

  • Lead selection of Base Models, correctness of Add-Delete and Plan/ Track Specification releases including Parts, Sub-Assemblies and BOM change notices (CNs)

  • Plan, Coordinate & Deliver Product validation Engineering Builds including Part by Part Tracking, Purchase Order (PO) Releases with Vendors and Model Shop Requests incl coordination with Manufacturing/ procurement teams

  • Plan/ Forecast and Track Engineering Expenses for Product Development Projects

  • Work on all user guides, literature and labels are managed and updated for production projects

  • Develop & Track project master schedule, including follow-up on cross functional team members

  • Maintain and report on action register activities

  • Develop & Track project budget including Capital Register

  • Track Sub Assembly/ parts development for production readiness, including part supplier selection, toolmaker selection, electronic Corrective Action Report (eCAR) approvals, tooling POs, tooling initiation to release, molder trials & PPAP for make and buy parts

  • Develop/ Maintain and Propose overall Project KPI status on Monthly Basis/ Gates/ Milestones

  • Gather, organize, process, and communicate project data, including reports, obeya room and presentations

  • Support System integrator & project management for Risk Assessment & Mitigation plan development

  • Support System Integrator/s, Project Manager/s, Architecture and Planning teams for Engineering & Project Planning & Analysis

  • Work with System Integrator, working on Day-to-Day quality project and low complexity drop-in projects

  • Travel up to 10% within United States


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanica Engineeringl, Electromechanical Engineering, or Drafting Engineering

  • 2+ years’ experience in Engineering Product Development & Project Planning


  • 4+ years’ experience in Engineering Product Development & Project Management

  • 2+ years’ experience in Product Data Management & Material Requirement Planning

  • Data analysis & processing, including financial Budget

  • Work cross-functionally and communicate well with drive for results - Strong team development and collaboration skills

  • Adaptable/ Flexible and Change Agent


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At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Cedar Rapids

Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City

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