Performance Enabler Engineer in Fabriano, Italy

Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 59494


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, Yummly and InSinkErator. In 2022, the company reported approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 61,000 employees and 56 manufacturing and technology research centers. Additional information about the company can be found at

The team you will be a part of

The Engineering team discovers, develops and evaluates new product ideas, enhancements, or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products. Leads, plans and tracks all phases of the product life cycle, from inception to introduction into the marketplace. Coordinates with various functions to ensure successful product development and implementation.

This role in summary

The Performance Enabler Engineer role is located on the Laundry Performance Enabler team within the Performance Subsystem. The primary function of this role is to deliver hardware projects / designs for hydraulics, dispensing and drying systems in the areas of new model launches, innovation and cost/quality improvement. This global role offers endless opportunities to work on all types of global designs and machine types and provides numerous experiences to

help you learn and grow in your career.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Work collaboratively within our team and across process partners and other subsystems to deliver hardware designs that meet project requirements. Lead development for a variety of hardware modules including electro-mechanical pumps, valves, heat element, hoses, chemical dispensers and drying system.

  • Develop project plans for solutions based on design standard tools and processes including requirements decomposition, DFMEA and Design Verification Plan & Report.

  • Work collaboratively with factories, suppliers and tooling vendors to deliver cost effective and robust part designs and tooling capacity to meet project needs.

  • Work collaboratively with Quality and Manufacturing to assure requirements are documented, in control and sustainable for long term quality.

  • Work with cross functional teams to generate new ideas for construction of cost and quality pipeline of future projects and work to deliver highest priority items in alignment with global module plans.

  • Develop unique and innovative solutions for unmet customer needs and/or new features to maintain product leadership for our machines in each market.

Minimum requirements

  • B.S. in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering.

  • 3+ years of experience in product development and project management.

  • Proficient knowledge of FMEA methodology, Systemic problem solving, ability to use

  • critical thinking to organize work and leadership skills.

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance / self starter.

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work cross functionally and globally.

  • Experience in rapid prototyping methods and plastic part design.

  • Experience in designing solutions that meet regulatory and Safety requirements.

  • Experience in use of simulation based design tools such as CFD, FEA etc to expedite development accuracy and timing.

What we offer

  • Full-time job contract

  • Wellbeing programs

  • Discounts on Whirlpool appliances

  • An international working environment in a dynamic company

  • Many opportunities to learn and develop

Connect with us and learn more about Whirlpool Corporation

See what it’s like to work at Whirlpool by visiting Whirlpool Careers ( . Additional information about the company can be found on Facebook ( , Twitter ( , LinkedIn ( , Instagram ( and YouTube ( .

At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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