Research & Development Technician

Requisition ID: 40373 

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.


Research & Development Technician 

Function Overview 
Responsibilities for this position include; Software testing, building test stands and functional prototypes of new designs. This position requires working as a team member with all levels of the Fall River Engineering team as well as some travel for training on Product Approval (PA) or codes based testing for certification. This position will participate in all lab activities ranging from design validation testing to lab development/organization.


Job Description 

  • Travel up to 20% (Upon company approval to travel post Covid-19 restrictions)  for training or technician certification. 
  • Validation testing for software development, reliability, machine performance and safety.
  • Assist in or lead prototype building and test fixture creation to support new or existing designs. 
  • Capture and report out detailed lab report summaries. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Technical Associate's degree in a mechanical or electrical discipline or High School Diploma/GED and 2+ years of experience in a testing environment of mechanical or electrical devices.
  • Experience with creating or repairing mechanical or electrical systems 


Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with mechanical and electrical systems preferred
  • Strong organizational skills reflecting your ability to make fact-based decisions
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to reach common goals 
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team 
  • Ability to read/understand product/component drawings and schematics. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and expectations



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    


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.

Salary Range
$78,000.00 - 116,000.00
per Year
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Fall River, MA 02720, US