Electronic And Electrical Subsystem, Lab Engineer (Electrical Engineer I)

Whirlpool Benton Harbor , MI 49022

Posted 4 weeks ago

Requisition ID: 31161

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.

Job Description

Lab Engineer will be responsible for the Motor Lab testing, lab machinery, and performance testing. Will create and adjust setup tests, runs the experiments, make the measurements and report the findings to our Motor design team.


  • Manage and keep all lab equipment operational in order to support the project needs (calibration, maintenance, and prompt available)

  • Give technical based feedback to our internal partners based on testing and data reduction to make decisions around motor performance. This includes writing testing procedures, reports and summarizing findings based on testing results)

  • Create and keep updated list of Lab test capabilities

  • Use proper tools to report problem solving (A3), Concept selection (Pugh Matrix), Decisions taken (Decision Matrix), 6 Sigma Tools (Thought Map, Product Map, Process Map, etc)

  • Directly run the tests and/or supervise technicians

  • Provide inputs to project planning when leading projects

  • Support / lead Technical Design Reviews (TDRs) to ensure technology is delivering per requirements

  • Reporting project status weekly (Project or Cost Tracking files). Andon system (Help) used to solve problems proactively, facilitate 5 why to capture the learnings and improve the process continuously

  • Participate in A0-A2 Process for advanced development projects which are run at a X-Platform level

  • Monitor and report out Key Performance Indicators Lab (Equipments usage, on time tests delivered, etc) and Projects(Cost, Quality, Timing, Component Performance)

  • Will interact with various engineering platform customers and teams to provide technical guidance and support in the area of motors and controls.

  • Will also run/support strategic projects.

  • Will be expected to work independently once trained and up to speed.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 1+ years executing test procedures per SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)

Preferred Requirements

  • Strong data interpretation abilities

  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge/Google sheets (Google tools & excel functions, Plots / Graphs)

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and globally

  • Good communication and presentation skills

  • Previous experience in lab setting preferred

  • Programming experience is a plus (Labview, PLC, C++)

  • Motor experience AC, DC, Universal, Perm. Magnet, Inverters for motor control

  • Mechatronics Experience

  • Machining / Fabrication ability. (Endmill, lathe, Bandsaws, all basic hand tools). A large portion of the role is committed to creating mechanical fixturing and testing setups

  • Six Sigma trained or certified

  • Familiar with (International Electrotechnical Commissions) UL/IEC (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) standard, preferred IEC 60335-1


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.

Nearest Major Market: Niles

Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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