Forced Failure Competency Leader

Whirlpool Saint Joseph , MI 49085

Posted 6 months ago

Requisition ID: 33234

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:

The forced failure competency leader will lead the development and harmonization of forced failure testing across Whirlpool labs globally. The position will be a part of the Global Safety & Regulatory team. This leader will work collaboratively across multiple functions to elevate our capability in executing projects that predict and validate field performance of our products.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of forced failure laboratory capabilities globally - identify opportunities and drive implementation of standardized solutions for improving setup, execution and analysis.

  • Maintain integrity of, and drive consistent utilization of Whirlpool's forced failure knowledge base.

  • Drive development and maintenance of forced failure test procedures.

  • Lead forced failure research in support of product development and understanding fielded product events.

  • Understand failure modes, testing methodologies, and be able to interpret and apply results.

  • Support development of FF simulation tools to drive consistency on preliminary evaluations.

  • Educate team on methods used in forced failure testing, and effectively allocate and utilize resources.

  • Drive consistency in the interpretation of PS9 testing and results, provide expertise to continually evolve these practices and procedures.

  • Support development of emerging technologies through advanced and highly interpretive test & learn projects.

  • Advocate for inclusion of Whirlpool forced failure testing into public safety standards requirements.

  • Lead the Forced Failure certification process for the organization.

  • Campaign for funding needs for labs and infrastructure, to maintain program excellence.

  • Support resolution of field product safety incidents, and monitor effectiveness of corrective actions.

  • Support Global Product Safety Risk team in executing and continually improving the program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred)
  • 10+ years of forced failure experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Knowledge of product certification requirements such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories), IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), TUV (Technical Inspection Association), etc

  • Ability to collaborate with teams across business areas using problem-solving methodology.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and influence across a matrixed organization

  • Confidence and willingness to take calculated risks, implement new ideas, drive for results and sustain change.

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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

Job Segment: Engineer, Social Media, Electrical, Laboratory, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Marketing, Science


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