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Whirlpool Product Development Associate Engineer in Amana, Iowa

Product Development Associate Engineer

Date: Feb 14, 2020

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 37353

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.

Product Development Associate Engineer

Function Overview

Whirlpool is looking for a Product Development Associate Engineer for our Amana Refrigeration team located in Amana, Iowa. The engineer will be responsible for global Mechanical structures sub system delivery including development, verification, and execution; working with global cross-system teams during various phases of projects and across various technologies such as structural mechanics, foaming, thermal sealing etc.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive the New product development, Cost and quality projects in the refrigeration field.

  • Design & Develop plastic and sheet metal components in Refrigerator.

  • Drive new product design and development projects from concept development to execution.

  • Conceptualization, Design, Testing, Implementation

  • Concept development & conversion into design, Concept evaluation & selection

  • Fine tuning of concept (Hand calculations, Fit & Finish, Material selection, Design for Mfg/Design for Assembly)

  • System level requirement, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), DVP&R(Design Validation Plan and Report) , Six Sigma (OPEX Operational Excellence Tools- Thought Map, Product Map), GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) Stack up, Drawing review, Usage of Pro/e tools

  • Understanding and reviewing reports of ANSYS, Mold flow, etc.

  • System engineering tool to develop the design

  • Drive New Product Development ( NPD) and Maintenance of Business (MOB) projects ensuring that the existing tool base is technically supported and Interaction with Cross Functional Team

  • Overall Coordination of NPI, Cost and quality projects with focus on technical solutions and deliverables

  • Own roadmaps and strategy plans around specific Structures Module and attribute Strategie

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

  • Administrative functions: Training,Team Building, NPI and Cost quality project Coordination, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in an Engineering discipline

  • 1+ years of experience in engineering, New product Development

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Material science

  • 1+ years of experience in management of engineering requirements

  • Experience in the field of Automotive, Aerospace, Heavy industries, Appliance, HVAC industries.

  • Certified Reliability Engineer, AVS (Associate Value Specialist) Certified, System Engineering Certification.

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

  • Hands-on experience in the design and development of appliance products

  • Experience facilitating effective communication across cross-functional teams ranging from highly technical resources to business resources and spread out over North America, Asia, and Europe


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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