Associate Food Engineer, Product Development

Requisition ID: 27084
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.
Functional Overview
We currently have an opening for an Associate Food Engineer, Product Development at our St. Joseph, MI facility. In this role, you will join the Cooking Performance Subsystem Teams which are responsible for new product development of freestanding ranges and built-in cooktops globally. You will represent the voice of the customer in project teams with respect to cavity and cooktop culinary performance.
The Associate Food Engineer will be responsible for the development and verification of culinary performance for freestanding ranges, Built-in Ovens and built-in cooktops. You will own both the virtual and physical development of cooking accessories, cavity components, and the development of appliance algorithms to meet consumer expectations. You will also be a resource for food science and food chemistry related knowledge and will serve as a technical consultant to others within the corporation.
Job Responsibilities
Translate the voice of the customer to system, subsystem, and component level requirements.
Design and execution of cavity and cooktop components with respect to culinary performance including heating elements, convection systems, utensils, racks, trays, griddles, and grills.
Creation, verification, and validation of advanced cooking and sensing algorithms to provide best in class culinary performance.
Connecting consumers to their kitchens in new ways as subject matter expert for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Application Software teams.
Technical project management, schedule, resource management, and risk analysis, related to modules, components, and algorithms owned.
Lead through others with planning, training, and facilitation of laboratory technicians.
Continuously improve the planning, processes, and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Travel up to 10% within the United States and International travel to the Global Design Centers.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree
1+ year product development experience in Appliance, Consumer Goods, or Food Industry
1+ year experience with product development tools such as A3 Problem Solving report, Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R), Stage-Gate Development Plans, etc.
Preferred Requirements
Bachelor Degree Concentrations: Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics
Advanced knowledge of food chemistry and heat transfer
Kinetic modeling of reactions in food
Ability to analyze mechanical and electrical systems
Knowledge of control theory and control systems
Demonstrated project management and computer skills
Black Belt/Operational Excellence Six Sigma experience
Knowledge of Consumer Reports or other consumer agency evaluation methodologies
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.
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Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend
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