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Electrical Engineer - Lead

Requisition ID: 22045

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

We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer Lead for our St. Joseph, MI location.  In this role, you will perform, seamless integration of final manufactured products from Concept through Production Validation.  You will deliver product leadership through balanced product solutions that delight consumers and satisfy the needs of the business and stakeholders.


Job Responsibilities

  • Manage system integration of projects in Production Development Projects
  • Ensure project 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 by working with key development team members such as Subsystem teams, Validation and Verification (V&V) Strategist, Project Leader and by consulting with key architecture development team members when necessary (e.g. System Architect, Subsystem Subject Matter Experts (SMEs, V&V Strategist)
  • Responsible to drive full system validation through the use of predictive validation methodologies in concept, design and product validation stages
  • Responsible for driving Product Leadership through the Whirlpool Product Development process
  • Up to 10% travel for position


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
  • 7+ years of work experience in Engineering
  • 3+ years of work experience in System Design, System Integration, and Engineering Project Management


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics
  • 10+ years of work experience in Engineering
  • Proven development and execution experience
  • Knowledge in consumer appliances, specifically Laundry
  • Exceptional problem-solving approach with Operation Excellence (OPEX) certification
  • Exceptional systems thinker with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE);  ASEP and CSEP certifications
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and influence others
  • Technical coaching abilities


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.