Whirlpool Test Engineer II in Clyde, Ohio

Test Engineer II

Date: Mar 10, 2018

Location: Clyde, OH, US, 43410

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 14001

Job Function: Product Development Engineering (40000045)

Function Overview

The Test Engineer will serve as the leader and Subject-Matter Expert in the plant for implementing performance-related test systems to ensure the manufacturing of high quality electronic appliances. This position will require a self-motivated individual to support both strategic and operational needs in a fast paced appliance manufacturing facility. This includes full support of test / measurement and programming techniques for the testing systems used in the appliance assembly process.

In addition, you will troubleshoot, maintain and develop test / programming solutions for various products with electronic appliance control systems. The Test Engineer is responsible for maintaining a strong communication link between the Plant, Regional Quality Teams, Platform Development teams and Electronics Development teams and Test Equipment suppliers. Test development will include standardization between multiple sites to insure test consistencies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Become the subject matter expert in the plant for the testing and programming of electronically controlled appliances.

  • Identify emerging issues related to product capability and test coverage with respect to the test systems. Take appropriate action for containment and drive issues back to permanent resolution.

  • Help define quality assurance and reliability of appliances through inspection and testing techniques.

  • Support the goal of 100% test coverage using Whirlpool Techniques such as the House of Quality, Critical Parameter Management, Continuous Improvement and others.

  • Evaluate measurement data, run statistical analysis and define both statistical limits and process parameters.

  • Generate reports on findings and create key learning(s) to be shared with other technical experts.

  • Write test equipment specifications, have excellent writing skills.

  • Work closely with designers, manufacturing and quality control to deliver cost effective test solutions.

  • Drive to standardized testing, develop Key Process Indicators and output monitors to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Identify maintenance requirements for production test equipment and train maintenance technicians.

  • Develop troubleshooting guides and train failure analysis technicians on the manufacturing line.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • 1-2 years of Leadership experience

  • Basic knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Methods, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and advanced problem solving tools in a manufacturing environment.

  • Project management experience including directing teams and influencing others Product & Process development & characterization experience

  • Ability to learn Whirlpool’s proprietary protocols for communication and development tools to help interface test solutions is required.

  • Self motivated, self starting individual that can lead projects, excellent communicator.

  • Ability to develop and validate product functional test systems and software for automated test scripting and data acquisition. This will require test system implementation from concept to final test solution.

  • Experience leading Capital Procurement projects for equipment is a must.

  • Strong decision making skills and Project Management.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 2+ years related experience preferred, including experience in system & sub-system product/process testing.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of SPC, APQP tools (Process Flow Diagram, PFMEA, Process Control Plan)

  • A strong understanding of electronic devices and circuitry including hands-on test platform development.

  • 6-Sigma experience and/or various tools such as Design of Experiments, MSA, Six Sigma training.

  • Strong understanding of Flash technology for both hardware and software.

  • In-depth computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, with experience using office applications found in Google G Suite.


Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers. 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. We stay true to our philosophy that says good business begins by not following but leading. Our brands and products help people make the most of time so they can focus on making the most of moments that matter. 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.

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