Senior Electrical Hardware Engineer in Fabriano, Italy

Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 59691


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 Electrical Engineering team designs, develops or coordinates development of components, small systems, quality systems, processes or materials.

This role in summary

This position of Senior Electrical Hardware Engineer is focused on Electronic Controls and User Interfaces Development.

You will execute engineering tasks as part of cross-functional teams for new products development and you will be responsible for concepts and requirements, design, analysis and test. The primary role is to develop new electronics hardware with a global, cross category impact.

The day-by-day therefore will require this Senior Engineer to be creative and to deep dive into the physics and electronics of each project in order to fully understand, map and optimize the final solutions.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Design, develop and validate embedded hardware applications based on microcontrollers, mostly focused on User Interfaces and Power Electronics (AC and DC Loads, Fans, IGBTs).

  • Select and integrate off the shelf hardware modules to build embedded hardware applications.

  • Create or update schematic diagrams as needed

  • Electronic/Electrical Circuit Design/Modeling/Simulation

  • PCB Layout design and/or review

  • Component selection for hardware execution.

  • Prototype assembly, initial testing, debugging, and functional verification.

  • Interact with system architects/integrators to review and consolidate application requirements.

  • Along with engineering & procurement staff, manage all communication with suppliers/manufacturers to define components/assembly supply chain and evaluate all results effectively.

  • Actively participate and/or lead Technical Design Reviews

  • Document technical information according to internal processes.

  • Project planning (time, budget, samples, cost assessment, quality improvements, etc.)

  • Test plan development and execution supporting V&V team.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics or Electrical Engineering.

  • 6+ years of experience in schematic capture, circuit simulation, hardware debugging and embedded hardware solutions, from requirements capture to production release

  • Hands-on experience in prototype bring-up and debugging, functional verification and manufacturing support.

  • English is a must

Preferred skills and experiences

  • M.Sc. in Electronics or Electrical Engineering.

  • Proven experience in the following areas:

  • Isolated and non isolated power supply design (AC-DC and DC-DC);

  • Inverter design;

  • Analog and Digital Logic design

  • Signal Integrity analysis

  • Testability and Design of Experiments

  • Various communication protocols (I2C, SPI, CAN etc)

  • LED driving circuits.

  • Project assessment & risk management

  • Design for EMC & EMI

  • Experience with industry standards, Hardware and PCB Layout development and tools (Cadence is a nice to have).

  • Knowledge in 6 sigma methodologies

  • Experience with 32 Bit microcontrollers selection, evaluation and design.

  • Experience developing projects in a stage-gate process

  • Effective communication, documentation and negotiating skills

  • Experience in working with both global and regional teams

What we offer

  • Work in a well structured and consolidated team.

  • International environment and global career opportunities.

  • Opportunity to have a great impact on company development.

  • Great team spirit and atmosphere

  • Agile working (for some days of the week)

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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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