Materials Lab Technician

Requisition ID: 28304
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
Materials Lab Technician reporting to the Global Materials Validation Lab Manager as part of Whirlpool's Materials department. Primary function is to ensure materials selected for production or under development meet Whirlpool specifications with respect to performance and regulatory requirements. Close interactions with Materials Engineers and Subject Matter Experts regarding test procedures and requirements.
Job Responsibilities
Test for materials for physical and chemical properties including tensile strength, impact resistance, corrosion resistance, thermal aging, chemical attack, color, and others.
Assist development of new consumer relevant test procedures to ensure materials meet product leadership requirements.
Provide results with sufficient precision and careful documentation in a timely fashion to support development and launch.
Support Global Materials/Color Lab strategy
Complete training and development plans to enhance skills and lab capabilities
Help process partners follow lab operation "rules" to ensure stable workflow
Follow lab safety standards and 5S guidelines, and help create a visual lab to facilitate
Minimum Requirements
High School Diploma
1+ years experience in material or product testing
Preferred Requirements
1+ years experience in material or product testing related to performance parameters such as durability, chemical resistance, color measurement
1+ years experience with equipment such as tensile tester, salt spray chamber, thermal chambers, abrasion, UV chamber, optical microscope
Associate's Degree in a Science or Engineering field.
Experience in performing standard test methods-UL, ASTM, IEC (underwriter laboratories/american society of test methods/ international electrotechnical commission)
Experience with calibration and maintenance of measurement equipment
Proficient with Google software - Sheets, Docs, Slides
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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