Whirlpool Senior Technician in St. Joseph, Michigan

Senior Technician

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: St. Joseph, MI, US, 49085

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 30040

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Functional Overview

We currently have an opening for a Senior Technician to join the Cooking Food Technology Team at our St. Joseph, MI location. You will be joining a team that possesses a strong culinary passion and consumer focus. The food Technology team supports both cooktop and cavity performance development where both virtual and physical test methods are employed to develop and verify cooking performance.

The Senior Technician Food Technology will be responsible for supporting the development of cooking performance for oven cavities and cooktops. You will support the development of cooking accessories, oven or range components and support development and parameterization of appliance algorithms to meet performance attribute targets. Your responsibilities will be related to Food Technology lab operations including management of supplies, equipment, and facilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support development of food technology related system and component development projects on time, on cost and at best quality.

  • Optimize appliance cooking performance through the development and parameterization of appliance algorithms.

  • Provide input to and support of engineering development for components and systems related to cooking performance (includes at least Heating Elements, Convection Systems, Cooking Accessories, Oven Racks, User Interface)

  • Support new product design and development from concept development to execution.

  • Closes knowledge gaps and creates future leverage.

  • Performs laboratory testing of prototypes for component and system level characterization. Supports literature development for cooking related functions and features.

  • Responsible for lab operation activities including supply ordering, budget tracking, equipment inventory, and facilities maintenance.

  • Uses the day to day work to develop technical capabilities and competencies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree

  • 2+ years working in a lab environment including conducting standard testing, conducting research and/or developing test methods.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree concentrations: Food Science, Food Engineering, Physics, Chemistry

  • Strong interest in food, cooking and/or culinary science.

  • Demonstrates numerical and scientific abilities- uses data to analyze and communicate problems and solutions

  • Ability to analyze mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Critical thinking, issue follow-up, and resolution skills.

  • Demonstrated project management and computer skills.

  • Strong Microsoft suite or Google suite skills

  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of internal clients.

  • Ability to perform effectively within budgetary and time guidelines.

  • Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment.

  • Able to contribute to strong and dependable teams.

  • Possesses excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.

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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.

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