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Automation Controls Electrical Engineer

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


This role in summary

Whirlpool is seeking qualified candidates for an Automation Controls Electrical Engineer opening to join our Central Manufacturing Engineering Group (CME) located in Marion, OH; Clyde, OH or other Ohio locations dependent on successful candidate location and ability to support all covered facilities.  This role will be on-site


This position will work closely with North American manufacturing facilities and CME Fabrication Engineers to define capital purchases, from specifying new equipment through handoff to the manufacturing facility.  This position will identify flexible design and process parameters to meet customer needs.

Your responsibilities will include


The Central Manufacturing Engineering team for the Laundry Category covers all of the laundry manufacturing facilities in North America.  This group of engineers installs equipment and supports launches in our manufacturing facility. The successful candidate will work closely with North American Region (NAR) Laundry manufacturing locations, Engineering & Technology (E&T), Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, and our new product organization to define and assist in the acquisition of the necessary capital equipment to successfully manufacture and deliver winning new products to the marketplace.  This will cover coveted brands such as Whirlpool, Amana, Estate, KitchenAid, and Maytag. 


The CME Electrical Engineer will be accountable for:

  • Oversight of End of Line testing equipment and processes
  • Oversight of electrical controls and design layout of new equipment
  • Oversight of Safety processes and regulation of new equipment and installations
  • Assist in maintaining and updating Safety, Programing, Robotic, and Electrical Standards
  • Assist in new capital acquisition RFP/RFQ and vendor selection process


Minimum requirements

  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or Technology
  • 2+ years of Automation/Controls experience in a manufacturing environment


Preferred skills and experiences

  • Experience working in a heavily automated production environment is desired
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • In-depth knowledge of laundry appliance fabrication and functional testing manufacturing process
  • Demonstrated history of gathering input from key stakeholders and gaining their buy-in
  • Experience with National Instrument equipment and LabVIEW development and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC's along with relay logic and Fanuc robot interfaces is desired
  • Experience with setting up and troubleshooting ethernet networks and protocols
  • Experience with Electrical Control design and drawings
  • Experience in Risk Assessment for equipment process and Safety circuit design and validation
  • Experience with instrumentation and other product testing equipment
  • Understanding of the codes and regulations: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
  • Familiar with pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
  • Travel and meet with equipment suppliers at other Whirlpool facilities
  • Communication, presentation skills, and team skills with any level of the organization
  • Self-starter with excellent project management and time management skills


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