Hoods Laboratory Engineer
R&D
Full Time
Cerreto D'Esi, Italy
2018-04-29

Move to improve. Bring your ideas and expertise to life.

Hoods Laboratory Engineer – Cerreto D’Esi, Italy. 

Shaping living for the better starts here. Our R&D teams work around the world and at the heart of Electrolux to live and breathe our purpose. With transformation our driving force, the opportunities for change are unlimited. Just like your potential.

A REGULAR DAY AT WORK 

We are looking for a bright, creative mind who would drive the development of our mechanical structures in compliance with internal standards. The person will provide a key support to the R&D team for the development of new appliance verifying energy consumption, vibration and dynamics of the systems.

You will:
• Define relevant specifications and ensure testing on:
- Thermal and electrical safety according to internal/external standards, including preparation of relevant documentation
- Energy consumption
- Noise
- Feature performance (eg. Front temp )
- Environmental impact
- Components/product reliability/Lifetime
- Components performance
- EMC
• Ensure testing of key functionality and safety, compliance with technical standards (internal/external) and provide improvement proposals.
• Preparation of check plans (components, concepts, projects).
• Support Platforms, Product Care and Technologies for relevant testing, validation.
• Provide improvement proposals to platforms or technology development.
• Participate in concept development.
•Ensures alignment of test methodologies with other organizations in Global R&D Food Preparation.
• Participate in FMEA.
• When necessary, support the introduction and ramp-up of new models designed by the R&D into production (whether directly or indirectly involved).
• Proper maintenance of test equipment according to ISO9001.
• Support product development team to get the targets (time, cost and quality).
• May supervise and mentor other engineers, technicians or interns as required on a project or task basis and is involved in knowledge transfer within the organization or to relevant staff.   
• Creates, maintains and controls project schedules in relation to evaluation or prototype requirements. 
• Works with internal or external consultants, suppliers and manufacturers to develop and manufacture electronic, electrical or mechanical components and assemblies for prototype evaluation or concept studies.
• Ensure alignment of test methodologies with external authority labs.
• To track national standard updating and new national standard creation, ensure to have the test capability according to the update/new standards, and suggest R & D Product Care team if the product design to be changed in compliance with the new/updated standards.
• Participation in technical committees for the standard.

YOU

• Curious - You want to know everything about everything – then you take it all apart and put it back together. 
• Collaborative - You ask and you listen, you take ideas on board and work with your team, taking everyone in the same direction.
• Adaptable - With a number of projects running simultaneously, flexibility and agility are essential.
• Communicative - You can make yourself understood and are a good listener.
• Influential - You know how to structure a case and get people on board.
• Problem-solving - You see the challenge as the opportunity.
• Results-driven - Maximising efficiencies and hitting KPIs are just the beginning: your real passion is delivering products that change and enhance lives. The rest is a bonus.  
• Ambitious - You always strive for better, in your work and for your future.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor/Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with min 2 years of experience
• Experience in Product Development in home appliances or similar business areas.
• Proven experience in a testing and evaluation facility
• Experience in an international organization/company is appreciated
• Knowledge of authority approval: EN, IEC standards, and environmental rules
• Relevant experience working with electric / electronic systems available for laboratory purpose
• Practical problem-solving skills with a strong sense of applied engineering both mechanical and electrical.
• Ability to make mechanical and electrical modifications to test samples or appliances; fault-finding; understanding of electrical wiring and circuit diagrams.
• Good computer literacy, esp. MS Office, MS Project. 
• Ability to apply own detailed understanding of typical testing methodologies (DoE, statistical methodologies, CFD, Weibull analysis…) to the evaluation process.