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Project Engineer - Dishwasher

Requisition ID: 17187 

Job Function: Product Development Engineering (40000045) 


Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Project Engineer opening to join our Dishwasher Technology organization.


Day to Day (what a typical day or week look like in this role)
The Project Engineer position is responsible for supporting execution on project work involving the implementation of technological solutions related to improve wash, hydraulic, kinematic, heat/mass transfer and chemical delivery systems on Whirlpool Automatic Dishwashers.  Specific technical focus areas of this role include fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, and machine design. The ability to plan and execute design projects, initiate and generate technical data to support patent filings and business opportunities, to work independently and also with diverse technical and business groups is essential to this career.  This position can be filled at a higher level depending on individual qualifications. 


What You Will Do

  • Develop Dishwasher Hydraulic Pumps, Food Soil Filters, Water Flow Channels,  Electro-Mechanical Valves and their attachments
  • Optimization of system performance, reliability and cost
  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) and Design Verification Plan Execution
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance Analysis
  • Problem identification, analysis, and execution of system refinement needs
  • Data acquisition, analysis, and evaluation.
  • Active participation in technical project reviews and innovation sessions
  • Work with cross-functional teams such as procurement, structures, lab, model shop, service and manufacturing
  • Work directly with external suppliers


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering,
  • 2+ yrs experience
  • Proven application of fluids, heat/mass transfer, and machine design in conjunction with product development


Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters in one of the following preferred, Fluids, Heat/Mass Transfer, or Controls
  • Demonstrated ability to take projects to market preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and variation
  • Statistical tolerancing preferred
  • Knowledge and application of Six Sigma Design practices preferred
  • Ability to identify and manage critical design factors
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in thinking across disciplines and across teams
  • Excellent track record of accomplishment of goals and objectives
  • Outstanding people skills, with the ability to interact with team members
  • Basic Pro/E(Creo) skills
  • Ability to lead a small team
  • A constant thirst for knowledge and continual improvement


Endless Opportunities

Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.



Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers. 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. We stay true to our philosophy that says good business begins by not following but leading. Our brands and products help people make the most of time so they can focus on making the most of moments that matter. 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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Full time
St. Joseph, MI 49085, US